Does any neck pain sufferer enjoy
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Not likely. Recent
studies are showing that receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is delivered by chiropractors - may help such Williamson
neck pain patients avert treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Apple Country Chiropractic
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Williamson back pain are leading
causes of disability globally and here in Williamson.
Chiropractic is being related as a safe, effective
option for management of back and neck pain for many such
patients. Chiropractic is described as care focused
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions via spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is described as inhibiting
back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that regulate inflammatory pain responses.
More research is called upon to determine
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation every day at Apple Country Chiropractic.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is shown
to decrease the risk of treatment escalation. 42% of neck pain
patients wanting relief find that their treatment is heightened
to include care like imaging, injection, emergency room visit, or surgery. Such
risk was 2.38 times greater in those who got care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors
in the United States. (2) Your Williamson chiropractor delivers
specialized, research-based, safe, and gentle spinal manipulation for neck pain
SPECIFIC FORM OF DOCUMENTED SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK
As an example of how a specific form of spinal manipulation,
Cox® Technic flexion distraction, helps relieve
pain, a patient case about a patient with neurofibromatosis
who had headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually applied cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation along with myofascial release,
patient education about adapting her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care reduced her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to give him/her the tools
and understanding to get such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Showing chronic nonspecific Williamson
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain boosts their outcomes. A study comparing
therapeutic exercise alone to therapeutic exercise plus pain neuroscience education
to assist their understanding of their condition
found that the combination helped more.
The combination decreased the patients’ pain-disability indices,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That is
the goal of care for us at Apple Country Chiropractic: reduced pain.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
his use of manually delivered cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion
Distraction to deliver neck pain relief for a couple of
patients afflicted with painful disc herniations.
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic
appointment soon. To those Williamson neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment you need!