Everything has its place. Everything fills
a need. In managing neck pain, stretching and spinal mobilization
have their roles in treating the pain,
disability and range of motion dysfunction. They are
needed. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa treats many West Des Moines neck
pain sufferers to return their lost range of motion due to pain.
Stretching is recently documented as particularly
beneficial and can be a helpful adjunct to the chiropractic treatment plan.
BENEFITS OF ADDING STRETCHING TO NECK PAIN TREATMENT PROCEDURES
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa incorporates spinal manipulation and mobilization,
nutrition, exercise, and research-recommended stretching in the
general treatment plan for neck pain be it non-specific
mechanical neck pain or cervical spine radiculopathy. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa follows
Technic System for Spinal Pain Management to manage neck
pain. [[A|In one]17] study, Cox® Technic protocols delivered
complete resolution of the patient’s subjective pain from
a big C5-C6 disc herniation. (1) In a retrospective study of 39 patients with cervical radiculopathy, Cox®
flexion distraction reduced pain
in 13.2 treatments (range 6 to 37). (2) A recent
paper states that for non-specific mechanical neck pain, the incorporation
of stretching to the plan was more effective at returning
cervical spine motions of extension, right rotation and lateral flexion ranges
of motion without touching pain and
disability. (3) That is where spinal manipulation and mobilization
come into play. They help relieve the pain and disability part.
Including stretching and active cervical range of motion exercise is
positive and has its place in addressing neck pain. A well-rounded treatment plan for neck pain relief is important! Another research project further described
that neck stretching is one of the most helpful physical
therapy interventions. Static and
diagonal active stretching were helpful at reducing
neck disability and improving cervical spine range of motion. Additionally,
cervical range of motion values significantly increased
at 4 and 6 to 8 weeks [[post-after the ]59] study demonstrating
beneficial long-term effects of stretching for neck pain,
disability, and function. (4) Keeping abreast of the neck pain
relief studies, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa makes sure to present
benefits of a variety of ways to decrease neck pain.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Sean Delahunt on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses
his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease neck and arm pain.
Make your West Des Moines
chiropractic appointment today. Everyone has a place
at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, especially our West Des Moines neck pain and back pain patients
where everything has a place – treatment, exercise, nutrition, and stretching
– in the effort to reduce neck pain.
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