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 Groton
neck pain patients avert treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
is here to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Groton back pain are foremost
causes of disability around the world and here in Groton.
Chiropractic is being related as a safe, helpful
option for management of back and neck pain for many such
patients. Chiropractic is described as care centered
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions with spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is explained as hindering
back and neck pain partly by spine related mechanisms and potentially
via peripheral mechanisms that regulate inflammatory pain responses.
More research is suggested to figure out
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation every day at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office.
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 reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors
in the US. (2) Your Groton 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 case report of a patient with neurofibromatosis
who had headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually applied cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation together with myofascial release,
patient education about adapting her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care reduced her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to give him/her the tools
and knowledge to attain such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Showing chronic nonspecific Groton
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain boosts 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 was more helpful.
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 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office: less pain.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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.
Make your Groton chiropractic
appointment today. To those Groton neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment for you!