Neck pain affects millions of people a year, and it is a leading reason why patients visit a chiropractor. Whether the symptoms are caused by a traumatic injury, from a car crash or other accident, or whether it is chronic pain from another source can influence the course of treatment chosen by the chiropractor. However, our understanding of the way neck movement cause pain is still incomplete, as is seen in a study we cover this week in a new article.
Researchers in Sweden looked into the relationship between rapid neck movements and impacts on sensorimotor functions in patients with chronic neck pain. The study has some intriguing findings that could be useful for shaping treatment plans.