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McHenry Chiropractic Care Helps Get Your Head on Straight for Neck Pain Relief

Ever been told to “get your head on straight”?  It has an entirely other meaning to your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Your chiropractor actually studies how your head is aligned on your neck. That alignment – or misalignment – may cause discomfort, neck pain, and/or shoulder pain.  OrthoIllinois Chiropractic relieves such pain gently and successfully for McHenry neck pain and McHenry shoulder pain patients. McHenry chiropractic care is evidence-based and has research-documented protocols for neck pain relief.


Do you find that your head sits forward on your neck? It is a common condition in us humans. It can produce neck and shoulder pain, headache and loss of neck motion (such as turning to look behind to back up your car). Chiropractors like yours at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic have a specific form of McHenry spinal manipulation to help this condition called Cox® Flexion Distraction Decompression spinal manipulation. The treatment is established on the anatomical changes documented in biomechanical research studies to occur when this spinal manipulation is given. Specifically the increased size of the opening through which the nerve passes, the reduction of the pressure inside the intervertebral disc, the increased disc space height, the recovery of normal ranges of motion of the neck, and the establishment of spinal cord stimulation to produce chemical changes that lessen pain. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic has research studies that provide evidence of these pain-relieving transformations for which McHenry neck pain patients choose care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic.  McHenry chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is based on such studies.


A research study published in December 2017 showed that spinal manipulation - like that used at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic - achieves this pain relief. It is given in the upper thoracic spine (between the upper shoulder areas). (1) The treatment can be done on specially designed spinal manipulation tables for treating such conditions. This research paper reported that there was improved range of motion, increased positioning of the head on the neck, decreased neck and head pain and reduced disability. So, if this description describes your neck and head posture, seek care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for this particular type of spinal manipulation. It’s gentle and effective.

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Listen to this PODCAST from THE BACK DOCTORS PODCAST series about a frustrated neck pain and shoulder pain patient who finally experienced relief from his local chiropractic back pain specialist using Cox® Technic after conventional medical care wasn’t helping him.

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment for relief of your McHenry neck pain and shoulder pain … and get your head on straight!

McHenry chiropractic at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic helps relieve neck and shoulder pain. 
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