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Chiropractic Care For Neck Pain

Neck Pain Symptom Relief

Image of a woman holding her neck in painNeck pain (or cervicalgia) is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain can come in a variety of forms. Sometimes it can be a mild inconvenience that is barely noticeable. Other times the pain is so bad that it is completely debilitating and you can hardly move.

Our body movements usually do not cause problems, but it’s not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. Neck problems and injuries most commonly occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks like long hours behind a computer, or projects around the home. It can also be caused by something as innocent as a tweaked nerve from playing with the dog in the yard or sleeping in an awkward position.

It is common for someone with neck pain to suffer headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, pinched nerve symptoms affecting the arm and hand, tightness of the chest and a host of other symptoms related to the nerves of the region.

However, if these symptoms last for more than a day or so, occur frequently or were preceded by an auto accident or some type of trauma like a whiplash injury, we consider it major and should see your chiropractic doctor as soon as possible.

Neck pain may feel like a “kink,” stiffness, or severe pain. Neck movement may be limited, usually more to one side than the other. Neck pain refers to pain anywhere from the area at the base of the skull into the shoulders. The neck includes:

  • The bones and joints of the cervical spine.
  • The discs that separate the cervical vertebrae and absorb shock as you move.
  • The muscles and ligaments in the neck that hold the cervical spine together.

In certain cases mild neck pain will be easily helped for example if you are in the habit of holding the phone against your shoulder with your neck. Persistent neck pain, on the other hand, merits a closer look as it could be an indication of a larger problem. Tissue damage from an old injury, whiplash and even degenerative joint disease can start in the form of persistent low-grade neck pain just not “go away on its own.”

Good News For Patients With Neck Pain

Chiropractors are specially trained to understand the complex anatomy of the neck (or cervical spine), how it works, and how to get it back to optimal condition in the most expedient, noninvasive, cost effective way possible.

Studies consistently find that chiropractic adjustments are the most effective, safe, and appropriate choice for patients with neck pain. The greatest advantage chiropractic care has over all other forms of treatment for neck pain is that chiropractic treats the cause of back pain rather than only treating the symptoms. And we do it naturally, without drugs or surgery.

If you or someone you know would like to find out for yourself the enormous benefits of Chiropractic care for neck pain, please contact our office at 612-724-4647.