Spinal Manipulation Safe and Effective for Cervical Spine Pain 01/10/2017Neck pain. Arm Pain. Radiculopathy. They’re all painful back conditions. Fort Wayne chiropractic care helps take the pain away. Cervical spine pain conditions affect many. With today’s stress, technology gadgets, auto accidents, and computers, neck pain abounds! A disc herniation or spinal stenosis may be involved. Fortunately, chiropractic care is accessible to all sufferers at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Fort Wayne neck pain sufferers turn to our Fort Wayne chiropractic care for its relief as well as the safety and effectiveness of the protocols. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciates findings of researchers who really delve into the effects of spinal manipulative treatment protocols. Their findings direct clinical application. In a collection of research trials that compared no treatment, placebo, or conventional therapies on pain in patients with degenerative cervical spine radiculopathy, the results show immediate effectiveness of cervical spine manipulation in treating patients with cervical arm pain radiculopathy. (1) According to the Neck Pain Task Force, neck pain is managed effectively with mobilization, manipulation and clinical massage. Neck pain is not effectively managed with modalities like electroacupuncture, strain-counterstrain, relaxation massage, and some passive modalities like heat, cold, diathermy, hydrotherapy, and ultrasound. (2) So imagine what type of care a well-educated Fort Wayne chiropractor in a well-informed chiropractic practice like Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will choose to use? Mobilization, manipulation or clinical massage. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows that it’s wise to match the type of care to the spinal condition. Now, cervical radiculopathy with hyperalgesia, allodynia, heaviness in the arm and non-segmental pain not related to a peripheral spinal nerve may indicate a central or autonomic nervous system issue for neck pain patients. Therefore, for such patients, thoracic spine manipulation is a [[sensiblereasonable]6] approach to helping these patients especially if applied early on in their treatment plan. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows that clinical outcomes come down to timing, application, and experience. With any medical treatment, risks along with timing, application and experience must be considered. Chiropractic care presents no excess risk of carotid artery stroke. Patients with carotid artery dissection may present with neck pain and or headache before such a stroke which are conditions that often bring a patient to a chiropractor’s office or a primary care physician’s (PCP) office. (4) Chiropractors like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and PCPs are well aware of such signs and carefully monitor all cervical spine pain patients throughout their care. And with the Cox Technic offered at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc the Fort Wayne chiropractic care is applied by the physician’s hands, monitoring all responses throughout the treatment. All motions are smooth and gentle, nothing harsh. Fort Wayne chiropractic patients are well informed and do their due diligence before undergoing any treatment. And Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has gained a reputation for being the back pain specialty clinic for safe, effective, and gentle care. Cox Technic is the treatment of choice. It’s known as “low velocity, low amplitude” or “flexion distraction” or just “F/D.” However it is named, Cox Technic is mild in its application as well as well-monitored throughout its use because the chiropractor is applying the treatment via his or her hands. That’s how it’s done at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation is a relief for our Fort Wayne neck pain, arm pain and cervical radiculopathy patients. « 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."