December 2023 Healthy News from Young Chiropractic Relieving Neck Pain Treatment & Exercise

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As much as the holiday season brings joy, for some it is a pain in the neck. We’re|We are here to help! Chiropractic care at Young Chiropractic is calm, effective, and proven to alleviate pain in a fairly brief timeframe. Non-specific neck pain patients noted that they felt that their neck disability was improved after one cervical spine manipulation session. (1) Even for cases that more difficult (like the following), The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management delivers pain-relieving outcomes. A patient with neck pain due to narrowing of the cervical spine foramen and radiating arm pain due to a C6-C7 cervical disc herniation reported reduced pain and improved function in 10 visits in 4 weeks. The patient was pain free and fully functional 8 months later. (2) Another patient with a post-surgical C6-7 fusion who had neck pain and back pain reported decreased pain (which dropped from 8/10 to 3/10) in 12 visits in 3 months with Cox® treatment. (3) A review of published studies on the effectiveness of manual therapy for chronic neck pain, depicted to be a safe and less painful method to ease chronic neck pain, concluded that manipulative therapy decreases the degree of chronic neck pain and neck disability. (4) And most patients don’t have to continue care ‘forever’. A new study wrote that chiropractors do not recommend continued care apart from certain neck pain patients: only 39% of patients were proposed to continue care beyond 4 weeks with long duration of neck pain being the most commong guide for continued care. (5) Our Cox® Technic treatment plan for cervical spine pain is gentle and effective for Easley neck pain whether it’s acute or chronic, going into the shoulder or down the arm or centralized to the neck. This time of year, neck pain patients walk in our door every day! We are ready to help each of them re-discover the JOY of the season!


Easley CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise those Neck Muscles!

Cervical spine pain patients who want sustained Easley pain relief often get it once they add exercise. A simple elastic band exercise program proved effective for non-specific neck pain lessening and better strength of cervical spine flexor, extensor and scapular muscles. (6) To improve neck pain and disability effects, a study found that isometric exercises significantly lowered neck disability index scores after 4 weeks for cervical spondylosis patients. (7) These are straightforward exercises that don’t take long to do or to have a beneficial effect on neck pain. So good!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hilary Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about her pain-relieving chiropractic treatment plan via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a male patient dealing with neck and shoulder pain.

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Be sure to schedule your next Easley chiropractic visit with us scheduled in your holiday plans!

Happy and joy-filled holidays to you and yours from Young Chiropractic!