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Chiropractic Solutions 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 quite snugly. The diameter of the vertebral canal in which the spinal cord lies ranges from 11 to 19 mm while the spinal cord measures from 7 to 14 mm depending on the level of the spine. If the size of the spinal canal is little and the cord big, a condition known as stenosis exists and makes pain and disability a greater problem. (4-8) Whatever the size, there is not a lot of space for the spinal nerves that leave the spinal cord let alone any disc herniation or bone spur and such that may develop. Plus, the cervical spine has to hold up the average head weighing 9 pounds! The cervical spine is remarkable. No wonder it fascinates researchers and anatomists and chiropractors like yours at Chiropractic Solutions and produces such pain for San Jose neck pain sufferers. Luckily, your San Jose chiropractor knows the cervical spine anatomy and potential painful cervical conditions in addition to the gentle, stretching technique protocols of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to reduce the pain.

RESEACHERS STUDY THE CERVICAL SPINE MOTIONS

Such cool innovations in the field of radiology are now available and may assist back pain healthcare providers like your San Jose chiropractor more beneficially diagnose and treat neck pain and surgical colleagues develop more suitable surgical techniques! New 3D computed tomography imaging permits a look at the cervical spine in various positions in normal volunteers. What did the researchers see 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 is designed for segment-specific treatment of each of the 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 San Jose chiropractic patients seek care for a headache, they will often note limited range of motion. That is not uncommon. A randomized control trial of spinal manipulation compared to spinal mobilization for relief of cervicogenic headache explained 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 treats San Jose neck pain as well as related range of motion issues like acute neck pain.

SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR ACUTE NECK PAIN

Acute San Jose neck pain is a typical issue for which patients will seek assistance from healthcare practitioners like chiropractors and general practitioners (GPs). Medications and/or manual therapy are typical treatments. Researchers wrote that GPs were sometimes uncertain in referring for manual therapy as they were not 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 modalities was valuable for acute neck pain with no reported serious adverse effects. (3) Your San Jose chiropractor who understands the cervical spine well and delivers safe spinal manipulation works with San Jose general practitioners to help neck pain sufferers attain 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.

Set up your San Jose chiropractic appointment today. The uniqueness of the cervical spinal curve and the pain conditions involving it deserve a unique treatment protocol to take care of pain. At Chiropractic Solutions, that protocol is safe, gentle, and effective!

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