Non-surgical neck pain treatment alleviates
such cervical spine related pain. What does that treatment include?
Researchers and clinicians grapple with that question all the
time. What is the answer? With you, the neck
pain patient, the arm pain patient. The chiropractic treatment plan from the passive pain-relieving
treatment to the self-management tools are molded to each
individual neck pain sufferer. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is the neck pain sufferer’s
partner in the path to Ashburn neck pain relief.
NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF NECK PAIN STAGES
A group of experts in the conservative management
of cervical radiculopathy (neck-related arm pain) convened to set
a list of effective non-surgical treatment modalities at various
stages of pain (acute, subacute, chronic). The stage matters.
In the acute stage, more passive pain-relieving interventions – spinal
manipulation, patient education, specific foraminal opening exercise,
pain-relieving position - were considered important. As
patients progress through subacute (boosted
physical activity, supervised motor control, specific exercise, and neurodynamic
mobilization) to chronic (general aerobic exercise, strength training), more personalized
physical activity and self-management were described as important.
(1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn agrees with this individualized plan and knows
there is a careful balance between passive treatment and active
exercise for optimal results.
HOW MUCH TREATMENT FOR NECK PAIN?
Thirty-seven experts attempted to figure
out the proper dosage and type of motor control and
segmental exercise was optimal for chronic non-specific neck pain. They agreed most that there were 3 dosage variables: intensity,
frequency, and reps. As for which exercise, dosage, procedure, progression,
etc., they agreed that prescribing exercise was complex and
must be individualized, acceptable, and feasible to the patient. (2)
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn wholeheartedly agrees! We work with our
Ashburn neck pain patients to ensure the exercises
work for them and their spinal condition and willingness to perform the
ACTIVE CARE OF NECK & ARM PAIN: Exercise
Exercise recommendations for chronic
non-specific neck pain haven’t been well stated. An
analysis of published studies on this topic showed
that (A) many exercise programs reduce pain and disability in
the short term, (B) pillar exercises decrease pain and disability
in the intermediate term, and (C) motor control plus segmental exercises produce
moderate to great pain reduction overall. Long term pain reducing
exercise recommendations have not been studied. (3) Another
aspect of exercise for neck and arm pain patients is the respiratory aspect. Neck
pain and forward head posture as experienced by smartphone users
were addressed in a comparison study: control, routine
therapeutic exercise, (combined) routine therapeutic exercise with respiratory
exercises. After 8 weeks, the combined group had significant
differences in diaphragm muscle activation, respiratory balance, and number of
breaths. (4) Pain and breathing can be friends when performed
the right way. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn works with each patient to see
what exercises are most appropriate for each patient’s stage of pain
to improve each one’s condition.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Adam
Propper on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration
and exercise to help with neck and arm pain.
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic
appointment today. We design a non-surgical treatment
plan with a mix of active exercise and passive care to help each of
our neck pain patients find relief]51].