Aaron Chiropractic Clinic Addresses the Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine in Treating Neck Pain and Headache

The cervical spine is unique among spinal curves. Unlike its fellow thoracic and lumbar curves, the cervical spine contains the spinal cord a bit more snugly. The diameter of the vertebral canal in which the spinal cord lies ranges from 11 to 19 mm while the spinal cord measures from 7 to 14 mm depending on the level of the spine. If the size of the spinal canal is small and the cord big, a condition known as stenosis exists and makes pain and disability a greater problem. (4-8) Whatever the size, there isn’t a lot of space for the spinal nerves that leave the spinal cord regardless of any disc herniation or bone spur and the like that may develop. Plus, the cervical spine has to support the average 9-pound head! The cervical spine is remarkable. No wonder it interests researchers and anatomists and chiropractors like yours at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic and produces such pain for Fort Wayne neck pain sufferers. Luckily, your Fort Wayne chiropractor knows the cervical spine anatomy and potential painful cervical conditions as well as the gentle, stretching treatment protocols of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve the pain.

RESEACHERS STUDY THE CERVICAL SPINE MOTIONS

Such cool developments in the field of radiology are now available and may help back pain healthcare providers like your Fort Wayne chiropractor more beneficially diagnose and care for neck pain and surgical colleagues develop more appropriate surgical techniques! Innovative 3D computed tomography imaging allows a look at the cervical spine in a variety of positions in normal volunteers. What did the researchers find happens in the neck with this? Flexion-extension range of motion is greatest at C1-2 and C4-5.  C1-2 is where 70% of all axial rotation takes place, too. C3-4 range of motion for lateral bending is greater than C1-2, C5-6 and C6-7. (1) Using Cox® Technic for cervical spine pain allows segment-specific treatment of individual segment cervical spine ranges of motion to decrease pain and bring back normal ranges of motion as best as possible.

CERVICAL SPINE TREATMENT FOR CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE

The cervical spine range of motion is involved in patients with cervicogenic headache. When Fort Wayne chiropractic patients come in with a headache, they will often describe limited range of motion. That is not uncommon. A randomized control trial of spinal manipulation versus spinal mobilization for relief of cervicogenic headache explained that manipulation and mobilization have similar effects on disability, pain, global rating of change score, and cervical ranges of motion. (2) Our chiropractic care of the cervical spine treats Fort Wayne neck pain as well as associated range of motion issues like acute neck pain.

SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR ACUTE NECK PAIN

Acute Fort Wayne neck pain is a common condition for which patients will look for assistance from healthcare practitioners like chiropractors and general practitioners (GPs). Medications and/or manual therapy are usual treatments. Researchers state that GPs were occasionally uncertain to refer for manual therapy as they were not sure about effectiveness and adverse events. In a review of randomized controlled trials published regarding the effect of spinal manipulation for acute neck pain, researchers found that spinal manipulation alone or combined with other therapies was effective for acute neck pain with no reported serious adverse effects. (3) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor who knows the cervical spine well and provides safe spinal manipulation works with Fort Wayne general practitioners to help neck pain sufferers find relief.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how the Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction System of Spinal Pain Management helps him help his patients with neck pain and headache relief.

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. The uniqueness of the cervical spinal curve and the pain conditions involving it merit a unique treatment protocol to ease pain. At Aaron Chiropractic Clinic, that protocol is safe, gentle, and effective!

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