Does any neck pain sufferer want to get 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 utilize 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 US. (2) Your West Des Moines 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, 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!