Does any neck pain sufferer enjoy
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Not likely. Recent
studies are showing that receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is delivered by chiropractors - may help such Vancouver
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Vancouver Disc Centers
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Vancouver back pain are leading
causes of disability globally and here in Vancouver.
Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, helpful
option for management of back and neck pain for many sufferers. Chiropractic is described as care centered
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions with spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is described as inhibiting
back and neck pain partly by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that regulate inflammatory pain responses.
More research is recommended to determine
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation daily at Vancouver Disc Centers.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is shown
to decrease 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 higher in those who received care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation decreased the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors
in the United States. (2) Your Vancouver 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 applied cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation along with myofascial release,
patient education about adjusting her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain and headache frequency. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to provide him/her the tools
and knowledge to get such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Explaining to chronic nonspecific Vancouver
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain enriches their outcomes. A study comparing
therapeutic exercise alone to therapeutic exercise plus pain neuroscience education
to help them understand their condition
found that the combination helped more.
The combination dropped the patients’ pain-disability scores,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That is
the goal of care for us at Vancouver Disc Centers: less pain.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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 deliver neck pain relief for two
patients suffering with painful disc herniations.
Make your Vancouver chiropractic
appointment now. To those Vancouver neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment you need!