In many cases, neck and back pain are notoriously difficult to treat. While some kinds of neck and back pain can be explained by an obvious cause, such as an accident or a slipped disc or degenerative conditions, many others have no obvious explanation. It is thought that this kind of neck and back pain can be caused by stress, bad posture or lack of exercise.
While the pain experienced in these cases is very real, performing tests such as CT scans or MRIs can result in showing nothing out of the ordinary. While treating this sort of pain is often reduced to pain medication and physiotherapy, many patients are turning to alternative therapies to complement their conservative therapies with great success.