"A Pain in the Neck!" Non-Surgical Care Is Better03/25/2011"A pain in the neck!" Does anyone in Fort Wayne use this phrase anymore?Often used in frustration over a situation, "pain in the neck" also pertains to the literal situation of neck pain experienced by many in Fort Wayne.In Fort Wayne, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers chiropractic relief for your pain in the neck. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc uses non-surgical Cox Technic to gently, safely lessen, even control, neck pain. Many times, neck pain also known as cervical spine pain may be due to compressed nerves from a herniated disc, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis or other condition in the neck or chemical irritation of the cervical spine nerves. The cervical pain symptoms you experience are most valuable in establishing the cause of neck pain. A thorough clinical examination that may include imaging is best to pinpoint the true origin of the neck pain. (1) In Fort Wayne, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc performs an overall examination which collects information from several individual tests, noting particularly the location of the pain which is shown to be more indicative of identifying the level of a disc herniation should that be the underlying factor. (2) Fort Wayne cervical spine pain is rarely a surgical condition nor does surgery always benefit the patient with neck pain. Non-surgical pain relief options to lessen cervical spine pain are even shown better. Traction relieves pain in 75% of patients with cervical radiculopathy (arm pain). (3)Cervical radiculopathy is relieved in 91% of cases by non-surgical means like manual physical therapy, traction, and exercises. (4) Conservatively treated cervical spine disc herniation patients without myelopathy responded better than surgically treated patients. (5) Even in neck pain cases with myelopathy, non-surgical care appears to be superior. Surgery is not proven better than conservative care for myelopathy. (6) Long-term outcomes for non-surgical versus surgical treatment of cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy is no different. (7) Cervical spine spondylotic myelopathy is not greatly relieved surgically. Surgery does not dependably vary the natural history of cervical spine myelopathy. Follow-up of 7 years after surgery for cervical spine myelopathy notes that only one-third of the patients were improved. (8) A six month follow-up of 62 cervical spine myelopathy patients demonstrates that there is no surgery-related benefit compared to non-surgical care for patients with cervical myelopathy. (9)At Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc in Fort Wayne neck pain is treated with chiropractic Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression procedures which may include at home care as well as cervical spine exercise and possibly nutrition. Cox Technic itself incorporates flexion and decompression to open the spinal canal space and relieve pressure on the spinal nerves lying in the canal.Incorporating flexion is beneficial as MRI shows a 31% increase in the neuroforaminal size in flexion. (10) The biomechanical effects of Cox Technic are documented. In the lumbar spine, Cox Technic is shown to drop intradiscal pressures to as low as a -192mmHG and open the spinal canal space by 28% in area. (11) Current research to document the exact drop in pressure in the cervical spine is underway with a federally funded research grant. Fort Wayne's Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc points to several published cases of cervical spine pain to show the feasible outcomes with chiropractic Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression non-surgically. Cervical spine foraminal stenosis resulting in severe neck and upper back pain with left arm pain to the fingers finds relief in 15 visits over 10 weeks and is stable at two years' follow-up. (12) A 60 year old man with neck and arm pain who had tried physical therapy and medication without relief found relief with Cox Technic in just 5 weeks. (13) A 34 year old woman with severe neck, shoulder and arm pain finds full resolution of her pain in two months and eight treatments. (14) In 39 patients with arm and neck pain, pain scores dropped 41 points from 50.1 to 8.7 after being non-surgically adjusted with Cox Technic. (15) Even a patient with cervical spine pain and arm pain who suffered for two years and no relief after trying medication, P.T., home traction, and exercise reports relief after the first treatment with Cox Technic. She was seen for [[6 months and a total of 24 visits/twenty-four visits over six months]], and at one year follow-up, she remains symptom-free. (16) In Fort Wayne Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc may be your solution to neck pain. Suffering with cervical spine pain just isn't necessary in Fort Wayne. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for an individualized examination, diagnosis and reasonable treatment plan for your neck pain relief. References for Chiropractic Topic: "A Pain in the Neck!" Non-Surgical Care Is Better.« View All Spine Articles"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."