What does neck pain do? It prevents
you from repositioning your neck the way you want. Pain is effective
that way! It prevents us from doing things that could
damage us. Ok, that is not all bad! But neck pain can bother
more than just motion. It can alter daily living.
Minster chiropractic at Minster Chiropractic Center can help relieve
neck pain and restore its normal motion.
NECK PAIN LIMITS MOTION
Not only does neck pain limit
cervical spine motion, it also requires compensatory motions
to do what must be done. If the neck aches
when twisting to the right, you’ll
not do that. That is a compensatory motion. Normal flexion/extension,
lateral, and rotational motions have been noted in
normal patients. (1) And if you think your capabiloity to move
your neck affects your life, think about
baseball pitchers! College baseball pitchers with limited neck motion during
preseason had increased risk of game
time loss as well as shoulder and elbow disability throughout
the season. (2) That’s very life-changing
for them and their life dreams! Know that your Minster chiropractor
can tell from a thorough clinical examination just how pain is
affecting your normal range of motion and how to help
you (whether you’re a baseball player or not!) get
NECK ISSUES INFLUENCE SLEEP APNEA
Another curious cervical spine finding
is that previous cervical spondylosis – degenerative
changes in the cervical spine that often happen with aging, bringing
about vertebral bone degeneration, disc degeneration, bone
spur formation and the like - and obstructive sleep apnea are related.
Such sleep apnea is linked to cervical spine
changes that tighten the airway space that occur
with cervical spondylosis. (3) Cervical spondylosis is another spine condition your Minster chiropractor know
CHIROPRACTIC RESTORES NECK MOTION
Minster Chiropractic Center implements careful treatment
of the cervical spine using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management. Patient tolerance is always the guiding factor
combined with the doctor’s hand. Cox® Technic for cervical
spine allows gentle stretching of the spine to open
narrowed spaces with combined ranges of motion to reestablish improved
cervical spine movement.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how
he helps neck pain patients get neck pain relief
with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Minster chiropractic appointment with
Minster Chiropractic Center to get back missing neck motion and get relief of neck pain.