What does neck pain do? It keeps you from repositioning your neck as you want. Pain is effective that way! It prevents us from doing things that could damage us. Ok, that is not all bad! But neck pain can disturb more than just motion. It can alter daily living. Southern New Hampshire chiropractic at New Hampshire Spine and Sport can help relieve neck pain and reestablish its normal motion.
NECK PAIN LIMITS MOTION
Not only does neck pain restrict cervical spine motion, it also requires compensatory motions to do what must be done. If the neck aches when twisting to the left, you won’t do that. That is a compensatory motion. Normal flexion/extension, lateral, and rotational motions have been noted in normal patients. (1) And if you think your capabiloity to reposition your neck alters your life, think about baseball pitchers! College baseball pitchers with limited neck motion during preseason were found to be at increased risk of game time loss and shoulder and elbow disability throughout the season. (2) That is very life-changing for them and their life dreams! Know that your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor can know from a thorough clinical examination just what pain is doing to your normal range of motion and how to help you (your being a baseball player or not!) get it back.
NECK ISSUES INFLUENCE SLEEP APNEA
Another curious cervical spine discovery is that previous cervical spondylosis – degenerative changes in the cervical spine that often come with aging, bringing about vertebral bone degeneration, disc degeneration, bone spur formation and the like - and obstructive sleep apnea are related. Such sleep apnea is associated with cervical spine changes that tighten the airway space that come with cervical spondylosis. (3) Cervical spondylosis is another spine condition your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor understands well.
CHIROPRACTIC RESTORES NECK MOTION
New Hampshire Spine and Sport applies careful treatment of the cervical spine utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Patient tolerance is always the guiding factor combined with the doctor’s hand. Cox® Technic for cervical spine offers gentle stretching of the spine to free narrowed spaces with combined ranges of motion to reestablish better cervical spine movement.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ben Glass on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he eases neck pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport to regain lost neck motion and get relief of neck pain.