Does any neck pain sufferer enjoy getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! Recent studies are showing that receiving spinal manipulation – 90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such Southern New Hampshire neck pain patients avert treatment escalation to imaging/injections/surgery. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Southern New Hampshire back pain are primary causes of disability globally and here in Southern New Hampshire. Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, helpful option for management of back and neck pain for many such patients. Chiropractic is described as care centered on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions via spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is explained as hindering back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and potentially via peripheral mechanisms that regulate inflammatory pain responses. More research is suggested to figure out just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1) We utilize spinal manipulation daily at New Hampshire Spine and Sport.
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 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 greater in those who got care other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors in the United States. (2) Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor delivers specialized, research-based, safe, and gentle spinal manipulation for neck pain relief.
SPECIFIC FORM OF DOCUMENTED SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN RELIEF
As an example of how a specific form of spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic flexion distraction, helps relieve 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 along 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport works one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to provide him/her the tools and understanding to get such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Explaining to chronic nonspecific Southern New Hampshire 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 dropped the patients’ pain-disability scores, pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That’s the goal of care for us at New Hampshire Spine and Sport: less pain.
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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 deliver neck pain relief for a couple of patients troubled by painful disc herniations.
Set up your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment soon. To those Southern New Hampshire neck pain sufferers not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation care may be just the treatment you need!