Does any neck pain sufferer look forward to
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Not likely. New
studies are showing that receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is delivered by chiropractors - may help such McHenry
neck pain patients avert treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside McHenry back pain are primary
causes of disability around the world and here in McHenry.
Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, effective
option for management of back and neck pain for quite a few such
patients. Chiropractic is explained 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 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 utilize spinal manipulation every day at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is demonstrated
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 higher in those who received care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation decreased the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors
in the United States. (2) Your McHenry 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 treated cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation together 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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to provide him/her the tools
and understanding to realize such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Giving chronic nonspecific McHenry
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 is
the goal of care for us at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic: reduced pain.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois 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 ease neck pain for two
patients afflicted with painful disc herniations.
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic
appointment now. To those McHenry neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the care you need!