When it comes to treatment there are several techniques that could help those who suffer from neck pain. Here are some of the most commonly used techniques:
Cervical mobilization is a therapeutic technique commonly used in chiropractic care to address neck pain and dysfunction. It involves the gentle and controlled movement of the cervical spine, which refers to the seven vertebrae in the neck region. Cervical mobilization aims to restore normal joint function, increase range of motion, and alleviate pain and stiffness. During a cervical mobilization session, a chiropractor may use various techniques to manipulate the neck joints. These techniques can include manual adjustments, traction, stretching, and soft tissue massage. The specific approach may vary depending on the individual’s condition and the chiropractor’s assessment. Cervical mobilization can be beneficial for a range of conditions affecting the neck, such as muscle strains, joint sprains, disc herniations, and osteoarthritis. It is often employed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may also include exercises, postural correction, and lifestyle recommendations. Chiropractors at Collective Chiropractic are trained professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, with a focus on the spine and nervous system. They utilize a holistic approach to care, aiming to address the underlying causes of pain or dysfunction and promote overall health and wellness.
Cervical Manual Traction
Cervical manual traction is a therapeutic technique used by chiropractors at Collective Chiropractic to treat conditions related to the cervical spine, which is the region of the spine located in the neck. It involves the application of controlled and gentle pulling forces to the neck in order to decompress the spinal joints and relieve symptoms. During a cervical manual traction session, the chiropractor will carefully evaluate the patient’s condition, assess the range of motion, and determine the appropriate amount of traction force needed. The patient is usually positioned lying down or sitting upright, and the chiropractor will apply a manual pulling force to the neck using their hands. The purpose of cervical manual traction is to create space between the vertebrae in the neck, alleviate pressure on the spinal discs, and reduce compression on the nerves or other structures that may be causing pain or discomfort. By gently stretching the neck, this technique can help improve joint mobility, reduce muscle tension, and promote the natural healing process. Cervical manual traction is often used to treat conditions such as cervical radiculopathy, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and neck pain associated with poor posture or trauma. It is considered a conservative, non-invasive treatment option that can be used in conjunction with other chiropractic techniques, exercises, and lifestyle modifications to optimize the therapeutic outcomes. It’s important to note that cervical manual traction should only be performed by trained and licensed chiropractors who have expertise in this technique. They will carefully assess each patient’s condition, take into account any contraindications or precautions, and apply the appropriate amount of traction force to ensure safety and effectiveness. If you’re considering cervical manual traction or have specific concerns or questions about this technique, it’s recommended to consult with a chiropractor at Collective Chiropractic who can provide personalized advice and treatment based on your individual needs and condition.
Cervical drop, also known as cervical drop technique or cervical drop table, is a specialized chiropractic technique used to address misalignments and dysfunctions in the cervical spine (neck region). It is a specific form of chiropractic adjustment that utilizes a specialized treatment table with a segmented drop system. At Collective Chiropractic, we use the cervical drop technique to enhance the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments in the cervical spine. The cervical drop table consists of several sections that can be raised or dropped independently. These sections have a drop mechanism that allows for a quick and controlled drop when pressure is applied. During a cervical drop adjustment, the patient lies face up on the table while the chiropractor evaluates the alignment and mobility of the cervical vertebrae. The chiropractor then applies a gentle downward pressure or impulse to a specific cervical vertebra or segment. The drop mechanism of the table is activated, causing the section beneath the targeted vertebra to drop slightly, creating a quick and precise force that aids in the adjustment. This drop facilitates the release of tension, reduces joint restrictions, and helps restore normal movement and alignment in the cervical spine. The cervical drop technique is often used for conditions such as neck pain, headaches, cervical spine subluxations, and other related musculoskeletal issues. It is generally well-tolerated by patients and can be a comfortable and effective method of addressing cervical spine dysfunctions. It’s important to note that cervical drop adjustments should only be performed by trained and licensed chiropractors who have expertise in this technique. They have the knowledge and skills to assess your condition, determine if cervical drop is appropriate for you, and apply the technique safely and effectively. If you’re considering cervical drop adjustments or have specific concerns or questions about this technique, we encourage you to consult with one of our chiropractors at Collective Chiropractic. They can provide personalized advice and treatment based on your individual needs and condition.