Neck pain: combining exercise and manual therapy for your neck and upper back leads to quicker reductions in pain.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013;43(3):128
Neck pain is very common, but the good news is that most neck pain is not caused by serious disease. “Mechanical neck pain” is the name healthcare professionals use when joint and muscle problems result in neck pain. Current evidence suggests that a combination of manual therapy and exercise is effective for patients with mechanical neck pain. A research report published in the March 2013 issue of JOSPT focused on finding which combination of exercise and manual therapy was more effective in quickly reducing neck pain.J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013;43(3):128. doi:10.2519/jospt.2013.0502.
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