Neck pain is a problem which affects many people and can have a negative impact on overall health. It can leave people with mobility problems as well as feeling low due to the persistent discomfort experienced. A new study into effective therapies for the treatment of neck pain has found that some measures, including mobilisation and manipulation, are more effective than others for the management of pain and that these options should be considered first when seeking treatment.
The research, which was carried out by the OPTIMa collaboration, provided an update of findings with regards to treatment options and compared these to evidence which was presented by the Neck Pain Task Force in 2008. It sought to identify whether new findings were consistent with previous work or whether any new developments could be identified.
The key findings from the most recent report suggest that manipulation, mobilisation and clinical massage are all effective means for treating neck pain. In contrast, relaxation massage, strain-counterstrain treatment and electroacupuncture were not considered as beneficial methods of dealing with neck pain. As such, the study recommends that these measures should not be pursued first by patients who are suffering from pain.
If you are suffering from neck pain and are considering treatment, Morley Chiropractic Clinic offer a range of options including manipulation and mobilisation. Our skilled practitioners will assess your individual condition and recommend the best course of action to help alleviate the discomfort you are feeling. Our other treatments include remedial massage as well as pilates, podiatry and chiropody. If you are experiencing muscle or joint pain at the moment or have concerns about your posture of health, please get in touch on 0113 238 3693 to arrange an appointment.