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Chiropractic vs. Massage for Backpain

If you have neck or back pain, you might be considering massage or chiropractic to relieve the discomfort and asking yourself Do they work? Are they safe?

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Chiropractic care

The founder of modern chiropractic care, a 19th-century Iowan, believed that chiropractic manipulation could cure many ailments, especially ones related to the nervous system. Most chiropractors focus on skeletal and muscular problems for the treatment of low-back, neck and shoulder pain.

Chiropractors perform millions of spinal manipulations (“adjustments”) each year. And some studies suggest that they can help diminish pain in the short term at least as much as exercise and even pain relievers.