Does any neck pain sufferer want to get an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! New
studies are showing that receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such Minster
neck pain patients avert treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Minster Chiropractic Center
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Minster back pain are leading
causes of disability globally and here in Minster.
Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, helpful
option for management of back and neck pain for many sufferers. Chiropractic is described as care focused
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions via spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is described as hindering
back and neck pain partly by spine related mechanisms and potentially
via peripheral mechanisms that control inflammatory pain responses.
More research is recommended to determine
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation daily at Minster Chiropractic 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 United States. (2) Your Minster 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, helps relieve
pain, a patient case about a patient with neurofibromatosis
who experienced 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 adapting her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Minster Chiropractic 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
Explaining to chronic nonspecific Minster
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain enhances 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 helped more.
The combination dropped the patients’ pain-disability scores,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That is
the goal of care for us at Minster Chiropractic Center: reduced pain.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic 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 ease neck pain for two
patients suffering with painful disc herniations.
Set up your Minster chiropractic
appointment soon. To those Minster neck pain sufferers
not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment for you!