The cervical spine is an amazing moving structure. It not only supports the weight of the head, it also houses a variety of important structures like the spinal cord and its nerves in a very small space. A little irritation of a nerve may cause a little bit of pain or a great amount of pain depending on the area 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, Augusta neck pain with or without arm pain arises. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic, 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 modes of treatment for neck pain relief. A Cochrane review of published randomized control trials that studied just how mobilization and manipulation impacted patients with neck pain of all stages (acute, subacute and chronic) found that they both enhanced these patients’ clinical outcomes like pain, function, disability, and quality of life. (1) Additionally, neural mobilization with manual cervical traction for cervical spine radiculopathy in which a space-occupying lesion irritates nerve roots was reported to relieve pain and improve neck disability, range of motion and even deep flexor endurance. (2) Such clinical outcomes are the goals of Augusta chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Your Augusta chiropractor keeps current on the research-proven ways to produce these outcomes.
BENEFITS OF OSCILLATORY MOBILIZATION
Researchers recognize two forms 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 enhancing function and range of motion. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic does its best to deliver all the benefit possible to our cervical radiculopathy neck-related arm pain patients and so utilizes Cox® Technic flexion distraction that involves oscillatory motion by combining long-y distraction with range of motion normal to the cervical spine: flexion, extension, lateral bending, rotation, and a combination of them all! Augusta neck pain and arm pain patients enjoy the positive clinical outcome!
BENEFITS OF COX® TECHNIC FOR NECK PAIN AND ARM PAIN RELIEF
At Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic, Cox® Technic is used. It’s 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 after a mean of 13.8 visits. (4) A 51 year old woman dealing with 2 years of left arm pain reported relief after the first visit. She had 24 visits over 6 months and was symptom-free at 1 year follow-up. (5) Cox® Technic blends the best of both oscillatory manipulation and mobilization for Augusta neck pain and Augusta 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 Augusta chiropractic visit with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Our chiropractic treatment at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can help you again appreciate just how amazing your cervical spine is without neck pain or arm pain!