Does any neck pain sufferer enjoy
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Not likely. Recent
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such Manchester
neck pain patients avert treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Manchester back pain are primary
causes of disability globally and here in Manchester.
Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, helpful
option for management of back and neck pain for quite a few such
patients. Chiropractic is described as care centered
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions with 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 recommended to figure out
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation daily at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is demonstrated
to reduce 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 higher in those who got care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation decreased the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors
in the US. (2) Your Manchester 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, facilitates in relieving
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 together with myofascial release,
patient education about modifying her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care reduced her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to provide him/her the tools
and knowledge to get such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Showing chronic nonspecific Manchester
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain enriches 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 was more impactful.
The combination decreased the patients’ pain-disability indices,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That’s
the goal of care for us at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries: less pain.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
his use of manually treated cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion
Distraction to deliver neck pain relief for a couple of
patients suffering with painful disc herniations.
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic
appointment today. To those Manchester neck pain sufferers
not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment you need!