What does neck pain do? It prevents you from moving your neck as you want. Pain is effective that way! It keeps us from doing things that could hurt. Ok, that’s not all bad! But neck pain can bother more than just motion. It can disrupt daily living. Nashua chiropractic at Moriarty Chiropractic can help reduce neck pain and reestablish its normal motion.
NECK PAIN LIMITS MOTION
Not merely does neck pain restrict cervical spine motion, it also necessitates compensatory motions to do what must be done. If the neck aches when turning to the left, you will not do that. That’s a compensatory motion. Normal flexion/extension, lateral, and rotational motions have been recorded in normal patients. (1) And if you think your ability to move your neck affects your life, think about baseball pitchers! College baseball pitchers with limited neck motion during preseason had increased risk of game time loss as well as shoulder and elbow disability during the season. (2) That’s very life-changing for them and their life dreams! Know that your Nashua chiropractor can tell from a thorough clinical examination just what pain is doing to your normal range of motion and how to help you (whether you are a baseball player or not!) get it back.
NECK ISSUES INFLUENCE SLEEP APNEA
Another curious cervical spine discovery is that preceding cervical spondylosis – degenerative changes in the cervical spine that often appear with aging, bringing about vertebral bone degeneration, disc degeneration, bone spur formation and the like - and obstructive sleep apnea are related. Such sleep apnea is linked to cervical spine changes that tighten the airway space such as happen with cervical spondylosis. (3) Cervical spondylosis is another spine condition your Nashua chiropractor know well.
CHIROPRACTIC RESTORES NECK MOTION
Moriarty Chiropractic implements careful treatment of the cervical spine utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Patient tolerance is continually the guiding factor along with the doctor’s hand. Cox® Technic for cervical spine offers gentle stretching of the spine to open narrowed spaces with combined ranges of motion to restore better cervical spine movement.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ben Glass on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he eases neck pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic to get back missing neck motion and get rid of neck pain.