For example, some patients experience neck pain because of herniated discs or other anomalies in the neck. Other patients develop pain in the neck because of worn joints or injuries. In rare cases, neck pain is a symptom of a more serious condition.
Specifically, chiropractic care outperforms physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and medication in the treatment of patients with neck pain.
This type of therapy also addresses any problems with alignment or joint dysfunction that could be exacerbating problems in the neck. In addition, regular chiropractic treatment improves the integrity of the joints so that future neck injuries are less likely to occur.
In some cases, serious injuries or conditions must be ruled out before chiropractic care can begin. Once the cause of the pain is diagnosed, a treatment plan designed to deal with the patient's issues can be developed. This plan will often include multiple modalities that will work together to provide the patient with the best possible results.
However, many patients will require ongoing therapy to manage their pain, especially in cases where the pain is related to a chronic condition. With consistent care, most patients will see an improvement in their neck pain over time.