94% of patients report success with Chiropractic!
The patient comes in and the first thing we notice is that their head is tilted to one side. Next we see they have a hard time turning their head or lifting it up or down. Clearly they are in pain and experience even more pain with movement.
What caused this pain? Sometimes nothing. They just woke up with it, or turned their head or got up off the couch. Other times it was a sharp turn of the head or a whiplash type injury from a car crash or other accident.
Examination by palpation frequently reveals inflammation, immobility, and muscle tenderness. The pain and spasm can be so strong that it is hard to do standard orthopedic testing and range of motion is severely restricted.
When treated medically, the preferred pill is a muscle relaxer. Other options include massage or acupuncture. Chiropractic is extremely effective.
According to a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, patients with acute neck pain who were treated by a chiropractor improved significantly from a mean pain level of 7.6…before treatment to 1.9…after treatment… “The overall patient satisfaction rate was 94%” (Haneline, 2006, p. 288).
“There were reductions in disability recorded during the study that were statistically significant. Approximately 84% of the patients related that their activities were restricted before chiropractic treatment because of their neck pain, whereas only 25% still had activity restrictions at the time of the interview. Furthermore, 57% of those with physical restrictions described their disabilities as moderately severe or greater before treatment, whereas at the time of the interview, just 12% did (Haneline, 2006, p. 294).
“When comparing trauma with no-trauma cases, Trauma cases received more than 3 times as many visits. This difference may be related to tissue damage that often accompanies trauma, which, many times, heals imperfectly. In addition, patients with this type of problem may have ensuing long-term pain and physical impairment, which further shows that trauma complicates the recovery of acute neck pain (Haneline, 2006, p. 294).
We are able to help many patients with both chronic (long term) and acute (short term) neck pain. Out new Motion X-Ray helps us diagnose ligament laxity in the supporting structures of the neck. This diagnosis often will explain why a person can experience neck pain yet all other tests might be normal.