Does any neck pain sufferer look forward to
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! Recent
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is delivered by chiropractors - may help such Largo
neck pain patients avert treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Hollstrom & Associates Inc
is here to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Largo back pain are primary
causes of disability globally and here in Largo.
Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, effective
option for management of back and neck pain for quite a few sufferers. Chiropractic is described as care centered
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions via spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is explained as hindering
back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that control inflammatory pain responses.
More research is suggested to determine
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We use spinal manipulation daily at Hollstrom & Associates Inc.
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 escalated
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 reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors
in the United States. (2) Your Largo 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 together with myofascial release,
patient education about adapting her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Hollstrom & Associates Inc works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to give him/her the tools
and knowledge to realize such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Giving chronic nonspecific Largo
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 helpful.
The combination reduced the patients’ pain-disability indices,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That is
the goal of care for us at Hollstrom & Associates Inc: reduced pain.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 deliver neck pain relief for a couple of
patients troubled by painful disc herniations.
Schedule your Largo chiropractic
appointment now. To those Largo neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment you need!