I have been seeing a Chiropractor for the past couple of months, 3 adjustments a week and some excercises at home, this is to continue for 6 months. Basically, I have suffered from neck and shoulder pain for years. Sitting down all day at work at a desk really aggravates it but there's nothing I can do to change that! The chiropractor took xrays and showed me that my neck has lost 80% of it's natural curve, it's completely straight! I also have a slight degeneration of C5 disc. He says these are the causes of my pain. Initially my pain subsided and almost dissapeared for a couple of weeks and I thought, wow it's working already! Unfortunately it has come back with avengence and my neck is very tight, stiff and sore. The chiropractor says this is normal and it will go away. I'm concerned if the chiropractic treatment will really help me get rid of my pain for good or is it more of a muscular problem? Deep massage always relieves it but never for long. Physio hasn't helped in the past. I had to sign a contract for my treatment and it will cost me £2,500 over the next 18 months, I need to know if it's going to be worth the money or should I try to get out of the contract before the first payment comes out on 27th July?!! Any advice would be much appreciated!