Does any neck pain sufferer want to get an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! New
studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation –
90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such La Grande
neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to
imaging/injections/surgery. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
is ready to help with that!
EFFECTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK PAIN
Neck pain alongside La Grande back pain are leading
causes of disability around the world and here in La Grande.
Chiropractic is being related as a safe, effective
option for management of back and neck pain for quite a few sufferers. Chiropractic is described as care focused
on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions with spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is explained as inhibiting
back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and possibly
via peripheral mechanisms that control inflammatory pain responses.
More research is called upon to figure out
just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1)
We utilize spinal manipulation daily at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC.
SPINAL MANIPULATION CONTAINS NECK PAIN TREATMENT ESCALATION
Spinal manipulation for neck pain is demonstrated
to decrease the risk of treatment escalation. 42% of neck pain
patients seeking relief find that their treatment is escalated
to include care like imaging, injection, emergency room visit, or surgery. Such
risk was 2.38 times higher in those who got care
other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the
risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors
in the United States. (2) Your La Grande chiropractor uses
specialized, research-based, safe, and gentle spinal manipulation for neck pain
SPECIFIC FORM OF DOCUMENTED SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR NECK
As an example of how a specific form of spinal manipulation,
Cox® Technic flexion distraction, facilitates in relieving
pain, a case report of a patient with neurofibromatosis
who experienced headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as
neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually applied cervical spine flexion
distraction spinal manipulation along with myofascial release,
patient education about modifying her workplace
ergonomics, and at-home care reduced her neck and thoracic
spine pain and headache frequency. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC works
one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to provide him/her the tools
and knowledge to get such relief.
PATIENT SELF-CARE AND UNDERSTANDING
Explaining to chronic nonspecific La Grande
neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand
their neck pain enriches their outcomes. A study comparing
therapeutic exercise alone to therapeutic exercise plus pain neuroscience education
to help them understand their condition
found that the combination was more helpful.
The combination decreased the patients’ pain-disability indices,
pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That is
the goal of care for us at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC: reduced pain.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
his use of manually delivered cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion
Distraction to ease neck pain for two
patients troubled by painful disc herniations.
Schedule your La Grande chiropractic
appointment soon. To those La Grande neck pain sufferers
not desiring too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation
care may be just the care you need!