Does any neck pain sufferer enjoy
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Not likely. New
studies are showing that receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is delivered by chiropractors - may help such Oxford
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Satterwhite Chiropractic
is here to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Oxford back pain are foremost
causes of disability globally and here in Oxford.
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 centered
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions with spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is explained as hindering
back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and potentially
via peripheral mechanisms that control inflammatory pain responses.
More research is suggested to figure out
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We use spinal manipulation daily at Satterwhite Chiropractic.
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 escalated
to include care like imaging, injection, emergency room visit, or surgery. Such
risk was 2.38 times higher in those who received care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors
in the United States. (2) Your Oxford 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 had headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually applied 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 and headache frequency. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic 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
Explaining to chronic nonspecific Oxford
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 help them understand their condition
found that the combination helped more.
The combination dropped the patients’ pain-disability indices,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That’s
the goal of care for us at Satterwhite Chiropractic: reduced pain.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses
his use of manually delivered cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion
Distraction to ease neck pain for two
patients afflicted with painful disc herniations.
Set up your Oxford chiropractic
appointment now. To those Oxford neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment for you!