– Your body is able to balance your head with amazing feats.

This means that if you picture a 10-pound head sitting on top of a column made of bones (your neck), with split-second movements in all directions, you will begin to see why neck pain is one of the most persistent and common problems faced by humanity.

There are several types of neck pain. In the first instance, you can summarize the consensus as follows: “Stop doing what makes it worse.”

Chronic pain is however a different matter.

It can be very debilitating and prescription drugs are frequently used to treat it. This is why it is at the heart of the current opioid crisis that is roiling the country.

Drugs such as Vicodin, Norco and OxyContin carry the risk of addiction and death. Both the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have encouraged consumers and healthcare providers to find non-pharmacologic ways to manage pain.

One of the most preferred options? It is covered by most insurance companies.

“Doctors of chiropractic are well-trained and highly educated in the structure and function of the human body,”Sherry McAllister DC, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress “They use hands-on techniques to help enhance neurological control, flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion.”

Visit this page to find a chiropractor near you. f4cp.com/findadoctor.