Chiropractic Therapy For Relief From Neck Pain - Case Study

by Administrator 31. May 2010 11:36

The Tamworth Chiropractic Clinic reported a case regarding a 33-year old female who gained relief from chronic neck pain with the help of chiropractic care. Previously, she had been suffering from pain in her right arm and neck, with tightness in arm rotation.

Upon examination, she reported about a bad fall affecting her right shoulder about 16 years ago. This led to shoulder pain but gradually extended to her neck and left arm. When she first visited a chiropractic therapist, the patient was complaining of constant headaches. Before getting recommended for Chiropractic treatment, she had already seen a Physiotherapist and an Osteopath along with consumption of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed by her physician.

Thorough examination of the patient was done by Chiropractic expert, including pulse, sensation, muscle and reflex tests as well as blood pressure level monitoring. Apart from restricted movement in her neck and right shoulder, all other tests gave normal results. Chiropractor observed irregularity in moving some of the spinal joints. Further tests revealed irritation in the neck and arm, medically known as Chronic Traumatic Cervical Facet Irritation.

Once the diagnosis was confirmed, treatment including chiropractic manipulation was administered to her spine. Within 24 hours of the first session, the female reported of no headache and reduction in her symptoms. After several chiropractic care sessions, she experienced remarkable improvements. From ten visits for treatment, the patient got rid of 90% of her symptoms.

Her chiropractor advised the female to return for treatment if the symptoms became severe again. Since these had been prevalent for more than 16 years, it was likely for them to resurface again. In short, chiropractic therapy enabled her to gain considerable relief from stiffness and pain in the neck and shoulder.

For more information on how Chiropractic care can help in curing your ailments, visit Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness located in Harker Heights, Tx. We cater to patients across Central Texas including Killeen and Fort Hood. Call us at 254.968.1600 to book your appointment.

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Conservative Chiropractic Care Of Neck Pain And Neck Injury

by Administrator 22. October 2009 16:24

Neck pain can occur due to many reasons. Various day to day activities can cause severe neck pain. The neck pain can be very troublesome and can affect a patient’s efficiency to do tasks in normal daily routine.

Some of the most usual causes of neck pain are:

  • Daily Life Routine: Poor posture, obesity, stress or tension can cause neck pain which can get extended to back and arms. These are some of the most common causes for neck pain.
  • Injury and Accidents: Sudden and vigorous movement of neck or head due to injury/ accident is another major cause of neck pain. Car accidents, injury due to falling, injury while playing sports account for a good number of neck pain cases.
  • Aging: With natural aging, degenerative disorders like Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis and degenerative disc diseases also affect the spine which in turn causes neck pain.

Neck Pain and Chiropractic Care

Research and studies have provided substantial evidence to encourage Chiropractic care for neck pain. According to literature review, published in March-April 2007 issue of the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, there is substantial evidence showing significant improvement in neck pain level following Chiropractic spinal manipulations. All trial groups subject to chiropractic care, reported substantial improvements in pain following chiropractic manipulations.

When you visit a Chiro-practitioner, they would perform tests and ask various questions about symptoms and remedies tried for neck pain. Questions like - Time of start of pain, Factors affecting pain levels, Any prior prescription or care taken by the patient, etc.  Chiro-practitioners also try to observe other physical aspects like posture, motion range, movements that causes pain, physical conditions to find out the root cause and to ascertain the correct treatment for neck pain. At times, Chiro-practitioners also perform X-Rays to ascertain the cause of pain. In rare cases, CT scans and EMG (electromyography) tests are done. They may also try to feel your spine with hands to check out the curvature and alignment. In case you are diagnosed with some organic disease or fracture, your chiro-practitioner will refer you to appropriate medical specialist.

For effective diagnosis and chiropractic treatment of neck pain, visit Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness. We serve Harker Heights and Killeen areas in Texas.

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