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Richmond Neck Pain Responds to Chiropractic Care

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 relief.

SPECIFIC FORM OF DOCUMENTED SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN RELIEF

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.

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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!

 
Johnson Chiropractic delivers chiropractic spinal manipulation to decrease neck pain. Such spinal manipulation decreases the risk of treatment escalation. 
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