Moses 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 houses 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 large, 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 such 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 Moses Chiropractic and causes such pain for West Palm Beach neck pain sufferers. Fortunately, your West Palm Beach chiropractor understands the cervical spine anatomy and potential painful cervical conditions in addition to the gentle, stretching technique protocols of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to reduce the pain.

RESEACHERS STUDY THE CERVICAL SPINE MOTIONS

Such cool developments in the field of radiology are now available and may assist back pain healthcare providers like your West Palm Beach chiropractor more beneficially diagnose and treat neck pain as well as surgical colleagues develop more suitable surgical techniques! Innovative 3D computed tomography imaging permits 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 larger than C1-2, C5-6 and C6-7. (1) The use of Cox® Technic for cervical spine pain allows segment-specific treatment of individual segment cervical spine ranges of motion to ease pain and restore 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic patients seek care for a headache, they’ll often note limited range of motion. That isn’t unusual. A randomized control trial of spinal manipulation versus spinal mobilization for relief of cervicogenic headache found 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 West Palm Beach neck pain as well as related range of motion issues like acute neck pain.

SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR ACUTE NECK PAIN

Acute West Palm Beach neck pain is a common issue for which patients will look for help from healthcare practitioners like chiropractors and general practitioners (GPs). Medications and/or manual therapy are usual treatments. Researchers wrote that GPs were occasionally uncertain to refer for manual therapy as they weren’t 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 revealed that spinal manipulation alone or in combination with other modalities was effective for acute neck pain with no serious adverse effects being reported. (3) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor who knows the cervical spine well and delivers safe spinal manipulation works with West Palm Beach general practitioners to help neck pain sufferers attain 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon. The uniqueness of the cervical spinal curve and the pain conditions affecting it merit a unique treatment protocol to ease pain. At Moses Chiropractic, that protocol is safe, gentle, and effective!

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