Not all neck injuries or weakness create pain alone. Take it from Tish Kern who experienced an uncommon symptom, “I would wake up in the middle of the night with itching on both of my arms, it was horrible and nothing would help but ice”. Tish has always been active. Cheerleading, swimming, diving, volleyball, tennis, and running; at 65 she wanted to continue an active life but pain and numbness often stood in her way. Tish explains, “I have stenosis, or narrowing in certain areas of my spine, and a herniated disc. Prior to learning this, I consulted several doctors finally it was a neurologist that told me I had three options, physical therapy (which I had already tried), an epidural injection (I already had), or chiropractic care. I asked her for the name a good chiropractor, she referred me to Dr. Weinberg at Active Health Center.
Neck pain, injuries, or weakness can be debilitating. 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. As in Tish’s case, neck injury and/or inflammation can not only create pain but also itching, numbness and tingling.
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 injuries 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.
The MCU is the most comprehensive cervical spine evaluation and rehabilitation system in the world. It provides a thorough and objective evaluation of the cervical spine (the neck) and its related muscles. It then prescribes a series of neck-strengthening exercises to resolve the underlying cause of your neck pain. Unlike massage, acupuncture and decompression, which do nothing to strengthen muscles, the MCU offers a restorative approach.
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 accessed, 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 6-12 weeks
The amazing part of the MCU, it can detect the presence of weakness in any neck muscle group. It can pinpoint the location and then strengthen the muscle(s) thereby allowing the inflamed tissues, like bulging or herniated discs, swollen facet joints, overused muscles and even areas of stenosis to “quiet down” and heal, thus alleviating neck pain. Along with a thorough examination, the MCU can also determine if neck weakness is not the cause of your neck pain and is a comprehensive evaluation to help determine if the MCU treatment will be beneficial to each patient.
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.
Tish says the treatment was “quite a miracle”. “After two rounds of treatment I can sleep at night, no more itching, and I can move my neck, it’s really unbelievable” Tish explains. Now that her treatment is completed, Tish is back to playing tennis regularly and enjoying life. She even referred her husband to Active Health Center to treat an old football injury and a colleague who had been a professional soccer player. Tish reports, “They fixed them both up”.
Tish can’t thank the people at Active Health Center enough, “Dr. Weinberg, Dr. Behrue, Dr. Hunte and Dr. Holleman are dedicated to getting people back on their feet and doing as much as they possibly can. It’s not just business to them; they want to make you feel better. They are empathetic, compassionate, dedicated and knowledgeable.”
If you or someone you love has suffered from neck or upper back pain, numbness or tingling contact the team at Active Health Center for an evaluation to see if the MCU treatment is right for you.
The MCU is the preferred treatment for Major League Baseball, the National Football League, major research facilities, and air forces around the world, including the US Air Force and the US Navy.
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