The Orchard Park, NY Back and Neck Pain Relief Wave

For many, ocean waves are calming. For Orchard Park, NY back pain and neck pain patients, experiencing the wave of healing pain relief can be the same if they understand it. For those who don’t get that pain waxes and wanes while healing, the wave of healing can be frustrating. Novelli Wellness Center helps our patients understand the wave of healing, recognize the research behind our relieving treatment plan, and celebrate the pain relief they experience.


Since back and neck pain experiences are filled with fluctuations of symptoms as they heal, researchers tried to come up with a method to classify neck pain patients and their pain patterns by studying 1208 neck pain patients. They produced 16 subgroups! Wow. The biggest subgroup was “mild persistent fluctuating” with 25% of the patients in it reporting pain as a 3.4 out of 10 (0 no pain). The “moderate episodic” group had 24% with a pain rating of 2.7. “Persistent fluctuating” pain patients were those disturbed more by pain than the others. (1) Instead of just defining and rating pain, researchers had patients portray their pain using a visual picture scale about their pain intensity and symptomatology over 12 months. The patient responses were quite similar in explaining the pain intensity but not so much for the symptoms and their characteristics. (2) Novelli Wellness Center finds that everybody experiences pain in somewhat different ways and that they find certain types of pain more annoying than others do. All of our Orchard Park, NY chiropractic patients are distinctive!


For 12 months, another study tracked 1124 neck pain patients seeing a chiropractor. Neck pain patients having “persistent pain” – 75% to 63% over 12 months - and very minor pain remained relatively stable. Those who had “episodic pain” – 21% to 24% over the year – shifted more in their pain patterns. (3) This is why we forewarn our back and neck pain patients that recovery is more like a wave than a straight line. While healing, pain comes and goes. Going away more than it comes is a solid sign of healing and pain relief. Novelli Wellness Center repeatedly tells our Orchard Park, NY neck pain and back pain patients to not be discouraged along the way. We’ll get there together!


Research such as described here regarding the patterns of neck pain and back pain sufferers emphasizes the on-going need for them to have team members like their chiropractors along with general practitioners to handle it, understand it, and care for it. A researcher described how a patient who had spinal surgery 30 years ago now experienced neck pain and cervical arm pain due to adjacent segment disease a condition often seen in spinal discs above and below a spinal level that underwent back surgery - was treated with cervical manipulation, flexion distraction decompression (Cox®), soft-tissue mobilization, and therapeutic ultrasound for pain relief. (4) Again, pain relief is seldom sudden, but rather slow and steady with treatment, coming/going pain intensity, patience, and appreciation for the relief gotten be it 50%, 70% or 90% as explained by the 50% Rule of Cox® Technic.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. John Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares patient cases that were complicated and yet attained relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management with time.

Make your Orchard Park, NY chiropractic appointment soon. Together, we’ll work toward the calming wave of healing and celebrate the pain relief.

Novelli Wellness Center rides the wave of healing pain relief with our neck pain and back pain patients.  

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