Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 30, 2012
The decision regarding treatment methods for neck pain is very difficult due to the duration of the treatment and negative consequences if the care is ineffective. Despite the centuries of study and treatment utilizing chiropractic care, many physicians and patients look at chiropractic care with some trepidation. Belltown Spine & Wellness highlights recent research which may quiet some of these critics.
Neck pain is an issue that hits close to home for many people. Nearly three quarters of all Americans suffer from neck pain at some point. Neck pain treatments are varied and previously lacked good comparison of the effectiveness. A recent study by Dr. Gert Bronfort of Northwestern Health Sciences University uncovered some interesting comparisons between the results of chiropractic care and basic home exercises versus treatments using pain medications and narcotics.
Dr. Bronfort concluded that the group that received the chiropractic care and home exercises reported less pain than the group which took traditional pain medications. He noted, “Even a year later, there were differences between the spinal manipulation and medication groups.” The study, which was published in The Annals of Internal Medicine, followed 272 adults with neck pain issues for three months. These adults either did light exercises with a physical therapist, received regular spinal manipulation from a chiropractor, or received traditional pain medication. After twelve weeks, about half of the individuals treated with chiropractic care and light exercises reported a 75% reduction in neck pain, whereas only one-third of the pain medication cohort reported a similar reduction in neck pain.
Holistic Chiropractic Care
Many chiropractors embrace a holistic approach to health and wellness. Seattle Chiropractor, Belltown Spine & Wellness employs a multifaceted approach to treatment of neck and back pain through spinal manipulation and development of home exercise plan. This provides back pain sufferers with immediate care as well as a long-term solution.
About Belltown Spine & Wellness
Belltown Spine & Wellness uses the latest technology in spinal rehabilitation equipment. Dr. Mindel understands that all patient and conditions are unique and we do not use a cookie cutter program. A complete and specialized spinal back program will be designed specific to your needs.