New Study Shows “Exercises” and
Drugs… for Neck Pain
According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and funded by the National Institutes of Health, medication is NOT the best option for treating neck pain.
After following 272 neck-pain patients for 12 weeks, those who used a chiropractor & exercise were more than twice as likely to be pain free – compared to those who took medication.
32 percent who received chiropractic care became pain free
30 percent of those who exercised became pain free
13 percent of those treated with medication became pain free
You do the math:
“For participants with acute and sub-acute neck pain, SMT [spinal manipulation therapy] was more effective than medication in both the short and long term.”
Dr. Ronald M. Repice