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Do you have neck pain with unknown causes?

MIPM Chiropractic Treatments: Non-Invasive Relief for Neck Pains

Local residents suffering from chronic neck pain would do better when seeking help from Midwest Integrated Physical Medicine (MIPM) rather than relying on pain medications.

A study published in The Annals of Internal Medicine has shown that chiropractic care, along with home exercises, was more effective in relieving neck pains than painkillers like ibuprofen and narcotics. The study measured the effectiveness of chiropractic care, home exercises, and pain relievers initially over 12 weeks then after one year. Both times, subjects who received chiropractic care or did home exercises were significantly more satisfied with the results than those who took pain relievers.

Furthermore, the study revealed one other important result: Those who took pain medications also continued to take them with increasing frequency. Furthermore, experts report that this could lead to side effects such as gastrointestinal conditions.

Chiropractic care, on the other hand, offers a safer alternative as a non-invasive kind of treatment. Additionally, chiropractic treatments at MIPM are more sustainable because our healthcare team will provide you with the knowledge and effective care needed to create positive lifestyle changes that can permanently eliminate pain and furthermore improve your overall health.

A top Mount Prospect chiropractor —one of which could be found at MIPM—will carefully evaluate your case and examine not only your neck but your spine as well. The pain you are experiencing could be the result of problems along your spine. The chiropractor will also look into your medical history as well as any personal habits that could be affecting you; in addition, the chiropractor may also run additional tests such as X-rays and MRIs.

The chiropractor will then devise a treatment plan that will address not only your condition but also the root cause to the issue. The plan may include a change in your diet and habits as well as setting new fitness goals and stress management practices. We strive to provide you with the most effective holistic treatment plan.

There are several chiropractic treatments for neck pain. Some involve spinal manipulation, while others target specific muscle points in the neck and mid-back—which may be triggering the pain. Some techniques also make use of special instruments or even low frequency electric currents. The treatment may also be accompanied by therapeutic exercises.

The chiropractor will thoroughly explain the type of treatment that may be applied and inform you about its effects on your body. In general, chiropractic neck treatments aim not only to reduce pain, but also to improve mobility and restore the head’s and the neck’s functions.

Come into MIPM and make an appointment with us for your neck pain! We will not only help with decreasing pain but also find out where your pain is coming from and what is causing your pain. As stated earlier, we strive to provide you with the most effective holistic treatment plan. 

(Source: For Neck Pain, Chiropractic and Exercise Are Better Than Drugs, The New York Times)