The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

The positive benefits of spinal manipulation for neck pain have long been known to chiropractors and their patients, however, for some time the research evidence was lacking, which was somewhat of a black eye for the profession and prevented full integration into the modern medical model. Luckily the times are changing, and their exists a growing body of quality research definitively showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating both chronic and acute neck pain. In fact, what was once regarded as quackery and unsafe is now being embraced by other healthcare professions, most notably physical therapists.

The physicians at Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon practice evidence-based conservative medicine, taking the most current research that exists and applying that to how we evaluate and treat musculoskeletal conditions. Following is a summary of a great article from 2012 showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating neck pain over the use of medication.

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Graston Technique - How Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Therapy Can Help

Graston Technique - How Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Therapy Can Help

Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

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Active Release Technique - What It Is And How It Can Help You

Active Release Technique - What It Is And How It Can Help You

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

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2014 Insurance Benefits Reminder - Use It Or Lose It

***Don’t Miss Out on Using Your Remaining 2014 Insurance Benefits***

 

If your insurance policy runs on a calendar year, your benefits will reset on January 1, 2015.  What this means to you and your family is a reset of deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

For those with deductibles or co-insurance maximums, there is a good chance you have met these at this point in the year, and once these are met insurance will pay 100% of all charges – and that’s a great thing!  This is the perfect time of year to receive care you might have been putting off due to uncertainty about your benefits coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. 

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