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Testing for a Weak Neck - the Multi-Cervical Unit

MCU - the Multi-Cervical Unit for Neck StrengtheningBreaking the Cycle of Neck Pain: The MCU™ Approach

Do you suffer from long-standing headaches, neck pain, or upper back pain that won't go away? If yes, you may have a weak neck. Hi, I'm Dr. Josip, and my area of interest is neck weakness. People with weak necks often complain of heavy head and neck pain and short-term relief from manual treatments. They may also avoid exercise due to neck pain and feel their neck is easily injured.

Many patients find themselves in a cycle of temporary relief followed by a return of pain once they resume their daily activities. This pattern often stems from underlying neck weakness, which can be challenging to address through traditional methods alone.

So, what causes neck weakness? Your neck has many muscles that stabilize and move, but if your neck is injured, the muscles may tighten to protect the sensitive neck structures. This prolonged tightness can lead to neck weakness over time.

Introducing the MCU™: A Game-Changer in Neck Pain Treatment

Now, how do we identify a weak neck? Momentum Health National Spine & Wellness uses a tool called the Multi-Cervical Unit (MCU™) to measure neck range of motion and strength. If the values fall below a certain average, it indicates a weak neck. This innovative machine is a game-changer in the assessment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from neck pain, whiplash-associated disorders (WAD), and general cervical spine disorders.

The good news is the MCU™ can also be used to strengthen the neck. By engaging in controlled resistance exercises in specific directions, we can assist individuals in regaining their neck strength. The MCU™ is considered the most effective and complete system for identifying and addressing neck weakness, a common underlying cause of persistent neck pain.

Can Neck Pain Cause Headache or Dizziness?

Yes, neck pain can be associated with headaches and dizziness. The neck is a complex structure with many nerves and muscles that can refer pain to other areas, including the head and inner ear, leading to headaches and dizziness.

Will Neck Pain Go Away on Its Own?

Once an individual achieves a robust neck, they often notice a significant reduction in headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, and dizziness. Maintaining neck strength is crucial for everyday activities, as the neck muscles bear the head's weight. Imagine the relief and freedom from discomfort a strong neck can bring your life.

While some cases of neck pain may resolve independently with rest and gentle stretching, persistent or severe neck pain may require intervention to address the underlying cause, such as neck weakness. The MCU™ can help identify and treat this underlying cause, improving your chances of long-term relief.

How Does Neck Pain Occur?

Neck pain can occur for various reasons, including muscle strain, poor posture, injury, or underlying conditions such as arthritis or degenerative disc disease. Identifying the specific cause of your neck pain is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan, which may include using the MCU™ for rehabilitation and strengthening.

How Does the MCU™ Work?

The MCU™ assesses your strength and weakness by gently moving your neck in 16 different directions. This comprehensive assessment takes only 30 minutes and provides valuable insights into the underlying causes of your symptoms. If neck weakness is identified as a contributing factor, we use the MCU™ to safely and effectively strengthen your muscles, helping you break free from the cycle of pain and discomfort.

A New Approach to Neck Pain

If you think you may have a weak neck and would like to know your neck strength, contact our clinic and book a $49 neck assessment. I would be happy to assess your neck and answer any questions you may have. My staff can also arrange a phone consultation with me if you prefer.

Don't let neck pain hold you back any longer. Schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step towards a pain-free life with the help of the MCU™.

Dr. Josip Batinić at Momentum Health National Spine & Wellness

Dr. Josip Batinić, is a chiropractor, co-owner, and clinic director of National Spine & Wellness in Calgary. Dr. Batinić moved to Canada from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the late 1990s.

During his school years, he developed an interest in kinesiology and pursued it at the University of Saskatchewan, where he graduated as an exercise physiologist. Later, he studied chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.

In the past, he taught exercise physiology at Mount Royal University and had a great time doing it. Nowadays, he volunteers for the Kidney Foundation and participates in the Kidney March, a 100-kilometer walk over three days that raises awareness for kidney disease and organ donation.

Dr Batinić is grateful for the opportunity to work at National Spine & Wellness, where he collaborates with other skilled professionals to provide the best care for patients. It’s fulfilling to assist those seeking help, particularly those with persistent neck pain, headaches, and a history of concussions.

When not working, he enjoys fishing to relax. Although he hasn’t caught anything yet, he remains hopeful.

Book with Dr. Batinić online or by phone: 403-270-7252

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