Is chiropractic or physical therapy better for neck pain?

May11th 2020

Physical therapy is an effective way to manage and reduce recurrence of neck pain. People often believe they need a “chiropractic adjustment” or manipulation of the neck for sudden neck pain to “put something back in alignment.”

Physical therapists not only use mobilizations (what a Chiropractor may refer to as an “adjustment”), but also other techniques and exercises to address the underlying cause of neck pain. Treatments like manual therapy (mobilization/manipulation, massage), traction, electrical stimulation, correcting postural alignment, gentle range of motion, and strength training exercises can reduce acute and chronic neck pain.