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New York Chiropractic Team Effort for Neck Pain Relief: Manipulation & Exercise

Team effort. That’s what it’s all about when it comes to success for many things in life. Neck pain is no exception. Plus, neck pain doesn’t just happen due to one cause. Spinal discs, muscles, tendons and more play into the equation. Disc degeneration, injury, nutrition and more play in as well. Nothing happens alone. So Dr. Gary Stefanick is part of the New York chiropractic treatment plan team for neck pain relief. New York neck pain patients know they can rely on Dr. Gary Stefanick to do its part and get all the parts working together.

And one of the best parts of being a chiropractor for your New York chiropractor is the manual hands-on treatment. According to a new research report, manual therapy is more relieving to patients with chronic neck pain than exercise though exercise added to manual therapy does improve patients’ noticing an improved change in their pain status. (1) That’s the way Dr. Gary Stefanick sees it. The team approach of exercise and treatment is the way to go.

Now, just as they find in the low back, researchers find that neck muscles are weak in neck pain patients, especially in those with a loss of cervical lordosis (curvature of the cervical spine). Cervical spine exercise programs that include exercises for neck extensor muscles benefit these neck pain patients. (2) Dr. Gary Stefanick has seen greater relief when New York patients exercise these muscles, too.

One type of exercise, deep craniocervical flexor training of the neck muscles, is an exercise neck pain patients can do to activate weak neck muscles. It improves neck function. When combined with thoracic manipulation, it’s even more effective for pain relief, improved range of motion, muscle function and neck disability for nonspecific neck pain patients. (3) So combining New York chiropractic spinal manipulation at Dr. Gary Stefanick with at-home exercise for weak neck muscles is a boost to your clinical outcome!

The Cox Technic system of spinal care for neck pain and back pain incorporates the best of both worlds: spinal manipulation and exercise, the doctor and the patient. We work as a team for your best clinical outcome of neck pain relief. As your New York chiropractic resource, Dr. Gary Stefanick promises to set the treatment plan right for you and do all possible to help. As the pain relief seeking patient, you surely will do all you can to help. Dr. Gary Stefanick will perform the gentle, safe chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic flexion distraction. You, our New York chiropractic neck pain patient, will do your neck exercises at home. They’re simple yet so effective.

The neck exercises Dr. Gary Stefanick typically recommends can be done with or without an exercise unit. (It’s amazing what just a little hand resistance can do for neck muscles!) We’ll talk about the proper way to do these before you start.

So contact Dr. Gary Stefanick today. Let’s set the treatment plan to achieve the best pain relief possible for your neck pain as a team!

 
 
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