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Wilson Family Chiropractic Addresses the Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine in Treating Neck Pain and Headache

The cervical spine is unique among the curves of the spine. 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 little and the cord big, a condition known as stenosis exists and makes pain and disability a greater problem. (4-8) Whatever the size, there is not a lot of space for the spinal nerves that leave the spinal cord let alone any disc herniation or bone spur and the like that may develop. Plus, the cervical spine has to support the average head weighing 9 pounds! The cervical spine is amazing. No wonder it fascinates researchers and anatomists and chiropractors like yours at Wilson Family Chiropractic and produces such pain for Millville neck pain sufferers. Fortunately, your Millville chiropractor understands the cervical spine anatomy and potential painful cervical conditions in addition to 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 innovations in the field of radiology are now available and may help back pain healthcare providers like your Millville chiropractor better diagnose and care for neck pain and surgical colleagues create more appropriate surgical techniques! Innovative 3D computed tomography imaging allows a look at the cervical spine in different positions in normal volunteers. What did the researchers see 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) The use of Cox® Technic for cervical spine pain is designed for segment-specific treatment of each of the cervical spine ranges of motion to ease pain and bring back normal ranges of motion as optimally as possible.

CERVICAL SPINE TREATMENT FOR CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE

The cervical spine range of motion is involved in patients with cervicogenic headache. When Millville chiropractic patients seek care for a headache, they’ll often note limited range of motion. That’s not unusual. A randomized control trial of spinal manipulation compared to spinal mobilization for relief of cervicogenic headache found that manipulation and mobilization have comparable effects on disability, pain, global rating of change score, and cervical ranges of motion. (2) Our chiropractic care of the cervical spine addresses Millville neck pain as well as associated range of motion issues like acute neck pain.

SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR ACUTE NECK PAIN

Acute Millville neck pain is a common issue for which patients will seek help from healthcare practitioners like chiropractors and general practitioners (GPs). Medications and/or manual therapy are usual treatments. Researchers state that GPs were occasionally hesitant in referring for manual therapy as they were not sure about effectiveness and adverse events. In a review of randomized controlled trials published about the effect of spinal manipulation for acute neck pain, researchers found that spinal manipulation alone or combined with other therapies was valuable for acute neck pain with no reported serious adverse effects. (3) Your Millville chiropractor who knows the cervical spine well and delivers safe spinal manipulation works with Millville general practitioners to assist neck pain sufferers attain relief.

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Check out 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.

Set up your Millville chiropractic appointment today. The uniqueness of the cervical spinal curve and the pain conditions affecting it merit a unique treatment protocol to take care of pain. At Wilson Family Chiropractic, that protocol is safe, gentle, and effective!

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