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Neck Pain Needs Proper Care and Attention

Neck pain with or without arm pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a chiropractor. However, many avoid seeking care for some time or wait until their pain becomes unbearable, hoping somehow that the pain will simply disappear. While in some cases the pain and discomfort does in fact go away, in a great number of those cases, it eventually resurfaces. Fortunately, most cases of neck pain can be successfully managed in a safe, non-invasive way. Some of the methods of care utilized by chiropractors include manual therapy and exercise. A recent study comparing manual physical therapy and exercise to passive care consisting of basic advice, mobility exercise and ultrasound found manual therapy and exercise superior. It's important to note that most chiropractic care is hands on and does not simply consist of passive-type therapies such as ultrasound, although in certain cases this can be useful. In fact, one of the reasons many prefer chiropractic care is the hands on, attentive nature of chiropractic care. If you haven't tried chiropractic care for your neck pain, as well as other aches and pains, or, for your overall health/wellness needs, we urge you to call your local chiropractor today. Chiropractic care is natural, non-invasive and extremely safe.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine. 33(22):2371-2378, October 15, 2008.