Exercise for Fort Wayne Arm Pain and Neck Pain Relief06/21/2022Non-surgical neck pain treatment relieves such cervical spine related pain. What does that treatment involve? Researchers and clinicians grapple with that question all the time. What is the answer? With you, the neck pain patient, the arm pain patient. The chiropractic treatment plan from the passive pain-relieving treatment to the self-management tools are formed to each individual neck pain sufferer. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is the neck pain sufferer’s partner in the path to Fort Wayne neck pain relief. NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF NECK PAIN STAGES A set of experts in the conservative management of cervical radiculopathy (neck-related arm pain) convened to establish a list of effective non-surgical treatment modalities at different stages of pain (acute, subacute, chronic). The stage makes a difference. In the acute stage, more passive pain-relieving interventions – spinal manipulation, patient education, specific foraminal opening exercise, pain-relieving position - were deemed important. As patients proceed through subacute (increased physical activity, supervised motor control, specific exercise, and neurodynamic mobilization) to chronic (general aerobic exercise, strength training), more individualized physical activity and self-management were stated as important. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc agrees with this individualized plan and knows there is a delicate balance between passive treatment and active exercise for optimal outcomes. HOW MUCH TREATMENT FOR NECK PAIN? Thirty-seven experts attempted to determine the proper dosage and kind of motor control and segmental exercise was optimal for chronic non-specific neck pain. They converged in agreement most that there were 3 dosage variables: intensity, frequency, and reps. As for which exercise, dosage, procedure, progression, etc., they agreed that prescribing exercise was not simple and must be individualized, acceptable, and feasible to the patient. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc wholeheartedly agrees! We work with our Fort Wayne neck pain patients to be sure the exercises work for them and their spinal condition and willingness to do the exercises. ACTIVE CARE OF NECK & ARM PAIN: Exercise Exercise recommendations for chronic non-specific neck pain haven’t been well stated. An analysis of published studies on this topic showed that (A) many exercise programs decrease pain and disability in the short term, (B) pillar exercises reduce pain and disability in the intermediate term, and (C) motor control plus segmental exercises deliver moderate to great pain decrease overall. Long term pain reducing exercise recommendations have not been analyzed. (3) Another aspect of exercise for neck and arm pain patients is the respiratory aspect. Neck pain and forward head posture as experienced by smartphone users were addressed in a comparison study: control, routine therapeutic exercise, (combined) routine therapeutic exercise with respiratory exercises. After 8 weeks, the combined group had significant differences in diaphragm muscle activation, respiratory balance, and number of breaths. (4) Pain and breathing can be compatible when performed the right way. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc works with each patient to see what exercises are best for each patient’s stage of pain to improve each one’s condition. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Adam Propper on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration and exercise to help with neck and arm pain. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. We make a non-surgical treatment plan with a mix of active exercise and passive care to assist each of our neck pain patients in getting the relief they want each of our neck pain patients find relief]51]. « 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."