The cervical spine is an amazing motion-appreciating structure. It not only supports the weight of the head, it also houses many important structures like the spinal cord and its nerves in a very narrow area. A slight irritation of a nerve may cause a slight bit of pain or a great amount of pain depending on the size of the cervical spine canal created by the cervical spine vertebral bodies. (Other reatures also may influence when there is neck pain, but for this article, we are looking at the spinal structure.) When there is pain-producing irritation, Nashua neck pain with or without arm pain evolves. Moriarty Chiropractic, too, rises to the occasion to decrease that pain with gentle, oscillatory mobilization a la Cox® Technic.
BENEFITS OF MOBILIZATION AND MANIPULATION
Both manipulation and mobilization are treatment methods for neck pain relief. A Cochrane review of published randomized control trials that studied just how mobilization and manipulation influenced patients with neck pain of all types (acute, subacute and chronic) found that they both improved these patients’ clinical outcomes like pain, function, disability, and quality of life. (1) Further, neural mobilization with manual cervical traction for cervical spine radiculopathy in which a space-occupying lesion bothers nerve roots was shown to relieve pain and improve neck disability, range of motion and even deep flexor endurance. (2) Such clinical outcomes are the goals of Nashua chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic. Your Nashua chiropractor keeps current on the optimal means to produce these outcomes.
BENEFITS OF OSCILLATORY MOBILIZATION
Researchers recognize two types of mobilization and manipulation: static or sustained and oscillatory or motion-driven. Oscillatory or motion-combined mobilization and sustained stretch mobilization were effective in this study for reducing pain, increasing range of motion, and lessening disability due to cervical spine radiculopathy. However, oscillatory mobilization is described to be superior for improving function and range of motion. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic strives to deliver all the benefit possible to our cervical radiculopathy neck-related arm pain patients and so uses Cox® Technic flexion distraction that incorporates oscillatory motion by joining long-y distraction with range of motion normal to the cervical spine: flexion, extension, lateral bending, rotation, and a combination of them all! Nashua neck pain and arm pain patients enjoy the positive clinical outcome!
BENEFITS OF COX® TECHNIC FOR NECK PAIN AND ARM PAIN RELIEF
At Moriarty Chiropractic, Cox® Technic is implemented. it is the gentle, safe treatment protocol for neck pain and arm pain relief. In a report on 39 patients with cervical arm pain radiculopathy treated with Cox® Technic flexion distraction, there was a 41% decrease in pain scores in a mean of 13.8 visits. (4) A 51 year old woman dealing with 2 years of left arm pain stated relief after the first visit. She had 24 visits in 6 months and was symptom-free at 1 year follow-up. (5) Cox® Technic combines the best of both oscillatory manipulation and mobilization for Nashua neck pain and Nashua arm pain relief.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they talk about relief of cervical spine-related neck pain and arm pain for two patients whose neck pain relief was welcomed!
Schedule your next Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic. Our chiropractic treatment at Moriarty Chiropractic can help you again appreciate just how amazing your cervical spine is without neck pain or arm pain!