Does any neck pain sufferer want to get an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! New
studies are showing that receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is delivered by chiropractors - may help such West Palm Beach
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Chiropractic Care
is here to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside West Palm Beach back pain are leading
causes of disability around the world and here in West Palm Beach.
Chiropractic is being related as a safe, helpful
option for management of back and neck pain for many such
patients. Chiropractic is described as care centered
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions with spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is explained as inhibiting
back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and potentially
via peripheral mechanisms that regulate inflammatory pain responses.
More research is recommended to determine
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We use spinal manipulation every day at Chiropractic Care.
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 seeking relief find that their treatment is escalated
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 US. (2) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor uses
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 case report of a patient with neurofibromatosis
who had headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually treated cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation along 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) Chiropractic Care works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to give him/her the tools
and knowledge to attain such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Giving chronic nonspecific West Palm Beach
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain enhances their outcomes. A study comparing
therapeutic exercise alone to therapeutic exercise plus pain neuroscience education
to help them understand their condition
found that the combination helped more.
The combination dropped the patients’ pain-disability scores,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That’s
the goal of care for us at Chiropractic Care: reduced pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
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 two
patients suffering with painful disc herniations.
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic
appointment now. To those West Palm Beach neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the care you need!