What Therapies Are Effective For Neck Pain From Whiplash?

This study suggests that mobilization, manipulation, and clinical massage are effective interventions for the management of neck pain. All of these therapies are offered at my office for the treatment of whiplash. Spine J. 2016 Dec;16(12):1598-1630. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.08.024. Epub 2015 Dec 17. Are manual therapies, passive physical modalities, or acupuncture effective for the management of…

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Cost-effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy, supervised exercise, and home exercise for older adults with chronic neck pain.

Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is one of the modalities that chiropractors use for treating patients with neck and back problems.  A recent article, showed that SMT along with  home based exercises and advice was more cost effective than supervised exercises and home exercises for older adults with neck pain. [Read more]

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Does Neck Pain Cause Headaches?

Headaches can arise from many different causes. A partial list includes stress, lack of sleep, allergies, neck trauma (particularly sports injuries and car accidents), and more. In some cases, the cause may be unknown. A unique common denominator of headaches has to do with cervical spine anatomy, in particular the upper part of the neck.…

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Tai Chi can help relieve chronic neck pain, study shows

Date: October 13, 2016 Source: American Pain Society Summary: Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled trial. Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results…

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How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Help My Neck Pain?

We all know what it’s like to have neck pain—whether it’s after a long drive, pinching the phone between the head and shoulder, star-gazing, or from talking to someone who is seated off to the side. There are many causes of neck pain, but the question of the month is, how do chiropractic adjustments help…

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Exercises for Improving Cervical Posture

Is there a “normal” or “best posture” out there? If so, what is it? Posture is largely inherited; however, there are also environmental, social, and other forces that can affect posture. Some say “good posture” is the position that places the least amount of strain on the body, particularly the muscles and ligaments that hold…

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Exercises for Improving Cervical Posture

Is there a “normal” or “best posture” out there? If so, what is it? Posture is largely inherited; however, there are also environmental, social, and other forces that can affect posture. Some say “good posture” is the position that places the least amount of strain on the body, particularly the muscles and ligaments that hold…

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Surgery for Neck and Arm Pain?

We in the healthcare management world are all biased. If a patient with neck and arm pain presents to chiropractic clinic, the doctor of chiropractic will usually recommend a non-surgical trial of care as long as “red flags” don’t exist (that is, “bad” things like bowel/bladder weakness, rapidly worsening symptoms, and a few others). Frequently,…

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Slouched Posture Found Associated With Increased Neck and Shoulder Pain-Disability

A slouched body posture decreases arm mobility and changes muscle recruitment in the neck and shoulder region European Journal of Applied Physiology December 2015, Volume 115, Issue 12, pp 2491–2503 Eva-Maj Malmström Abstract PURPOSE: Long-term use of unfavorable postures, congenital deformations and degenerative processes associated with aging or disease may generate an increased thoracic curvature…

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What’s Better for Neck Pain, Medication or Chiropractic?

Although both medication and chiropractic are utilized by neck pain sufferers, not everyone wants to or can take certain medications due to unwanted side effects. For those who aren’t sure what to do, wouldn’t it be nice if research was available that could answer the question posted above? Let’s take a look! When people have…

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