What does neck pain do? It keeps
you from moving your neck the way you want. Pain is effective
like that! It keeps us from doing things that could
hurt. Ok, that’s not all bad! But neck pain can bother
more than just motion. It can alter daily living.
Vancouver chiropractic at Vancouver Spine Care Centre can help lessen
neck pain and reestablish its normal motion.
NECK PAIN LIMITS MOTION
Not only does neck pain limit
cervical spine motion, it also requires compensatory motions
to do what needs to be done. If the neck aches
when twisting to the left, you’ll
not do that. That is a compensatory motion. Normal flexion/extension,
lateral, and rotational motions have been documented in
normal patients. (1) And if you think your capabiloity to move
your neck influences your life, consider
baseball pitchers! College baseball pitchers with limited neck motion during
preseason were found to be at increased risk of game
time loss and shoulder and elbow disability during
the season. (2) That’s really life-altering
for them and their life dreams! Know that your Vancouver chiropractor
can tell from a thorough clinical examination just what pain is doing to your normal range of motion and how to help
you (your being a baseball player or not!) get
NECK ISSUES INFLUENCE SLEEP APNEA
Another interesting cervical spine finding
is that previous cervical spondylosis – degenerative
changes in the cervical spine that often happen with aging, resulting in vertebral bone degeneration, disc degeneration, bone
spur formation and the like - and obstructive sleep apnea are associated.
Such sleep apnea is linked to cervical spine
changes that tighten the airway space that happen
with cervical spondylosis. (3) Cervical spondylosis is another spine condition your Vancouver chiropractor understands
CHIROPRACTIC RESTORES NECK MOTION
Vancouver Spine Care Centre applies careful treatment
of the cervical spine utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management. Patient tolerance is always the guiding factor
combined with the doctor’s hand. Cox® Technic for cervical
spine allows gentle stretching of the spine to free
narrowed spaces with combined ranges of motion to reestablish better
cervical spine movement.
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ben Glass on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how
he helps neck pain patients get neck pain relief
with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment with
Vancouver Spine Care Centre to regain lost neck motion and get
rid of neck pain.