I see many patients through my clinic here in East Chestnut Avenue in Vineland asking questions like, why do I feel worse after a chiropractic adjustment, or in some cases, how chiropractic works for them, or does chiropractic care make their condition worse? Those patients who come in with extreme pain often cannot bear to be touched, and as such, means they cannot get chiropractic care they need. Unfortunately, sometimes, these extreme conditions can give the practice a bad name because it seems that it can’t help. In reality though, chiropractic adjustments are often exactly what the patient needs in order to return their backs or necks to proper functionality.
Manipulation Under Anesthesia for Neck Pain – Dr Ray TV
Like with chronic low back pain sufferers, manipulation under anesthesia for neck pain sufferers is an excellent alternative to surgery. We have done many muas on necks as well as backs and see a high success rate well into the 90%s with range of motion increasing and pain decreasing. While it’s not for everyone, just a small percentage of people who do not respond well to conservative chiropractic treatments or physical therapy, it is a valued alternative to going the full surgery route.
The First Thing to do with Neck Pain?
Many patients are coming into my Vineland clinic with neck pain. I normally tell them that the first thing to do with neck pain is to ice it before it becomes more of a problem. Unfortunately, many people do not do this and they struggle on with their neck pain until it gets to the stage they have to do something about it. So why ice and what does it do?
The type of neck pain patient I see is due to segmental dysfunction and compressed joints in the neck area. This is normally further exasperated by tight muscles and irritated nerves that can cause tingling sensations and the whole area is inflammed.
Neck Pain 101 – The Causes and the Solutions
Neck pain has become one of the fastest growing complaints from patients in my Vineland chiropractic clinic. There are many reasons for why a person experiences neck pain, but the most common ones we see here are dysfunctional joints or compression of the joints.
Some of the reasons of the increase of neck pain problems include technology, where we’re looking down at our phones, laptops, and the like; posture, the way we present ourselves has de-evolved somewhat, and how we’re doing things, so lifestyle, more driving and so on. The causes are not instantaneous, they are developed over a long period of time. The two bones will slowly begin to compress and make the joint dysfunctional. This dysfunction causes inflammation which causes more pain. Range of motion decreases which means the neck isn’t able to move as it should, and tension is built up as the muscles then joint in this “dance” making the problem even worse until it spirals out of control and the pain becomes intense.
Failed Back Surgeries
I have seen several patients come in to my Vineland clinic complaining about their failed back surgeries and how they are still in pain. Firstly, it is important to understand that most back surgeries are not failures, surgeons consistently do what they say they are going to do, although that’s not to say that in some cases a mistake has been made, or the patient hasn’t responded to treatment as effectively as expected. There are several factors that must be understood and taken into account regarding surgery to the back, and patients often neglect things they need to do following surgery. This post deals with three things that you need to be aware of if you are considering surgery or have just had it.
HOW NECK PAIN OCCURS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
I am seeing more and more patients coming in complaining of neck pain in my Vineland office. I’ve been practicing for around 18 – 20 years and it always seemed to be back pain I was treating, but in recent times neck pain is becoming more common. I believe this is to do with technology and the way we work these days, particularly the use of smart phones, computers and even driving. All have some impact in throwing our posture off and is a big reason on how neck pain occurs.