What does neck pain do? It keeps
you from repositioning your neck the way you want. Pain is crazy
like that! It keeps us from doing things that could
damage us. Ok, that is not all bad! But neck pain can bother
more than just motion. It can alter daily living.
West Des Moines chiropractic at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can help reduce
neck pain and restore its normal motion.
NECK PAIN LIMITS MOTION
Not only does neck pain limit
cervical spine motion, it also necessitates compensatory motions
to do what must be done. If the neck smarts
when turning to the left, you will not do that. That is a compensatory motion. Normal flexion/extension,
lateral, and rotational motions have been documented in
normal patients. (1) And if you think your ability to move
your neck affects your life, think about
baseball pitchers! College baseball pitchers with limited neck motion during
preseason had increased risk of game
time loss and shoulder and elbow disability during
the season. (2) That’s very life-changing
for them and their life dreams! Know that your West Des Moines chiropractor
can tell from a thorough clinical examination just what pain is doing to your normal range of motion and how to help
you (whether you are a baseball player or not!) get
NECK ISSUES INFLUENCE SLEEP APNEA
Another interesting cervical spine discovery
is that preceding cervical spondylosis – degenerative
changes in the cervical spine that often happen with aging, resulting in vertebral bone degeneration, disc degeneration, bone
spur formation and the like - and obstructive sleep apnea are associated.
Such sleep apnea is connected to cervical spine
changes that tighten the airway space such as come
with cervical spondylosis. (3) Cervical spondylosis is another spinal
issue your West Des Moines chiropractor know
CHIROPRACTIC RESTORES NECK MOTION
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa applies careful treatment
of the cervical spine utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management. Patient tolerance is continually the guiding factor
combined with the doctor’s hand. Cox® Technic for cervical
spine offers gentle stretching of the spine to open
narrowed spaces with combined ranges of motion to restore better
cervical spine movement.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how
he eases neck pain
with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to get back lost neck motion and get relief of neck pain.
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