Spine
April 2001 Volute 26, Number 7
Bronfort G, Evans R, Nelson B, Aker PD, Goldsmith CH, Vernon H
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, Minnesota

Study Outcomes & Clinical Relevance: For chronic neck pain, the use of strengthening exercise, whether in combination with spinal manipulation or in the form of a high-technology MedX program, appears to be more beneficial to patients with chronic neck pain than the use of spinal manipulation alone. An additional finding was that 85% of the patients with chronic neck pain were able to engage in MedX therapy with no exacerbation of head or neck pain, and the remaining patients experienced only transient, self-limited discomfort.