Does any neck pain sufferer look forward to
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! New
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such Sandy Springs
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Cross Chiropractic Center
is here to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Sandy Springs back pain are foremost
causes of disability globally and here in Sandy Springs.
Chiropractic is being related as a safe, effective
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 partly 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 Cross Chiropractic Center.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is shown
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 greater in those who received care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors
in the US. (2) Your Sandy Springs 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 case report of 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 modifying her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain and headache frequency. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to give him/her the tools
and understanding to attain such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Explaining to chronic nonspecific Sandy Springs
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 assist their understanding of 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 Cross Chiropractic Center: less pain.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
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 ease neck pain for a couple of
patients suffering with painful disc herniations.
Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic
appointment soon. To those Sandy Springs neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the care you need!