Category Archives: Neck Pain

Sleep Problems and Risk of Chronic Pain

A new study using data from 26 896 women and men investigated the relationship between sleep problems and risk of chronic pain in the low back and neck/shoulders, and whether physical exercise and body mass index (BMI) alter this association.  Results showed that persons with sleep problems ‘sometimes’ and who exercised ≥1 hour per week had lower risk of chronic pain in the low back and neck/shoulders than inactive persons with a similar… Read More »

Chiropractic Improves Neck Pain in Seniors

Neck pain is a considerable healthcare problem for individuals of all ages. About 20% of individuals 70 years of age and older experience neck pain at least once a month. Neck pain is also associated with other health complaints and poorer self-rated health. A new study investigated the effectiveness of chiropractic care (consisting of manipulation, mobilization, light soft… Read More »

Chiropractic and brain – pain and relaxation

Research on chiropractic adjustments has been conducted extensively worldwide, and its efficacy on musculoskeletal symptoms has been well documented. Previous studies have documented potential relationships between spinal dysfunction and the autonomic nervous system and that chiropractic treatment affects the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) regulates the functions of our internal organs (the viscera) such as the… Read More »

Chiropractic and better brain function?

Patients with subclinical neck pain have altered brain activation patterns (cerebellum). The cerebellum’s best-known functions are in coordinating motor activities and learning new motor skills (such as learning to ride a bike). A recent study has found that chiropractic treatment of the neck in a group of subclinical neck pain patients leads to a pattern of brain activity from… Read More »

Chiropractic and neck and arm pain

Symptomatic compression of a cervical nerve root (otherwise known as a ‘pinched nerve’) occurs in approximately 83.2 of every 100000 persons and is caused by disk herniations, and degenerative spinal conditions most typically.  The C6 and C7 nerve roots are most frequently involved, often resulting in severe pain and disability.  Typically, patients with this type of compression often have neck pain with… Read More »