Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Addresses the Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine in Treating Neck Pain and Headache12/21/2021The cervical spine is unique among the curves of the spine. Unlike the thoracic and lumbar spine curves, the cervical spine houses the spinal cord a bit more snugly. The diameter of the vertebral canal in which the spinal cord lies ranges from 11 to 19 mm while the spinal cord measures from 7 to 14 mm depending on the level of the spine. If the size of the spinal canal is small and the cord big, a condition termed stenosis exists and creates greater pain and disability. (4-8) Whatever the size, there isn’t a lot of space for the spinal nerves that exit the spinal cord let alone any disc herniation or bone spur and the like that may develop. Plus, the cervical spine has to hold up the average head weighing 9 pounds! The cervical spine is amazing. No wonder it fascinates researchers and anatomists and chiropractors like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and triggers such pain for Fort Wayne neck pain sufferers. Fortunately, your Fort Wayne chiropractor understands the cervical spine anatomy and potential painful cervical conditions in addition to the gentle, stretching technique protocols of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to reduce the pain. RESEACHERS STUDY THE CERVICAL SPINE MOTIONS Such cool advances in the area of radiology are now available and may assist back pain healthcare providers like your Fort Wayne chiropractor more beneficially diagnose and treat neck pain and surgical colleagues create more appropriate surgical techniques! Innovative 3D computed tomography imaging allows a view of the cervical spine in various positions in normal volunteers. What did the researchers see with this? Flexion-extension range of motion is greatest at C1-2 and C4-5. C1-2 is where 70% of all axial rotation happens, too. C3-4 range of motion for lateral bending is greater than C1-2, C5-6 and C6-7. (1) The use of Cox® Technic for cervical spine pain allows segment-specific treatment of each of the cervical spine ranges of motion to decrease pain and restore normal ranges of motion as best as possible. CERVICAL SPINE TREATMENT FOR CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE The cervical spine range of motion is addressed in patients with cervicogenic headache. When Fort Wayne chiropractic patients seek care for a headache, they will often note limited range of motion. That’s not uncommon. A randomized control trial of spinal manipulation versus spinal mobilization for relief of cervicogenic headache found that manipulation and mobilization have comparable effects on disability, pain, global rating of change score, and cervical ranges of motion. (2) Our chiropractic care of the cervical spine addresses Fort Wayne neck pain as well as associated range of motion issues like acute neck pain. SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR ACUTE NECK PAIN Acute Fort Wayne neck pain is a typical issue for which patients will look for assistance from healthcare practitioners like chiropractors as well as general practitioners (GPs). Medications and/or manual therapy are usual treatments. Researchers state that GPs were occasionally uncertain in referring for manual therapy as they weren’t sure about effectiveness and adverse events. In a review of randomized controlled trials published regarding the effect of spinal manipulation for acute neck pain, researchers found that spinal manipulation alone or combined with other therapies was valuable for acute neck pain with no reported serious adverse effects. (3) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor who understands the cervical spine well and delivers safe spinal manipulation works with Fort Wayne general practitioners to assist neck pain sufferers find relief. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how the Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction System of Spinal Pain Management helps him help his patients with neck pain and headache relief. Set up your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. The uniqueness of the cervical spinal curve and the pain conditions involving it merit a unique treatment protocol to take care of pain. At Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc, that protocol is safe, gentle, and effective!« 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."