Manipulative Therapy Combined with Exercise Improves Outcomes.

According to a study that included 90 patients with chronic non-specific neck pain, combining manipulative therapy with stretching and strengthening exercises led to greater improvements in pain, disability, and range of motion
than exercises alone. Doctors of chiropractic often treat patients with chronic neck pain with an approach that combines manipulative therapies and specific cervical exercises.

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, April 2020