December 2023 Healthy News from Spine & Sports Rehab Center Relieving Neck Pain Treatment & Exercise

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NECK PAIN THIS TIME OF YEAR?! THERE’S HELP!

As much as the holiday season brings joy, for some it can be a pain in the neck. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is here to help! Chiropractic care at our Baton Rouge chiropractic clinic is gentle, effective, and proven to ease pain in a reasonably brief timeframe. Non-specific neck pain patients reported that they felt improvement in their neck disability after one cervical spine manipulation session. (1) Even for more difficult cases (like the following), The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management provides pain-relieving results. One patient with cervical spine foraminal narrowing and radiating arm pain as an effect of a C6-C7 cervical disc herniation reported decreased pain and improved function in 10 treatments over 4 weeks. The patient was pain free and fully functional 8 months later. (2) Another patient with a post-surgical C6-7 fusion who had neck pain and back pain stated that he had less pain (which dropped from 8/10 to 3/10) in 12 visits over 3 months with Cox® treatment. (3) A review of published studies on the effectiveness of manual therapy for chronic neck pain, depicted to be a safe and less painful method to ease chronic neck pain, proposed that manipulative therapy lowers the degree of chronic neck pain and neck disability. (4) And most patients don’t have to undergo care ‘forever’. A new study stated that chiropractors don’t recommend continued care except for certain types of neck pain patients: only 39% of patients were proposed to continue care beyond 4 weeks with long duration of neck pain being the most commong indicator for continued care. (5) Our Cox® Technic treatment plan for cervical spine pain is gentle and effective for Baton Rouge neck pain whether it’s acute or chronic, going into the shoulder or down the arm or centralized to the neck. This time of year, neck pain patients walk into this Baton Rouge chiropractic office daily! We are ready to help each of them find a little more JOY of the season!

 

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise those Neck Muscles!

Cervical spine pain patients who want sustained Baton Rouge pain relief often get it once they add exercise. A simple elastic band exercise program was shown to be effective for non-specific neck pain reduction and improved strength of cervical spine flexor, extensor and scapular muscles. (6) To improve neck pain and disability effects, a study found that isometric exercises significantly lowered neck disability index scores after 4 weeks for cervical spondylosis patients. (7) These are easy exercises that do not take long to do or to have a beneficial effect on neck pain. So good!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hilary Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about her pain-relieving chiropractic treatment plan via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a male patient suffering with neck and shoulder pain.

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Be sure to schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with us scheduled in your holiday plans!

Happy and joy-filled holidays to you and yours from Spine & Sports Rehab Center

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