West Des Moines Neck Pain Responds to Chiropractic Care

Does any neck pain sufferer enjoy getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! New studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation – 90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such West Des Moines neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to imaging/injections/surgery.  Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready to help with that!

EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN

Neck pain alongside West Des Moines back pain are leading causes of disability globally and here in West Des Moines. Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, helpful option for management of back and neck pain for many such patients. Chiropractic is explained as care focused on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions via 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 figure out just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1) We use spinal manipulation every day at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa.

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 heightened 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 decreased the risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors in the United States. (2) Your West Des Moines 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, facilitates in relieving 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 together 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa works one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to give him/her the tools and knowledge to get such relief.

PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING

Showing chronic nonspecific West Des Moines 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 helped more. 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa: reduced pain.

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of manually delivered cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease neck pain for two patients suffering with painful disc herniations.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment now. To those West Des Moines neck pain sufferers not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation care may be just the care for you!

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa delivers chiropractic spinal manipulation to reduce neck pain. Such spinal manipulation decreases the risk of treatment escalation. 
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