Chiropractic Treatment For
Neck Pain Need Not
Be Painful...!

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Treatment for your neck pain does not need to be painful...

 Chiropractic treatment for neck pain has, over the years, gained a varied and colourful reputation…

Three of the biggest arguments that create doubt in a prospective patient in choosing chiropractic treatment for neck pain are the issues of

  • Safety...
  • Efficacy and documentation prooving that chiropractic ‘works’...
  • Comfort...

Despite popular press attempting to make Chiropractic unpopular through inaccurately stating that chiropractic has not been backed by research...

In terms of the Activator Methods Protocol and the Activator Gun (adjusting instrument), I have always been impressed by the time, research, and funding that Dr. Arlan Fuhr has poured into his technique, and more than that, the safety and comfort this method of chiropractic offers to its patients, and the practice longevity for the Dr.s…

If you click on the links below as you continue to read, you will see that over the years, there have been a fair few people doing research and writing papers within the framework of the scientific method, based on empirical methodologies designed for use in clinical trials...

In Practice It Has Always Been
Safety For My Patients First…

Activator Methods Chiropractic is a safe approach to chiropractic providing greater adjusting accuracy...

If you have ever had a cervical rotary manipulation – also known as an adjustment to your neck – you will know that unless you are a completely dauntless person, the first time can be scary; as with several things in life…

Your first kiss…, your first bungee jump… your first time up on a surf board… anyway getting back to my point…

If anyone has ever taken your head in their hands, locked your neck out to its full range of motion, and then taken it just that bit farther in a particular line of drive, with a high speed and a low force application with that little additional rotation, you instinctively know that if they were to take it too far, you and your spine would be in danger…


It Is Normal To Be Apprehensive

About Having Your Neck Adjusted...

This is why chiropractors spend years practicing on each other; so we get it – even the idea that chiropractic for neck pain can be scary, and for some people, terrifying...

In remembering my chiropractic school days, by the time we were adjusting each other’s necks, the social dynamic of the class changed over night...

I noticed, in fact, that everyone had digressed into something that resembled a kindergarten class; with the girls all staying packed together with the girls, and the boys formed their own ring of steel in gender solidarity – and we thought each other was ‘yucky’…

Put simply this psychological digression was caused by fear of getting our necks rotated just that bit beyond the normal range of motion…

Even as a chiropractor twenty-one years later, I openly admit that I do not like to be adjusted in this way unless it is an absolute necessity, and, I am very selective about who I will allow to do a cervical rotary manipulation on my neck as not all hands are created equal...

In school the indoctrination for learning and mastery is done under strict supervision, but as it is with most things, some people excel more and some less so…

And some doctors are proficient, but not excellent in their adjusting practices. Some chiropractors get better through years of practice, but some of us are born being able to ‘see with our fingers and hands’ in a way that cannot be learned…

So, now that you have a better idea of what goes on in a chiropractic school, and to sum up my reasoning, I will simply say that the Activator Protocol and Adjusting gun takes the risk of injury away from the patient with neck pain 100%…

It is the safest brand of chiropractic treatment for neck pain I know of that also has documented evidence...

Prove It Doc!
The Efficacy Is In The Research…

Chiropractic research has advanced over the last 157 years...

Here is a link for you that will connect you to several research projects conducted by Activator doctors and other researchers…

Click here to read some of the papers and to review clinical trials…

https://www.activator.com/research/clinical-trials/

When doing research in chiropractic, there are a large number of variables...

There is the technique, individual chiropractors applying a technique to individual people with varying metabolic rates, health concerns, different fitness levels, and individual physiological characteristics to name a few…

Researchers will narrow their groups and control groups, but the amount of variable will always remain on the side of excessive; isolating a biologic response to the application of stimulus given by another human will always have a wider range than if it was a measure of, for example, a drug...  (Yeah that sounded a little dodgy, but I hope you recieve my statement within the spirit it was intended...

