The cervical spine is an amazing motion-appreciating structure. It not only supports the weight of the skull, it also houses a variety of important structures like the spinal cord and its nerves in a very narrow area. A little irritation of a nerve may cause a little bit of pain or a great amount of pain depending on the area of the cervical spine canal provided by the cervical spine vertebral bodies. (Other factors also may come into play when there is neck pain, but for this article, we are looking at the spinal structure.) When there is pain-producing irritation, Southern New Hampshire neck pain with or without arm pain arises. New Hampshire Spine and Sport, too, rises to the occasion to decrease that pain with gentle, oscillatory mobilization in the style of Cox® Technic.
BENEFITS OF MOBILIZATION AND MANIPULATION
Both manipulation and mobilization are modes of treatment for neck pain relief. A Cochrane review of published randomized control trials that documented just how mobilization and manipulation affected patients with neck pain of all types (acute, subacute and chronic) found that they both enhanced these patients’ clinical outcomes like pain, function, disability, and quality of life. (1) Additionally, neural mobilization with manual cervical traction for cervical spine radiculopathy in which a space-occupying lesion bothers nerve roots was reported to reduce pain and improve neck disability, range of motion and even deep flexor endurance. (2) Such clinical outcomes are the objectives of Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor keeps current on the optimal ways to deliver these outcomes.
BENEFITS OF OSCILLATORY MOBILIZATION
Researchers recognize two forms of mobilization and manipulation: static or sustained and oscillatory or motion-driven. Oscillatory or motion-combined mobilization and sustained stretch mobilization were effective in this study for reducing pain, increasing range of motion, and lessening disability related to cervical spine radiculopathy. However, oscillatory mobilization is described to be superior for improving function and range of motion. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport does its best to deliver all the potential benefit to our cervical radiculopathy neck-related arm pain patients and so uses Cox® Technic flexion distraction that incorporates oscillatory motion by joining long-y distraction with range of motion natural to the cervical spine: flexion, extension, lateral bending, rotation, as well as a combination of them all! Southern New Hampshire neck pain and arm pain patients appreciate the positive clinical outcome!
BENEFITS OF COX® TECHNIC FOR NECK PAIN AND ARM PAIN RELIEF
At New Hampshire Spine and Sport, Cox® Technic is implemented. It’s a gentle, safe treatment protocol for neck pain and arm pain relief. In a report on 39 patients with cervical arm pain radiculopathy cared for with Cox® Technic flexion distraction, there was a 41% drop in pain scores in a mean of 13.8 visits. (4) A 51 year old woman suffering with 2 years of left arm pain stated relief after the first visit. She was treated 24 times over 6 months and was symptom-free at 1 year follow-up. (5) Cox® Technic combines the best of both oscillatory manipulation and mobilization for Southern New Hampshire neck pain and Southern New Hampshire arm pain relief.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they discuss relief of cervical spine-related neck pain and arm pain for two patients whose neck pain relief made them quite happy!
Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit with New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Our chiropractic treatment at New Hampshire Spine and Sport can help you again appreciate just how amazing your cervical spine is without neck pain or arm pain!