Does any neck pain sufferer look forward to
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! Recent
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is delivered by chiropractors - may help such Richmond
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Johnson Chiropractic
is here to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Richmond back pain are leading
causes of disability globally and here in Richmond.
Chiropractic is being related 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 with spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is explained as hindering
back and neck pain partly by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that control inflammatory pain responses.
More research is called upon to determine
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation every day at Johnson Chiropractic.
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 seeking relief find that their treatment is escalated
to include care like imaging, injection, emergency room visit, or surgery. Such
risk was 2.38 times greater in those who got care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors
in the US. (2) Your Richmond 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 had headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually treated cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation together with myofascial release,
patient education about modifying her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain and headache frequency. (3) Johnson Chiropractic 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
Giving chronic nonspecific Richmond
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 impactful.
The combination decreased the patients’ pain-disability indices,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That’s
the goal of care for us at Johnson Chiropractic: reduced pain.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses
his use of manually treated cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion
Distraction to deliver neck pain relief for a couple of
patients afflicted with painful disc herniations.
Set up your Richmond chiropractic
appointment today. To those Richmond neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the care for you!