When you look at the application of cancer drugs- chemotherapy- for example, there will be differences in the bespoke assembly of each drug for each person, but, the administration of the drug will be the same, and this does not vary with the size or strength of the practitioner who administers the drug…

When it comes to chiropractic, not every doctor is the exactly the same with the application and delivery of an adjustment…

If you were to measure the force of a particular adjustment, each of us would be slightly different due to our adjusting style, and the intuitive feel that our fingers and hands are signalling to us…

This will bring us to deliver more or less thrust to the person we are adjusting depending on size and general build, in concert with the tension we feel in their neck…

Doctor's adjusting speeds are different too; this is dependent on the individual's reflexes…

Simply put, it would take funding, and possibly equipment that has not been invented yet, to measure all of the parameters involved in a chiropractic adjustment. This is because of the human interaction, as opposed to the interaction with a manufactured entity…

All of that being said...

For anybody reading this who is a research orientated person, I make the admission of small sample sizes in chiropractic research…

And, I note that individual studies tend to be run over a period of months instead of continuing for years; but in the defence of chiropractic itself, our applications actually get put into practice where they have a positive effect on decreasing pain and increasing the health of our patients more times than not…

And all around, chiropractic has spanned a 157-year time period in the face of those (The AMA) who have sought to destroy the profession, and when they were not successful in doing so, tried to absorb it into their own treatments for joint pain

Unsuccessfully…

And you are right; this proves nothing...

Yet we have years of experiencial evidence, and I hope the profession becomes more proficient at proving the science...

For The Absolute
Best In Comfort…

Chiropractic treatment for neck pain could not be more comfortable...

Back when I was a chiropractic patient for the first time, my chiropractor thoroughly surprised me with her equipment…

Ok, well that sounds a bit bad, but think technically, guys, think technically...!

She told me there would be a series of tests called the Deerfield -Thompson leg check to see what segments in my spine needed adjusting…

She also showed me the Activator Gun she would be adjusting me with during the initial assessment, and demonstrated by giving me a ‘click’ on my hand, showing me that it would not hurt…

And basically, what happened next was that all of my fears about needing my neck adjusted disappeared…!

Because, following up from my earlier comment regarding an instinct to know when you are being put at risk, you also instinctively know when you are safe…

The Activator chiropractic table was also quite a work of engineering…

I was only required to step onto the platform, and the table lowered, with me face down on top of it; this is a real plus because when you are having joint pain, the last thing you want to do bend this way and that to get onto a table, because it can hurt…! 

So, in terms of the Activator Method of adjusting, chriopractic treatment for neck pain is comfortable instead of threatening...

Chiropractic Treatment
For Neck Pain - A Summary...

The 'thing' about chiropractic is that it is 'hard' to measure, and what I mean by that is the 'range' on your measurements will be wide, and therefore can make your statistical findings less sound due to having lots of variables and broader ranges...

For example, if you study a thrust ratio or a speed ratio – and the effect on C1 for example, and Dr. Jo was doing the adjustment on patient X, there would be a particular result…

That result would only be true for Dr. Jo and patient X, but would supply a value within a particular range...

Dr. Kay could apply the same technique, and the result would only be true to her and her patient…

But again, there would be a range of measurement that could be compensated for in the statistical values...

But…if Dr. Jo and Dr. Kay are both using an instrument with identical thrust and speed factors, and a specific technique is observed with that instrument, we have eliminated a wide range of variance in those applications…

And the 'range' narrows making the statistics more sound...

So, Activator Methods, for me after 21 years, was and still is the wise choice for chiropractic treatment of neck pain due to the fact that it provides:

  • Safety…
  • Efficacy…
  • Comfort…

For everyone; young or old, big or small – as long as you have a spine...

Chiropractic treatment for neck pain is easy with Activator Methods Chiropractic...

It will ease pain with a view to resolution, work to improve your musculo-skeletal health, and increase the nerve conduction to your internal organs...


And all of this means better health and quality of life...!


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Disclaimer – This is information on joint pain. I teach, but I do not diagnose, prescibe or treat people who contact me. You are responsible for your condition using your own best judgement combined with what you have learned. Just a heads up - bodies carry unusual differences from time to time, in saying that, you could be one of those rare and unusual beings; if you are in doubt, please contact a physician in your area, so you can rule it out.

Move Freely and Knowledgeably and Be Well!

Dr. Jo

P.S...    “Greater certainty of your condition alone can be a powerful form of pain relief.”