Non-surgical neck pain treatment alleviates
such cervical spine related pain. What does that treatment include?
Researchers and clinicians grapple with that question all the
time. Where does the answer lie? With you, the neck
pain patient, the arm pain patient. The chiropractic treatment plan from the passive pain-relieving
treatment to the self-management tools are formed to each
individual neck pain sufferer. Disc Centers Of America is the neck pain sufferer’s
partner in the path to Buffalo, NY neck pain relief.
NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF NECK PAIN STAGES
A set of experts in the conservative management
of cervical radiculopathy (neck-related arm pain) convened to establish
a list of effective non-surgical treatment modalities at different
stages of pain (acute, subacute, chronic). The stage matters.
In the acute stage, more passive pain-relieving interventions – spinal
manipulation, patient education, specific foraminal opening exercise,
pain-relieving position - were considered important. As
patients progress through subacute (increased
physical activity, supervised motor control, specific exercise, and neurodynamic
mobilization) to chronic (general aerobic exercise, strength training), more personalized
physical activity and self-management were stated as important.
(1) Disc Centers Of America agrees with this individualized plan and understands
there is a careful balance between passive treatment and active
exercise for most favorable results.
HOW MUCH TREATMENT FOR NECK PAIN?
Thirty-seven experts set out to determine the proper dosage and type of motor control and
segmental exercise was optimal for chronic non-specific neck pain. They agreed most that there were 3 dosage variables: intensity,
frequency, and reps. As for which exercise, dosage, procedure, progression,
etc., they agreed that prescribing exercise was not simple and
must be individualized, acceptable, and feasible to the patient. (2)
Disc Centers Of America wholeheartedly agrees! We work with our
Buffalo, NY neck pain patients to ensure the exercises
work for them and their spinal condition and willingness to do the
ACTIVE CARE OF NECK & ARM PAIN: Exercise
Exercise recommendations for chronic
non-specific neck pain have not been well defined. A review of published studies on this topic showed
that (A) many exercise programs decrease pain and disability in
the short term, (B) pillar exercises decrease pain and disability
in the intermediate term, and (C) motor control plus segmental exercises produce
moderate to great pain reduction overall. Long term pain reducing
exercise recommendations have not been analyzed. (3) Another
aspect of exercise for neck and arm pain patients is the respiratory aspect. Neck
pain and forward head posture as seen in smartphone users
were discussed in a comparison study: control, routine
therapeutic exercise, (combined) routine therapeutic exercise with respiratory
exercises. After 8 weeks, the combined group had significant
differences in diaphragm muscle activation, respiratory balance, and number of
breaths. (4) Pain and breathing can be friends when done
properly. Disc Centers Of America works with each patient to determine
what exercises are best for each patient’s stage of pain
to improve each one’s condition.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Adam
Propper on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration
and exercise to deal with neck and arm pain.
Make your Buffalo, NY chiropractic
appointment today. We design a non-surgical treatment
plan with a mix of active exercise and passive care to help each of
our neck pain patients find relief]51].