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December 2023 Healthy News from OrthoIllinois Chiropractic Relieving Neck Pain Treatment & Exercise

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As much as the holiday season brings joy, for some it’s a pain in the neck. We’re|We are here to help! Chiropractic care at our McHenry chiropractic clinic is gentle, effective, and proven to ease pain in a fairly brief period of time. Non-specific neck pain patients reported that they felt improvement in their neck disability after one cervical spine manipulation session. (1) Even for more difficult cases (like the following), The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management delivers pain-relieving outcomes. One patient with neck pain due to narrowing of the cervical spine foramen and radiating arm pain as an effect of a C6-C7 cervical disc herniation reported decreased pain and improved function in 10 treatments over a month. The patient was pain free and fully functional 8 months later. (2) Another patient with a post-surgical C6-7 fusion experiencing neck pain and back pain stated that he had reduced pain (which fell from 8/10 to 3/10) in 12 visits in 3 months with Cox® treatment. (3) A review of published papers on the effectiveness of manual therapy for chronic neck pain, described as a safe and less painful method to ease chronic neck pain, concluded that manipulative therapy decreases the degree of chronic neck pain and neck disability. (4) And most patients do not have to undergo care ‘forever’. A recent study wrote that chiropractors do not recommend continued care apart from certain neck pain patients: only 39% of patients were recommended for care beyond 4 weeks with long duration of neck pain being the strongest guide for continued care. (5) Our Cox® Technic treatment plan for cervical spine pain is gentle and effective for McHenry neck pain whether it is acute or chronic, going into the shoulder or down the arm or centralized to the neck. This time of year, neck pain patients walk into OrthoIllinois Chiropractic every day! We are ready to help each of them find a little more JOY of the season!


McHenry CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise those Neck Muscles!

Cervical spine pain patients who want sustained McHenry pain relief often get it once they add exercise. A simple elastic band exercise program was shown to be effective for non-specific neck pain lessening and better strength of cervical spine flexor, extensor and scapular muscles. (6) To improve neck pain and disability effects, a study found that isometric exercises significantly reduced neck disability index scores after 4 weeks for cervical spondylosis patients. (7) These are simple exercises that do not take long to do or to have a positive effect on neck pain. So good!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hilary Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about her pain-relieving chiropractic treatment plan via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a male patient suffering with neck and shoulder pain.

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Be sure you have your next McHenry chiropractic visit at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic scheduled in your holiday plans!

We wish you a happy and joyful holiday season!

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