December 2023 Healthy News from Pflugerville Wellness Center Relieving Neck Pain Treatment & Exercise

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Joy! Joy! Joy! That’s this time of year…for most of us. For some it can be a pain in the neck. We’re|We are here to help! Chiropractic care at Pflugerville Wellness Center is calm, effective, and proven to ease pain in a reasonably brief period of time. Non-specific neck pain patients noted that they felt improvement in their neck disability after one cervical spine manipulation session. (1) Even for more difficult cases (like the following), The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management delivers pain-relieving outcomes. One patient with cervical spine foraminal narrowing and radiating arm pain as an effect of a C6-C7 cervical disc herniation reported decreased pain and better function in 10 visits in a month. The patient was pain free and fully functional 8 months later. (2) Another patient with a post-surgical C6-7 fusion experiencing neck pain and back pain stated that he had reduced pain (which fell from 8/10 to 3/10) in 12 visits over 3 months with Cox® treatment. (3) A review of published papers on the effectiveness of manual therapy for chronic neck pain, described as a safe and less painful method to ease chronic neck pain, proposed that manipulative therapy lowers the degree of chronic neck pain and neck disability. (4) And most patients don’t have to undergo care ‘forever’. A recent study documented that chiropractors do not recommend continued care except for certain types of neck pain patients: only 39% of patients were proposed to continue care beyond 4 weeks with long duration of neck pain being the strongest indicator for continued care. (5) Our Cox® Technic treatment plan for cervical spine pain is gentle and effective for Pflugerville neck pain whether it is acute or chronic, radiating into the shoulder or down the arm or centralized to the neck. This time of year, neck pain patients walk into this Pflugerville chiropractic office daily! We are ready to help each of them find a little more JOY of the season!


Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise those Neck Muscles!

Cervical spine pain patients who want Pflugerville pain relief - relief that lasts - often get it when they add exercise. A simple elastic band exercise program was shown to be effective for non-specific neck pain lessening and better strength of cervical spine flexor, extensor and scapular muscles. (6) To improve neck pain and disability effects, a study found that isometric exercises significantly reduced neck disability index scores after 4 weeks for cervical spondylosis patients. (7) These are straightforward exercises that do not take long to do or to have a beneficial effect on neck pain. So good!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hilary Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about her pain-relieving chiropractic treatment plan following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a male patient suffering with neck and shoulder pain.

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Be sure you have your next Pflugerville chiropractic visit at Pflugerville Wellness Center scheduled in your holiday plans!

We wish you a happy and joyful holiday season!

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