Most people now know that chiropractic care offers an excellent treatment option for neck and low back pain, be it acute (fresh injury), sub-acute (generally a few weeks after an injury), or chronic (long-lasting or not responding to other forms of care). The reason why chiropractic works so well is because care is geared toward correcting the underlying cause of pain and dysfunction, not just treating it. This means that the results can be significant and long lasting.


any people resort to drug therapy for neck and low back pain and it is important to remember that pain medications (and muscle relaxants) will not change the joint mechanics and correct the underlying mechanical fault(s) that led to injury. Acute injuries many times lead to chronic injuries if left untreated, even if the pain subsides. This is because degenerative changes take months or even years to do their damage.

Chiropractic care is a viable option for many different conditions. Chiropractors treat most all neck and low back conditions, such as facet imbrication (jamming), disc bulges, disc herniations, post-surgical pain reduction and rehabilitation, whiplash trauma (cervical acceleration/deceleration disorder), muscle strains and ligament sprains, muscle imbalances, loss of cervical lordosis, poor posture, spondylolisthesis, and most everything else.

Drs. Manison and Hickey believe in not only treating the condition to get the patient out of pain and to improve function, but also to follow that with core stabilization/rehabilitative exercises so that the patient can be more dependent on him/herself. The doctors will also touch on the inflammatory potential of the body, should the need arise. How we react internally affects how we feel on the outside.

One reason many physicians in the Baltimore, Ellicott City, Howard County, and Columbia areas choose Columbia Advanced Chiropractic, LLC for their patients with disc-related and other neck and low back pain problems is because of the use of the Cox flexion/distraction technique. It is one of, if not the best, treatment protocols for disc and other related pathology and few practitioners have training in this technique.  Couple this technique with core stabilization exercises and advanced soft tissue techniques such as Graston Technique, Active Release Techniques (ART) and Dry Needling, and the patient can be assured that he/she is receiving the most advanced, specific, and best quality care possible at Columbia Advanced Chiropractic, LLC, of Columbia / Howard County, MD . Dr. Manison is the ONLY Cox flexion/distraction certified doctor in the region and he has been published in a medically indexed journal regarding its efficacy.