Chiropractic Improves Neck Pain in Seniors

By | November 26, 2013

253955_highNeck 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 tissue massage, stretching) and supervised rehabilitative exercise, both in combination with and compared  to home exercise alone for neck pain in individuals aged 65 years or older. Chiropractic care with home exercise resulted in greater decreases in pain after 12 weeks of treatment compared to both the supervised plus home exercise and the home exercise alone groups. In addition, supervised exercise sessions appear to add little to home exercise alone.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24225010

 

 

 

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