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Chiropractic good for neck pain and safer than drugs

A study done in 1996 and reported in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics show that Chiropractic care is not only better than NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.) at relieving neck pain but that it is safer as well.

The authors of the study noted that they were unable to locate any randomized, controlled tests that examined the appropriate use and effectiveness of NSAIDS for neck pain. They conclude that cervical manipulation, the generic, non-specific medical term for Chiropractic spinal adjustments, is safer than the use of NSAIDS by a factor of several hundred times.

NSAIDS are the first-line medical treatment for these situations and work by raising the body's threshold of pain perception. NSAIDS have been shown to cause problems ranging from gastrointestinal bleeding to kidney failure to death.

By way of commentary, using NSAIDS for the treatment of spinal problems leads to very serious problems in thousands of people every year. Numerous studies have shown over and over that chiropractic is a safe and effective way to deal with the pain from spinal problems as well as the body malfunction that they cause. Using dangerous drugs to cover up a problem that can be corrected with safe and effective Chiropractic care? Bad idea. Try Chiropractic first.

Chiropractic beats acetaminophen for chronic neck pain

In July of 1996 the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER) reported that chiropractic adjustments helped patients with chronic neck pain better than acetaminophen.

During the six week trial, the chiropractic patients not only reported an improvement in neck pain but also range of motion, strength and functional capacity over the patients taking acetaminophen.

Chiropractic care is not just for pain relief. It improves function in all body systems without the dangers associated with drugs that alter body function.

Our Cupertino Chiropractor office offers natural relief of acute and chronic pain, neck pain, back pain, headaches, tension, sciatica, sports and auto accident injuries. We help newborns, infants, teenagers, adults and seniors live better, healthier, more pain free lives. Many health-conscious Cupertino and Sunnyvale families choose our office for the relief of neck pain, back pain, headaches, tension, sciatica, as well as just a part of living an overall healthier lifestyle.

Please explore our information rich website so you can fully understand what makes the experience and results of our Cupertino chiropractic center superior and unique from any other chiropractic office in the area.

When you're ready, call our Cupertino Sunnyvale chiropractic office and find out for yourself why thousands of area residents, families and your neighbors already have.

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