In our Westminster chiropractic office, it is not uncommon to see people who are suffering with neck pain. Unfortunately, some of our patients tried to “wait it out” to see if their neck pain would go away on its own (which it didn’t). However, a study published in The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy suggests that engaging in chiropractic care is a better solution as 94% of sufferers can experience relief—even after just one week!
For purposes of this study, researchers split sixty-four subjects into two separate groups. Both groups participated in cervical spine nonthrust manipulation (which is when we work on your neck area), receiving two sessions each, and they were also asked to do some exercises at home. In addition, the second group engaged in thoracic spine thrust manipulations (your thoracic area is your upper and middle back) to see if this helped relieve their neck pain. The results?
Thirty-one of the thirty-four people assigned to the second group—or, 94%—showed “significantly greater improvements” in the level of neck pain they were experiencing and they noticed reduced disability in that area of their body. And this was only after one week, or two sessions, of treatment!
So, if you are experiencing neck pain, you don’t have to sit around, hoping that your discomfort leaves on its own. Call Partners in Health Pain & Rehabilitation Center in Westminster, CO today so that you can begin to experience relief as soon as possible!
Masaracchio M, et al. Short-term combined effects of thoracic spine thrust manipulation and cervical spine nonthrust manipulation in individuals with mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013, Mar. 43(3):118-27. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2013.4221.