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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 the thoracic and lumbar spine curves, the cervical spine contains the spinal cord a bit more snugly. The diameter of the vertebral canal in which the spinal cord lies varies from 11 to 19 mm while the spinal cord measures from 7 to 14 mm depending on the spine level. If the size of the spinal canal is little and the cord large, a condition termed 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 let alone any disc herniation or bone spur and the like that may develop. Plus, the cervical spine has to hold up the average 9-pound head! The cervical spine is remarkable. No wonder it fascinates researchers and anatomists and chiropractors like yours at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. and triggers such pain for Auburn neck pain sufferers. Luckily, your Auburn 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 advances in the area of radiology are now available and may assist back pain healthcare providers like your Auburn chiropractor more beneficially diagnose and care for neck pain as well as surgical colleagues create more appropriate surgical techniques! New 3D computed tomography imaging permits a view of the cervical spine in different 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 happens, 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 allows segment-specific treatment of individual segment cervical spine ranges of motion to ease pain and restore normal ranges of motion as best as possible.

CERVICAL SPINE TREATMENT FOR CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE

The cervical spine range of motion is addressed in patients with cervicogenic headache. When Auburn 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 versus 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 Auburn neck pain as well as related range of motion issues like acute neck pain.

SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR ACUTE NECK PAIN

Acute Auburn neck pain is a common condition for which patients will look for assistance from healthcare practitioners like chiropractors as well as general practitioners (GPs). Medications and/or manual therapy are typical treatments. Researchers state that GPs were sometimes uncertain in referring for manual therapy as they weren’t 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 Auburn chiropractor who knows the cervical spine well and delivers safe spinal manipulation works with Auburn general practitioners to help neck pain sufferers get 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.

Make your Auburn chiropractic appointment now. The uniqueness of the cervical spinal curve and the pain conditions affecting it deserve a unique treatment protocol to take care of pain. At Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C., that protocol is safe, gentle, and effective!

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