Everything has its role. Everything satisfies
a need. In managing neck pain, stretching and spinal mobilization
have their places in managing the relief of the pain,
disability and range of motion loss. They are
needed. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic takes care of many Eugene neck
pain sufferers to restore their lost range of motion due to pain.
Stretching is recently found to be particularly
beneficial and can be a helpful adjunct to the chiropractic treatment plan.
BENEFITS OF ADDING STRETCHING TO NECK PAIN TREATMENT PROCEDURES
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic incorporates spinal manipulation and mobilization,
nutrition, exercise, and research-suggested stretching in the
overall treatment plan for neck pain be it non-specific
mechanical neck pain or cervical spine radiculopathy. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic uses
Technic System for Spinal Pain Management to ease neck
pain. [[A|In one]17] study, Cox® Technic protocols produced
complete resolution of the patient’s subjective pain from
a large C5-C6 disc herniation. (1) In a retrospective study of 39 patients with cervical radiculopathy, Cox®
flexion distraction delivered pain reduction
in 13.2 treatments (range 6 to 37). (2) A newer
paper reports that for non-specific mechanical neck pain, the addition
of stretching to the plan was more helpful at returning
cervical spine motions of extension, right rotation and lateral flexion ranges
of motion without affecting pain and
disability. (3) That is where spinal manipulation and mobilization
come into play. They help relieve the pain and disability component.
Adding stretching and active cervical range of motion exercise is
beneficial and has its place in addressing neck pain. A well-rounded treatment plan for neck pain relief is key! Another research project further stated
that neck stretching is one of the most effective physical
therapy interventions. Static and
diagonal active stretching were successful at decreasing
neck disability and increasing cervical spine range of motion. Further,
cervical range of motion values significantly increased
at 4 and 6 to 8 weeks [[post-after the ]59] study demonstrating
beneficial long-term effects of stretching for neck pain,
disability, and function. (4) Keeping abreast of the neck pain
relief studies, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic makes certain to present
benefits of a variety of ways to reduce neck pain.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Sean Delahunt on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease neck and arm pain.
Set up your Eugene
chiropractic appointment soon. Everyone has a place
at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic, especially our Eugene neck pain and back pain patients
where everything has a role – treatment, exercise, nutrition, and stretching
– in reducing neck pain.
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