December 2023 Healthy News from Minster Chiropractic Center Relieving Neck Pain Treatment & Exercise

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NECK PAIN THIS TIME OF YEAR?! Minster Chiropractic Center IS HERE TO HELP!

As much as the holiday season brings joy, for some it is a pain in the neck. We’re|We are here to help! Chiropractic care at our Minster chiropractic clinic is gentle, effective, and proven to be relieving 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. A patient with cervical spine foraminal narrowing and radiating arm pain due to a C6-C7 cervical disc herniation reported less pain and improved function in 10 visits in 4 weeks. The patient was without pain and fully functional 8 months later. (2) Another patient with a post-surgical C6-7 fusion who had neck pain and back pain reported decreased pain (which fell from 8/10 to 3/10) in 12 visits in 3 months with Cox® treatment. (3) A review of published papers on the effectiveness of manual therapy for chronic neck pain, depicted to be a safe and less painful method to lessen chronic neck pain, concluded that manipulative therapy lowers the degree of chronic neck pain and neck disability. (4) And most patients do not have to continue care ‘forever’. A new study wrote that chiropractors don’t 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 most commong guide for continued care. (5) Our Cox® Technic treatment plan for cervical spine pain is gentle and effective for Minster neck pain whether it is acute or chronic, going into the shoulder or down the arm or centralized to the neck. This time of year, neck pain patients walk into Minster Chiropractic Center daily! We are ready to help each of them find a little more JOY of the season!


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

Cervical spine pain patients who want Minster 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 reduction 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 easy 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 via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a male patient suffering with neck and shoulder pain.

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Be sure to schedule your next Minster chiropractic visit with us scheduled in your holiday plans!

Happy and joy-filled holidays to you and yours from Minster Chiropractic Center

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