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 Manahawkin
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
is here to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Manahawkin back pain are foremost
causes of disability globally and here in Manahawkin.
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 hindering
back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that control 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 daily at Manahawkin 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 seeking 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 got care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation decreased the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors
in the US. (2) Your Manahawkin 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 experienced 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 modifying her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 Manahawkin
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain enriches 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 decreased the patients’ pain-disability scores,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That is
the goal of care for us at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center: reduced pain.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses
his use of manually treated cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion
Distraction to deliver neck pain relief for two
patients afflicted with painful disc herniations.
Make your Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment today. To those Manahawkin neck pain sufferers
not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the care you need!