The positive benefits of spinal manipulation for neck pain have long been known to chiropractors and their patients, however, for some time the research evidence was lacking, which was somewhat of a black eye for the profession and prevented full integration into the modern medical model. Luckily the times are changing, and their exists a growing body of quality research definitively showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating both chronic and acute neck pain. In fact, what was once regarded as quackery and unsafe is now being embraced by other healthcare professions, most notably physical therapists.
The physicians at Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon practice evidence-based conservative medicine, taking the most current research that exists and applying that to how we evaluate and treat musculoskeletal conditions. Following is a summary of a great article from 2012 showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating neck pain over the use of medication.