I would urge caution with chiropractic manipulation to the neck...it is quite forceful and could be harmful in certain conditions.
Unfortunately I let my hubby talk me into one following a car wreck and he did nothing but make things worse in the neck, and my pain spread down my spine and shoulders...also believe he tore some muscles in my shoulder prescribing exercises I should never have been doing, according to my ortho and neuro docs.
After 4 months of his 'therapy' I told him I needed to see someone else and he became very angry and ugly. Many like to think they're medical docs... but they aren't. He didn't think I needed a MRI but when my ortho ordered one and looked at it, he referred me immediately to a neurosurgeon.
I ended up needing neurosurgery with screws and clamps as anchors....for ruptured discs (my docs in retrospect after hearing how my symptoms worsened, think there was possibly only slight bulging initially...but ruptured during the force of chiropractic care)
I'm now better after surgery but still do have some residual nerve problems ... and needless to say I regret ever seeing that chiropractor. I wish you luck whatever you decide...I know this is only my experience and I'm sure others have good stories to share.
My hubby now sees an osteopathic doc for manipulations on his spine after he saw what happened with me. His osteopathic treatments keep him comfortable for much longer periods of time than the chiro so he is happier. Chiros crack bones and force things ... osteopaths work more on the tissues and fascia which is so important.
And I agree...massage is very therapeutic.