Spinal Manipulation to Ease Pain, Improve Function

Spinal manipulation is an option for treating back or neck pain, even before medications.

When your back or neck aches, you may reach for pain relieving medications. While they can help, experts suggest trying nondrug treatments first. For both short-term and longstanding low back pain, for example, the recently updated guidelines by the American College of Physicians recommend starting with therapies such as heat, massage, exercise and spinal manipulation.
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