Non-surgical neck pain treatment relieves
such cervical spine related pain. What does that treatment involve?
Researchers and clinicians struggle with that question all the
time. Where does the answer lie? With you, the neck
pain patient, the arm pain patient. The chiropractic treatment plan from the passive pain-relieving
treatment to the self-management tools are formed to each
individual neck pain sufferer. Minster Chiropractic Center is the neck pain sufferer’s
partner in the path to Minster neck pain relief.
NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF NECK PAIN STAGES
A set of experts in the conservative management
of cervical radiculopathy (neck-related arm pain) gathered to set
a list of effective non-surgical treatment modalities at different
stages of pain (acute, subacute, chronic). The stage makes a difference.
In the acute stage, more passive pain-relieving interventions – spinal
manipulation, patient education, specific foraminal opening exercise,
pain-relieving position - were deemed important. As
patients advance through subacute (increased
physical activity, supervised motor control, specific exercise, and neurodynamic
mobilization) to chronic (general aerobic exercise, strength training), more individualized
physical activity and self-management were stated as important.
(1) Minster Chiropractic Center agrees with this individualized plan and knows
there is a delicate balance between passive treatment and active
exercise for most favorable outcomes.
HOW MUCH TREATMENT FOR NECK PAIN?
Thirty-seven experts set out to determine the proper dosage and kind of motor control and
segmental exercise was optimal for chronic non-specific neck pain. They converged
in agreement most that there were 3 dosage variables: intensity,
frequency, and reps. As for which exercise, dosage, procedure, progression,
etc., they agreed that prescribing exercise was not simple and
must be individualized, acceptable, and feasible to the patient. (2)
Minster Chiropractic Center fully agrees! We work with our
Minster neck pain patients to be sure the exercises
work for them and their spinal condition and willingness to perform the
ACTIVE CARE OF NECK & ARM PAIN: Exercise
Exercise guidelines for chronic
non-specific neck pain have not been well defined. An
analysis of published studies on this topic showed
that (A) many exercise programs decrease pain and disability in
the short term, (B) pillar exercises reduce pain and disability
in the intermediate term, and (C) motor control plus segmental exercises deliver
moderate to great pain reduction overall. Long term pain decreasing
exercise recommendations have not been studied. (3) Another
aspect of exercise for neck and arm pain patients is the respiratory aspect. Neck
pain and forward head posture as experienced by smartphone users
were discussed in a comparison study: control, routine
therapeutic exercise, (combined) routine therapeutic exercise with respiratory
exercises. At 8 weeks, the combined group had significant
differences in diaphragm muscle activation, respiratory balance, and number of
breaths. (4) Pain and breathing can be compatible when done
the right way. Minster Chiropractic Center works with each patient to see
what exercises are most appropriate for each patient’s stage of pain
to improve each one’s condition.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Adam
Propper on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation
and exercise to deal with neck and arm pain.
Make your Minster chiropractic
appointment soon. We design a non-surgical treatment
plan with a mix of active exercise and passive care to help each of
our neck pain patients find relief]51].