Neck pain is one of the most common reasons people come and see a chiropractor. This doesn’t seem surprising when you consider that the annual prevalence of neck pain is up to 50%, and that then 50-85% of those with neck pain will have recurrent or persistent pain for as long as 5 years (1).
It blows my mind that someone can put themselves through pain for that long! Yet, we see it nearly every day when seeing a chiropractor is their last resort. “I have tried everything else” or “they want to operate; do I need surgery?”.
Sometimes this delay in trying chiropractic care is due to fear, or the belief that it is dangerous. This just isn’t the case, studies have shown that not only is it safe compared to a lot of other treatment options, but that it is often a better treatment option that medications (2, 3, 4).
As for the need for surgery, it really should be the last resort (5). It has been shown that patients with cervical (neck) disk herniations treated with chiropractic adjustments can improve, and the sooner it is treated, the faster the outcome (6).
So, if you are reading this, and you have neck pain, or know someone who does, stop putting it off and get it checked out!
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The Drs and Staff of Little Sprouts Chiropractic