Everything has its role. Everything satisfies a need. In treating neck pain, stretching and spinal mobilization have their roles in managing the relief of the pain, disability and range of motion loss. They are needed. Young Chiropractic takes care of many Easley neck pain sufferers to return their lost range of motion due to pain. Stretching is recently documented as particularly beneficial and can be a helpful adjunct to the chiropractic treatment plan.
BENEFITS OF ADDING STRETCHING TO NECK PAIN TREATMENT PROCEDURES
Young Chiropractic incorporates spinal manipulation and mobilization, nutrition, exercise, and research-suggested stretching in the overall treatment plan for neck pain be it non-specific mechanical neck pain or cervical spine radiculopathy. Young Chiropractic follows The Cox® Technic System for Spinal Pain Management to treat neck pain. [[A|In one]17] study, Cox® Technic protocols delivered total resolution of the patient’s subjective pain due to a large C5-C6 disc herniation. (1) In a retrospective study of 39 cervical spine radiculopathy patients, Cox® flexion distraction reduced pain in 13.2 treatments (ranging from 6 to 37). (2) A newer paper states that for non-specific mechanical neck pain, the addition of stretching to the plan was more helpful at returning cervical spine motions of extension, right rotation and lateral flexion ranges of motion despite not touching pain and disability. (3) That is where spinal manipulation and mobilization come into play. They help relieve the pain and disability part. Including stretching and active cervical range of motion exercise is positive and has its role in the treatment of neck pain. A well-rounded treatment plan for neck pain relief is key! Another research project further reported that neck stretching is one of the most effective physical therapy interventions. Static and diagonal active stretching were successful at decreasing neck disability and increasing cervical spine range of motion. Additionally, cervical range of motion values significantly increased at 4 and 6 to 8 weeks [[post-after the ]59] study suggesting beneficial long-term effects of stretching for neck pain, disability, and function. (4) Keeping up with the neck pain relief studies, Young Chiropractic makes sure to share benefits of various ways to decrease neck pain.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Sean Delahunt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease neck and arm pain.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment now. Everyone has a place at Young Chiropractic, especially our Easley neck pain and back pain patients where everything has a place – treatment, exercise, nutrition, and stretching – in the effort to reduce neck pain.