Does any neck pain sufferer want to get an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Not likely. Recent
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is delivered by chiropractors - may help such Colorado Springs
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
is here to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Colorado Springs back pain are foremost
causes of disability globally and here in Colorado Springs.
Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, helpful
option for management of back and neck pain for quite a few such
patients. Chiropractic is described as care focused
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions via 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 called upon to figure out
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation every day at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is demonstrated
to reduce the risk of treatment escalation. 42% of neck pain
patients seeking relief find that their treatment is escalated
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 US. (2) Your Colorado 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, helps relieve
pain, a patient case about 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 along with myofascial release,
patient education about adjusting her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain and headache frequency. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to provide him/her the tools
and understanding to attain such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Giving chronic nonspecific Colorado Springs
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 assist their understanding of 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR: less pain.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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 Colorado Springs chiropractic
appointment soon. To those Colorado Springs neck pain sufferers
not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the care for you!