Can a Chiropractor Ease Your Aching Back?
When used in the right patients and in conjunction with other treatments, spinal manipulation therapy can ease back and neck pain and improve physical function.

Can a Chiropractor Ease Your Aching Back?

Understanding the multi-faceted approach behind spinal adjustments can help determine if it can help your neck or back pain.

Osteoarthritis (OA) can be a pain in the neck—literally. When OA creeps into the spine, the condition can play a pivotal role in limiting movement and everyday function. For those trying to find relief, many turn to the help of a chiropractor, osteopathic physician or practitioner of spinal manipulation therapy (SMT).

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