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Spinal Manipulation Safe and Effective for Cervical Spine Pain

Neck pain. Arm Pain. Radiculopathy. These are painful spine conditions. Carrolltown chiropractic care helps take the pain away.

Cervical spine pain conditions abound. With today’s stress, technology gadgets, auto accidents, and computers, neck pain affects many! A disc herniation or spinal stenosis may be involved. Fortunately, chiropractic care is available at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Carrolltown neck pain sufferers turn to our Carrolltown chiropractic care for its relief as well as the safety and effectiveness of the protocols.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation appreciates findings of researchers who really delve into the effects of spinal manipulative treatment protocols. Their findings direct clinical application. In a collection of research trials that compared no treatment, placebo, or conventional therapies on pain in patients with degenerative cervical spine radiculopathy, the results show immediate effectiveness of cervical spine manipulation in treating patients with cervical arm pain radiculopathy. (1) According to the Neck Pain Task Force, neck pain is managed effectively with mobilization, manipulation and clinical massage. Neck pain is not effectively managed with modalities like electroacupuncture, strain-counterstrain, relaxation massage, and some passive modalities like heat, cold, diathermy, hydrotherapy, and ultrasound. (2) So imagine what type of care a well-educated Carrolltown chiropractor in a well-informed chiropractic practice like Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will choose to use? Mobilization, manipulation or clinical massage.

 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows that it’s wise to match the type of care to the spinal condition. Now, cervical radiculopathy with hyperalgesia, allodynia, heaviness in the arm and non-segmental pain not related to a peripheral spinal nerve may indicate a central or autonomic nervous system issue for neck pain patients. Therefore, for such patients, thoracic spine manipulation is a [[sensiblereasonable]6] approach to helping these patients especially if applied early on in their treatment plan. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows that clinical outcomes come down to timing, application, and experience.

With any medical treatment, risks along with timing, application and experience must be considered. Chiropractic care presents no excess risk of carotid artery stroke. Patients with carotid artery dissection may present with neck pain and or headache before such a stroke which are conditions that often bring a patient to a chiropractor’s office or a primary care physician’s (PCP) office. (4) Chiropractors like yours at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and PCPs are well aware of such signs and carefully monitor all cervical spine pain patients throughout their care. And with the Cox Technic offered at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation the Carrolltown chiropractic care is applied by the physician’s hands, monitoring all responses throughout the treatment. All motions are smooth and gentle, nothing harsh.

Carrolltown chiropractic patients are well informed and do their due diligence before undergoing any treatment. And Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has gained a reputation for being the back pain specialty clinic for safe, effective, and gentle care.  Cox Technic is the treatment of choice. It’s known as “low velocity, low amplitude” or “flexion distraction” or just “F/D.” However it is named, Cox Technic is mild in its application as well as well-monitored throughout its use because the chiropractor is applying the treatment via his or her hands. That’s how it’s done at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.

Contact Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today. Gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation is a relief for our Carrolltown neck pain, arm pain and cervical radiculopathy patients. 

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