Fort Wayne Chiropractic Team Effort for Neck Pain Relief: Manipulation & Exercise 04/30/2016Team effort. That’s what it’s all about when it comes to success for many things in life. Neck pain is no exception. Plus, neck pain doesn’t just happen due to one cause. Spinal discs, muscles, tendons and more play into the equation. Disc degeneration, injury, nutrition and more play in as well. Nothing happens alone. So Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is part of the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan team for neck pain relief. Fort Wayne neck pain patients know they can rely on Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to do its part and get all the parts working together. And one of the best parts of being a chiropractor for your Fort Wayne chiropractor is the manual hands-on treatment. According to a new research report, manual therapy is more relieving to patients with chronic neck pain than exercise though exercise added to manual therapy does improve patients’ noticing an improved change in their pain status. (1) That’s the way Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees it. The team approach of exercise and treatment is the way to go. Now, just as they find in the low back, researchers find that neck muscles are weak in neck pain patients, especially in those with a loss of cervical lordosis (curvature of the cervical spine). Cervical spine exercise programs that include exercises for neck extensor muscles benefit these neck pain patients. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has seen greater relief when Fort Wayne patients exercise these muscles, too. One type of exercise, deep craniocervical flexor training of the neck muscles, is an exercise neck pain patients can do to activate weak neck muscles. It improves neck function. When combined with thoracic manipulation, it’s even more effective for pain relief, improved range of motion, muscle function and neck disability for nonspecific neck pain patients. (3) So combining Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal manipulation at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc with at-home exercise for weak neck muscles is a boost to your clinical outcome! The Cox Technic system of spinal care for neck pain and back pain incorporates the best of both worlds: spinal manipulation and exercise, the doctor and the patient. We work as a team for your best clinical outcome of neck pain relief. As your Fort Wayne chiropractic resource, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc promises to set the treatment plan right for you and do all possible to help. As the pain relief seeking patient, you surely will do all you can to help. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will perform the gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic flexion distraction. You, our Fort Wayne chiropractic neck pain patient, will do your neck exercises at home. They’re simple yet so effective. The neck exercises Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc typically recommends can be done with or without an exercise unit. (It’s amazing what just a little hand resistance can do for neck muscles!) We’ll talk about the proper way to do these before you start. So contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Let’s set the treatment plan to achieve the best pain relief possible for your neck pain as a team! « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."