Does any neck pain sufferer want to get an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Not likely. Recent
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such Lynchburg
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Palmer Chiropractic Center
is here to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Lynchburg back pain are primary
causes of disability globally and here in Lynchburg.
Chiropractic is being related as a safe, effective
option for management of back and neck pain for many such
patients. Chiropractic is explained 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 in part by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that control inflammatory pain responses.
More research is called upon to figure out
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We use spinal manipulation daily at Palmer Chiropractic Center.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is demonstrated
to decrease 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 higher 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 Lynchburg 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 experienced headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually treated cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation along with myofascial release,
patient education about modifying her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care reduced her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to provide him/her the tools
and understanding to get such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Showing chronic nonspecific Lynchburg
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain enhances 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 was more impactful.
The combination reduced the patients’ pain-disability scores,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That is
the goal of care for us at Palmer Chiropractic Center: reduced pain.
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
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 Lynchburg chiropractic
appointment today. To those Lynchburg neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the care you need!