Neck Pain Treatment in Chicago
If you suffer from acute or chronic neck pain, then you know how painful and frustrating normal daily activities can be. Even simple tasks like driving and reading can become quite unbearable. In addition to disrupting your day, neck pain can also contribute to headaches, difficulty sleeping, shoulder or arm pain, muscle spasms, and chronic tightness in the upper back.
Neck pain usually occurs from a combination of events. Alterations such as poor posture, stress, muscle guarding, and trauma contribute to and often worsen an already fragile neck.
Chiropractic care is effective in treating chronic neck pain, stiffness, whiplash, muscle spasms and general aches and pains.
A Sample of Citations from Medical Journals on the Effectiveness of Chiropractic for Neck Pain:
“This randomized control trial provides evidence for the use of chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of cervical facet dysfunction. The group treated using manipulation showed the greatest reduction in pain intensity as well as a significant improvement in the participant’s quality of life.”
–Saayman, L., Hay, C. , & Abrahamse, H. (2011).
Chiropractic manipulative therapy and low level laser therapy in the management of cervical facet dysfunction: a randomized controlled study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(3), 153-163.
“In a Randomized controlled trial, 183 patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (mainly exercise) or general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs) in a 52-week study. The clinical outcome measures showed that manual therapy resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the manual therapy-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.”
— Korthals-de Bos et al (2003), British Medical Journal
“In our randomized, controlled trial, we compared the effectiveness of manual therapy, physical therapy, and continued care by a general practitioner in patients with nonspecific neck pain. The success rate at seven weeks was twice as high for the manual therapy group (68.3 percent) as for the continued care group (general practitioner). Manual therapy scored better than physical therapy on all outcome measures. Patients receiving manual therapy had fewer absences from work than patients receiving physical therapy or continued care, and manual therapy and physical therapy each resulted in statistically significant less analgesic use than continued care.”
— Hoving et al (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine
Dr. Lazarowich has a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the neck and the causes of neck dysfunction. Dr. Max has great success in neck pain treatment, and he also addresses the underlying cause so reoccurrence is less likely. Call us today and start getting relief from neck pain.