Does any neck pain sufferer enjoy
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! New
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such Pflugerville
neck pain patients avert treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Pflugerville Wellness Center
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Pflugerville back pain are leading
causes of disability around the world and here in Pflugerville.
Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, effective
option for management of back and neck pain for quite a few sufferers. Chiropractic is explained as care focused
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions with spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is explained as inhibiting
back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that control inflammatory pain responses.
More research is suggested to determine
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation every day at Pflugerville Wellness Center.
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 received care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation decreased the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors
in the US. (2) Your Pflugerville chiropractor delivers
specialized, research-based, safe, and gentle spinal manipulation for neck pain
SPECIFIC FORM OF DOCUMENTED SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK
As an example of how a specific form of spinal manipulation,
Cox® Technic flexion distraction, facilitates in relieving
pain, a patient case about a patient with neurofibromatosis
who had headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually applied cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation together with myofascial release,
patient education about modifying her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care reduced her neck and thoracic
spine pain and headache frequency. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to provide him/her the tools
and knowledge to realize such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Giving chronic nonspecific Pflugerville
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain boosts their outcomes. A study comparing
therapeutic exercise alone to therapeutic exercise plus pain neuroscience education
to assist their understanding of their condition
found that the combination was more helpful.
The combination reduced the patients’ pain-disability scores,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That is
the goal of care for us at Pflugerville Wellness Center: reduced pain.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses
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.
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic
appointment soon. To those Pflugerville neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the care you need!