The Novelli Wellness Center Addresses the Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine in Treating Neck Pain and Headache

The cervical spine is unique among spinal curves. Unlike its fellow thoracic and lumbar curves, the cervical spine houses the spinal cord a bit more 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 spine level. If the size of the spinal canal is little and the cord big, a condition termed stenosis exists and makes pain and disability a greater problem. (4-8) Whatever the size, there isn’t a lot of space for the spinal nerves that exit the spinal cord regardless of any disc herniation or bone spur and such that may form. Plus, the cervical spine has to hold up the average 9-pound head! The cervical spine is amazing. No wonder it interests researchers and anatomists and chiropractors like yours at The Novelli Wellness Center and triggers such pain for Buffalo, NY neck pain sufferers. Luckily, your Buffalo, NY chiropractor knows the cervical spine anatomy and potential painful cervical conditions as well as the gentle, stretching treatment protocols of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to relieve the pain.

RESEACHERS STUDY THE CERVICAL SPINE MOTIONS

Such cool innovations in the area of radiology are now available and may assist back pain healthcare providers like your Buffalo, NY chiropractor better diagnose and treat neck pain as well as surgical colleagues develop more suitable surgical techniques! New 3D computed tomography imaging allows a view of the cervical spine in a variety of positions in normal volunteers. What did the researchers find happens in the neck 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 larger than C1-2, C5-6 and C6-7. (1) Using Cox® Technic for cervical spine pain is designed for segment-specific treatment of individual segment cervical spine ranges of motion to relieve pain and bring back normal ranges of motion as best as possible.

CERVICAL SPINE TREATMENT FOR CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE

The cervical spine range of motion is involved in patients with cervicogenic headache. When Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients come in with a headache, they will often describe limited range of motion. That is not uncommon. A randomized control trial of spinal manipulation versus spinal mobilization for relief of cervicogenic headache explained that manipulation and mobilization have similar effects on disability, pain, global rating of change score, and cervical ranges of motion. (2) Our chiropractic care of the cervical spine takes care of Buffalo, NY neck pain as well as related range of motion issues like acute neck pain.

SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR ACUTE NECK PAIN

Acute Buffalo, NY neck pain is a common condition for which patients will seek assistance from healthcare practitioners like chiropractors as well as general practitioners (GPs). Medications and/or manual therapy are usual treatments. Researchers state that GPs were sometimes hesitant to refer 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 revealed that spinal manipulation alone or combined with other therapies was valuable for acute neck pain with no serious adverse effects being reported. (3) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor who understands the cervical spine well and provides safe spinal manipulation works with Buffalo, NY general practitioners to help neck pain sufferers find relief.

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Listen to 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.

Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment soon. The uniqueness of the cervical spinal curve and the pain conditions involving it deserve a unique treatment protocol to take care of pain. At The Novelli Wellness Center, that protocol is safe, gentle, and effective!

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