Does mobilization (MOB) get less, the same, or better results when compared to spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) when it comes to treating neck pain? To answer this question, let’s first discuss the difference between the two treatment approaches. Mobilization (MOB) of the spine can be “technically” defined as a “low velocity, low amplitude” force applied […]
Neck Pain: Manipulation vs. Other Treatments?
Mechanical neck pain affects an estimated 70% of people at some point in life. Because many different treatment approaches are available for neck pain, it can be very difficult for those suffering from neck pain to know which treatment approach(es) to choose. Research on this topic has revealed some very interesting information that places chiropractic […]
Neck Pain & Headaches & The “Power of Placebo”
We have all heard about the “placebo effect” and the “power of positive thinking.” A placebo, according to Wikipedia, is “…a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient.” When a placebo is used, it will sometimes have a perceived beneficial effect. When this occurs, […]
The Neck & Shoulder Pain Relationship
Given the close anatomical proximity between the neck and shoulder, it’s no wonder the two are intimately related. With our hectic lifestyles that include driving, hunching over computers and electronic devices, and talking on the phone (not to mention stress arising from multiple sources), sometimes it seems like the muscles in the neck, upper back, […]
The Neck and Headache Connection
When we hear the term headache, we don’t usually think about the neck. Rather, we focus on the head, or more specifically, the part of the head that hurts. But, during a consultation, a doctor of chiropractic will usually find some connection or correlation between the patient’s headaches and their neck. The key to this […]
Neck Pain: What Can I Do About It?
Neck pain is one of those conditions that affect most people at some point during their lifetime. Because of the way we are anatomically built, the neck is particularly vulnerable to injury (it has to hold up an average head weight of 15 pounds (~7 kg) which can be quite a job, especially when we […]
Neck Pain and Arthritis
When we say the word “arthritis,” many images come to mind. Some people think of crippled hands or perhaps Mr. Smith who talks about his bad hip being, “…bone on bone!” Or, how about the neighbor who has a bad knee and walks with a limp and a cane? Rarely do we think about the […]
Neck Pain and the Disk
When your doctor of chiropractic says to you, “…you have a cervical disk problem,” do you know what that means? I didn’t think so. As doctors, we talk about these things so often, we sometimes just assume you know what we’re talking about. So first, sorry about that! Now, let’s clear up the question, what […]
“My Neck Is Killing Me!”
When patients present with neck pain, they always ask, “Where is the pain coming from?” Of course, this can only be answered after a careful history and thorough evaluation is completed by their doctor of chiropractic. Let’s take a closer look at what this involves… The History: This includes a careful description of how the […]
Can Chiropractic Really Help Neck Pain?
Neck pain is a very common problem affecting up to 70% of the adult population at some point in life. Though there are specific causes of neck pain such sports injuries, car accidents, or simply sleeping in an awkward position, the vast majority of the time, no direct cause can be identified and thus the […]
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