Cervical Problems Treated By Chiropractors

by Administrator 29. August 2017 00:00

The cervical spine or neck is susceptible to pain and injury owing to its flexible nature. Pain and stiffness in the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck is a common problem faced by many people. Although pain medication can provide relief to a certain extent, it is not a permanent solution. On the other hand, chiropractic care can prove to be very beneficial in treating cervical problems. It is a non-invasive form of treatment that can provide long-term relief from cervical problems.

Chiropractic care can treat the following cervical problems:

  • Injury in the tissues of the neck
  • Facet joint problems
  • Cervical disc problems or herniated discs
  • Cervical nerve root irritation

Causes of cervical problems:

  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time
  • Repetitive neck movements
  • Injury and accidents
  • Degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • Weak abdominal muscles

Symptoms of cervical problems:

  • Pain in the neck that can radiate to the back
  • Stiffness and inflammation in the neck
  • Limited range of neck motion

Diagnosis of cervical problems:

  • The chiropractor will perform a thorough physical examination of the patient and locate the source of pain
  • He will ask the patient various questions regarding the present symptoms
  • The chiropractic doctor will also test range of motion of the cervical and look at the posture as well
  • Neurological exams are also conducted to check the reflexes, nerve changes and muscle strength
  • Imaging tests such as X-Rays might also be done to check for disc abnormalities, fractures or bone spurs
  • A CT scan or MRI can reveal bulging discs and herniations
  • Electromyography (EMG) can be performed by the doctor if he suspects nerve damage

Chiropractic care for cervical problems:

  • Neck adjustment or cervical manipulation is performed on the joints of the neck by the chiropractic doctor
  • The neck adjustment helps in restoring normal range of neck motion and also improves the mobility of the spine
  • Cervical manual traction is another procedure that can be performed by the specialist doctor
  • In this procedure, the patient is made to sit or lie down with the face up while the chiropractor pulls on the neck
  • The cervical spine is stretched at varying angles to look for the best angle where the stiffness is minimum
  • Cervical manual traction is generally combined with mobilization for better results
  • Cervical drop techniques can also be implemented by the chiropractor depending on individual patient requirements
  • A special table is used in the procedure  and a low amplitude thrust is applied on the spinal segment
  • The aim of this treatment method is to reduce the restricted motion of the cervical vertebra
  • Gentle chiropractic techniques are used for patients who do not feel comfortable with traditional high-velocity thrust manipulation
  • A low-velocity, low-amplitude stress is utilized in gentle chiropractic techniques to provide relief from cervical pain

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Chiropractic Care For Tailbone Pain

by Administrator 23. August 2017 23:52

Tailbone pain or Coccydynia, is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the lowest part of the spine. The pain can travel from the tailbone to the hips, thighs and the rectum as well. The surrounding muscles and associated structures are affected in coccydynia. It is important to take immediate treatment for tailbone pain otherwise the symptoms can worsen over a period of time.

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive form of treatment that does not utilize any medications to treat tailbone pain. It can give permanent relief from the painful symptoms and provide a long-term solution for the condition.


  • A sudden blow or injury to the tailbone or coccyx
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Degeneration of nerves and joints surrounding the tailbone
  • Compression of nerves during pregnancy
  • Spasms in the anus muscles
  • Degenerative lumbar disc disease
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction during delivery


  • Difficulty in sitting Increase in pain while exercising
  • Localized pain and tenderness
  • Pain may worsen when moving from sitting to standing position
  • Pain may also increase during bowel movement
  • Chronic pain in the coccyx that lasts for more than 3 months

Chiropractic treatment

  • The chiropractor may conduct a thorough physical examination of the patient to correctly diagnose the pain
  • The patient may be asked questions pertaining to his medical history
  • Chiropractic manipulation may be useful in relieving tailbone pain caused by displacement of the coccyx from its original position
  • Due to a sudden injury, the coccyx moves from its original position thereby leading to compression of nerves
  • Chiropractic care helps in releasing the pressure off the compressed nerves and provides relief from pain
  • The process involves applying a gentle thrust or pressure on the coccyx to realign it A ‘popping’ or ‘clicking’ sound is heard which confirms that the adjustment has been made successfully Certain exercises may be recommended by chiropractors to relieve tailbone pain
  • The exercises strengthen the coccyx and spine muscles and prevent risk of pain in the future Stretching exercises also prevent wear and tear of ligaments and tendons surrounding the coccyx
  • Hot and cold compresses may also be sometimes used by chiropractors to reduce the inflammation in the tailbone and speed the healing process

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer treatment for Tailbone pain and other medical conditions. To request an appointment, call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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