Does any neck pain sufferer look forward to
getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Not likely. Recent
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is delivered by chiropractors - may help such Ashburn
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Ashburn back pain are leading
causes of disability around the world and here in Ashburn.
Chiropractic is being related as a safe, effective
option for management of back and neck pain for quite a few sufferers. Chiropractic is explained as care centered
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions with spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is explained as inhibiting
back and neck pain partly by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that regulate 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 every day at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn.
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 wanting relief find that their treatment is escalated
to include care like imaging, injection, emergency room visit, or surgery. Such
risk was 2.38 times greater in those who got care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors
in the US. (2) Your Ashburn chiropractor uses
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 case report of a patient with neurofibromatosis
who experienced 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 adjusting her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to give him/her the tools
and understanding to attain such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Giving chronic nonspecific Ashburn
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 dropped the patients’ pain-disability scores,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That’s
the goal of care for us at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn: less pain.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
his use of manually treated cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion
Distraction to ease neck pain for a couple of
patients afflicted with painful disc herniations.
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic
appointment soon. To those Ashburn neck pain sufferers
not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment you need!