Does any neck pain sufferer want to get an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! Recent
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such Sitka
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Sitka back pain are foremost
causes of disability around the world and here in Sitka.
Chiropractic is being related as a safe, helpful
option for management of back and neck pain for quite a few sufferers. Chiropractic is described as care focused
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions via spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is explained as hindering
back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that regulate 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 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is shown
to reduce the risk of treatment escalation. 42% of neck pain
patients seeking relief find that their treatment is escalated
to include care like imaging, injection, emergency room visit, or surgery. Such
risk was 2.38 times higher in those who got care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors
in the US. (2) Your Sitka chiropractor uses
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 case report of a patient with neurofibromatosis
who had headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually treated cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation along with myofascial release,
patient education about modifying her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to provide him/her the tools
and knowledge to attain such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Explaining to chronic nonspecific Sitka
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain enriches their outcomes. A study comparing
therapeutic exercise alone to therapeutic exercise plus pain neuroscience education
to help them understand their condition
found that the combination was more impactful.
The combination dropped the patients’ pain-disability indices,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That’s
the goal of care for us at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka: reduced pain.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses
his use of manually treated cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion
Distraction to deliver neck pain relief for a couple of
patients suffering with painful disc herniations.
Set up your Sitka chiropractic
appointment soon. To those Sitka neck pain sufferers
not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment you need!