What is the result of neck pain? It prevents you from moving your neck as you want. Pain is crazy like that! It prevents us from doing things that could damage us. Ok, that is not all bad! But neck pain can bother more than just motion. It can alter daily living. Easley chiropractic at Young Chiropractic can help relieve neck pain and reestablish its normal motion.
NECK PAIN LIMITS MOTION
Not only does neck pain limit cervical spine motion, it also requires compensatory motions to do what needs to be done. If the neck smarts when twisting to the left, you won’t do that. That’s a compensatory motion. Normal flexion/extension, lateral, and rotational motions have been documented in normal patients. (1) And if you think your capabiloity to move your neck affects your life, think about baseball pitchers! College baseball pitchers with limited neck motion during preseason were found to be at increased risk of game time loss and shoulder and elbow disability throughout the season. (2) That is very life-changing for them and their life dreams! Know that your Easley chiropractor can know from a thorough clinical examination just what pain is doing to your normal range of motion and how to help you (whether you’re a baseball player or not!) get it back.
NECK ISSUES INFLUENCE SLEEP APNEA
Another interesting cervical spine discovery is that prior cervical spondylosis – degenerative changes in the cervical spine that often come with aging, bringing about vertebral bone degeneration, disc degeneration, bone spur formation and the like - and obstructive sleep apnea are related. Such sleep apnea is linked to cervical spine changes that tighten the airway space that come with cervical spondylosis. (3) Cervical spondylosis is another spinal issue your Easley chiropractor understands well.
CHIROPRACTIC RESTORES NECK MOTION
Young Chiropractic applies careful treatment of the cervical spine using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Patient tolerance is always the guiding factor combined with the doctor’s hand. Cox® Technic for cervical spine offers gentle stretching of the spine to open narrowed spaces with combined ranges of motion to restore improved cervical spine movement.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ben Glass on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he helps neck pain patients find neck pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic to regain missing neck motion and get relief of neck pain.