Updated: Oct 8, 2018
Spinal manipulation, medication, or home exercise with advice for acute and subacute neck pain: a randomized trial: Annals of internal medicine, 2012
This study looked at 272 people with neck pain. They were broken up into 3 groups:
3. Exercises and advice
The participants were followed over 12 weeks and measured for pain and self reported disability, satisfaction and health assessment.
The results from this trial indicated a clinically significant improvement in finding between those patients received manipulations and those on medication and home exercise and advice.