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Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic Addresses the Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine in Treating Neck Pain and Headache

The cervical spine is unique among spinal curves. 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 little and the cord large, a condition known as stenosis exists and makes pain and disability a greater problem. (4-8) Whatever the size, there isn’t a lot of space for the spinal nerves that leave the spinal cord regardless of any disc herniation or bone spur and such that may form. Plus, the cervical spine has to hold up the average head weighing 9 pounds! The cervical spine is amazing. No wonder it appeals to researchers and anatomists and chiropractors like yours at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic and produces such pain for Montreal neck pain sufferers. Luckily, your Montreal chiropractor understands the cervical spine anatomy and potential painful cervical conditions as well as 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 developments in the field of radiology are now available and may assist back pain healthcare providers like your Montreal chiropractor more beneficially diagnose and treat neck pain and surgical colleagues create more appropriate surgical techniques! Innovative 3D computed tomography imaging permits 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 larger than C1-2, C5-6 and C6-7. (1) Using Cox® Technic for cervical spine pain allows segment-specific treatment of each of the cervical spine ranges of motion to relieve pain and bring back 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 Montreal chiropractic patients come in with a headache, they’ll often note limited range of motion. That isn’t unusual. A randomized control trial of spinal manipulation compared to spinal mobilization for relief of cervicogenic headache reported 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 takes care of Montreal neck pain as well as related range of motion issues like acute neck pain.

SPINAL MANIPULATION FOR ACUTE NECK PAIN

Acute Montreal neck pain is a common condition for which patients will seek help from healthcare practitioners like chiropractors and general practitioners (GPs). Medications and/or manual therapy are usual treatments. Researchers wrote that GPs were occasionally hesitant to refer for manual therapy as they were not 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 revealed that spinal manipulation alone or combined with other therapies was valuable for acute neck pain with no serious adverse effects being reported. (3) Your Montreal chiropractor who understands the cervical spine well and provides safe spinal manipulation works with Montreal general practitioners to help neck pain sufferers get relief.

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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 Montreal chiropractic appointment today. The uniqueness of the cervical spinal curve and the pain conditions affecting it merit a unique treatment protocol to take care of pain. At Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic, that protocol is safe, gentle, and effective!

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