Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Study: Chiropractic Effective for Neck Pain in...

Study: Chiropractic Effective for Neck Pain in...

A recent study shows that not only are neck adjustments safe for the elderly, they’re extremely effective for neck pain when combined with exercise. Although  earlier studies  have shown the benefits of chiropractic for neck pain, there have been no randomized clinical trials on the treatment specifically for the elderly. The  study , published in  The Spine Journal , included 241 patients over the age of 65 years who suffered from persistent neck pain. Patients were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups:  spinal manipulation therapy delivered by a chiropractor, plus home exercise (SMT+HE); supervised exercise plus home exercise (SRE+HE); or  home exercise alone (HE). After 12 weeks...Read More
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