Everything has its place. Everything fills a need. In managing neck pain, stretching and spinal mobilization have their places in managing the relief of the pain, disability and range of motion loss. They are needed. New Hampshire Spine and Sport takes care of many Southern New Hampshire neck pain sufferers to return their lost range of motion due to pain. Stretching is recently documented as especially beneficial and can be a helpful adjunct to the chiropractic treatment plan.
BENEFITS OF ADDING STRETCHING TO NECK PAIN TREATMENT PROCEDURES
New Hampshire Spine and Sport incorporates spinal manipulation and mobilization, nutrition, exercise, and research-recommended stretching in the general treatment plan for neck pain be it non-specific mechanical neck pain or cervical spine radiculopathy. New Hampshire Spine and Sport utilizes The Cox® Technic System for Spinal Pain Management to manage neck pain. [[A|In one]17] study, Cox® Technic protocols delivered complete resolution of the patient’s subjective pain from a large C5-C6 disc herniation. (1) In a retrospective study of 39 cervical spine radiculopathy patients, Cox® flexion distraction reduced pain in 13.2 treatments (range 6 to 37). (2) A newer paper states that for non-specific mechanical neck pain, the incorporation of stretching to the plan was more effective at enhancing cervical spine motions of extension, right rotation and lateral flexion ranges of motion despite not affecting pain and disability. (3) That is where spinal manipulation and mobilization come into play. They help address the pain and disability part. Including stretching and active cervical range of motion exercise is beneficial and has its place in treating neck pain. A well-rounded treatment plan for neck pain relief is key! Another research project further described that neck stretching is one of the most effective physical therapy interventions. Static and diagonal active stretching were successful at decreasing neck disability and increasing cervical spine range of motion. Additionally, cervical range of motion values significantly increased at 4 and 6 to 8 weeks [[post-after the ]59] study indicating beneficial long-term effects of stretching for neck pain, disability, and function. (4) Keeping abreast of the neck pain relief studies, New Hampshire Spine and Sport makes certain to share benefits of various ways to reduce neck pain.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Sean Delahunt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease neck and arm pain.
Set up your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now. Everyone has a spot at New Hampshire Spine and Sport, especially our Southern New Hampshire neck pain and back pain patients where everything has a role – treatment, exercise, nutrition, and stretching – in the effort to reduce neck pain.