Recently Dr. Mercola published an article, Chiropractors and Exercise are Better than Drugs Says New Study, which talks about neck pain.
I have been a chiropractor for over 12 years and have seen every type of chronic pain that a person can have, including neck pain.
What is amazing about the original article Dr. Mercola is referencing is that it was researched and funded by NIH (National Institutes of Health) and the medical journal, Annals of Internal Medicine. Mainstream medical establishments are showing you that drugs work little to not at all with chronic neck pain. Unfortunately the United States has become dependant on medications as our standard answer to most any pain problem. It is not surprising to see an elderly person on 10-12 medications, but are they getting better? Not only are they taking a lot of medications but they are sedentary and not living full lives because of chronic pain. Yet in China you see the elderly doing Tai Chi in the park and taking little medication. Why? Different cultures, different mindsets, different medicine.