Does any neck pain sufferer want to get an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! New
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such Toronto
neck pain patients avert treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside Toronto back pain are leading
causes of disability globally and here in Toronto.
Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, helpful
option for management of back and neck pain for many such
patients. Chiropractic is described as care focused
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions via spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is described as hindering
back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and potentially
via peripheral mechanisms that control inflammatory pain responses.
More research is called upon to determine
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation every day at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is shown
to decrease the risk of treatment escalation. 42% of neck pain
patients wanting relief find that their treatment is escalated
to include care like imaging, injection, emergency room visit, or surgery. Such
risk was 2.38 times greater in those who got care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors
in the US. (2) Your Toronto chiropractor delivers
specialized, research-based, safe, and gentle spinal manipulation for neck pain
SPECIFIC FORM OF DOCUMENTED SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK
As an example of how a specific form of spinal manipulation,
Cox® Technic flexion distraction, helps relieve
pain, a case report of a patient with neurofibromatosis
who had headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually applied cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation together with myofascial release,
patient education about modifying her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care decreased her neck and thoracic
spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to give him/her the tools
and understanding to get such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Giving chronic nonspecific Toronto
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain enhances their outcomes. A study comparing
therapeutic exercise alone to therapeutic exercise plus pain neuroscience education
to assist their understanding of their condition
found that the combination was more impactful.
The combination reduced the patients’ pain-disability scores,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That’s
the goal of care for us at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre: reduced pain.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses
his use of manually treated cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion
Distraction to ease neck pain for two
patients afflicted with painful disc herniations.
Set up your Toronto chiropractic
appointment soon. To those Toronto neck pain sufferers
not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the treatment for you!