New non-invasive technology offers long-term relief.
Ever wake up with a crick in your neck so severe you could barely turn your head? Neck pain, which affects up to half of U.S. adults each year, is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Yet the pain is often over-treated with drugs, injections, and surgery, which don’t help much in the long term. Here’s what you need to know.
Why It Hurts
The strain of holding up your 10- to 12-pound head year after year makes your neck vulnerable to injury. Pain can occur after sleeping in the wrong position, cradling a phone too long, spending hours hunched over a computer, simply carrying a heavy suitcase, or from a recent or old injury. Pain can radiate from the neck to the back down the arms and sometimes even down to the hips and legs. Neck pain can create chronic and intense headaches. The neck itself can become stiff with a decreased range of motion where pain is often worsened with movement.
Traditional treatments frequently create temporary relief for neck pain sufferers but long-term restoration of neck function and pain relief is infrequent. “The MCU (Multi –Cervical Unit) is changing the way we treat and cure debilitating neck pain” explains Dr. Marc Weinberg of the Active Health Center, “ Multi-cervical unit (MCU) is designed to increase cervical range of motion and strength in order to restore neck function.”
Prior to the MCU, it was nearly impossible to objectively diagnose muscle dysfunction and weakness. Because other examination methods like CT scans, X-rays, and nerve testing have been unable to detect functional muscle weakness, accurate strengthening of these delicate muscles has often been called “the missing link” in neck pain treatment. The MCU is so valuable because it offers a more reliable diagnosis of strength and motion, and then uses those findings to customize and target the treatment using the same machine. Research reveals that patients who are treated with the MCU typically experience far better success rates with more permanent relief than those who opt for traditional therapies alone. It is a priceless asset in the diagnosis and treatment of neck pain.
Here’s how it works:
The MCU is a digital system that evaluates and records the patient’s cervical spine movement and isometric strength. Evaluations take about 45 minutes to perform.
The patient’s strength and range of motion is assessed, and a report is generated
The MCU recommends a therapy program precisely tailored to suit the patient’s needs
Strengthening sessions last 20-30 minutes and are conducted 3 times per week for only
Ongoing maintenance in the MCU is not needed once treatment is concluded
The MCU Multi-Cervical Unit is the most effective and complete system for the assessment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from neck pain, whiplash associated disorders (WAD), and general cervical spine disorders. The MCU is an unmatched, research-backed tool that empowers physical therapists and chiropractors alike to objectively evaluate, strengthen, and restore the ailing neck and cervical spine.
In Fact, Medical Research shows that 75% of people with chronic neck pain, from any cause, will get significant relief of their pain simply by strengthening their neck with the Multi-Cervical Unit.
If you or someone you love has suffered from neck or upper back pain, contact the team at Active Health Center for an evaluation to see if the MCU treatment is right for you.
MCU offers Effective Testing and Treatment for:
• General and Chronic Neck Pain
• Whiplash Associated Disorders
• Muscle Tension headache
• Cervical Disc Conditions
• Sports Related Injuries
• Job/Posture dysfunctions
The MCU can treat:
• Neck pain, stiffness & restriction
• Dizziness from the neck
• Upper back pain
• Arm numbness, tingling, burning
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