Neck Pain


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Neck pain can occur when the joints, ligaments, and muscles in your neck become irritated or inflamed due to injury, accidents, and degenerative disorders associated with aging. The neck is responsible for supporting the full weight of your head and moving it in every direction, which can make it highly susceptible to injury. Neck pain can be safely treated using chiropractic care, which treats the root cause of your neck pain using natural, non-invasive techniques so you can resume your normal daily life with less discomfort.

Injury and accidents are the most common cause of neck pain due to whiplash, which is a sudden forced movement of the head or neck that can injure surrounding tissues. Lifestyle factors including excess weight, low fitness level, and poor posture can also result in neck pain by throwing your spine out of alignment and causing muscle stiffness in the neck. Degenerative disorders caused by aging such as osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease can also drive neck pain.

Chiropractic care for neck pain may involve neck adjustments or cervical manipulation, which is when your doctor adjusts the upper vertebrae of the spinal column to improve spine mobility and restore range of motion. Neck adjustments can reduce pain and stiffness and allow you to turn and tilt your head more easily with less soreness. Other chiropractic techniques for neck pain are mobilization and therapeutic massage and exercise.

Did you know?

Your neck is composed of vertebrae separated by nerves and discs that provide a cushion between each vertebrae. When shifted out of alignment, vertebrae can pinch surrounding nerves and cause neck pain. Pinched nerves can be caused by staying in one position for too long, demonstrating consistently poor posture, or having your neck forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as when you’re in an auto accident.

You may be able to prevent neck pain by taking small breaks throughout the work day if you sit for extended periods of time, and if you practice good posture when sitting or standing. Neck pain may also be prevented by sleeping with a firm pillow, and practicing healthy stress management techniques, since stress can lead to muscle tension and neck pain.

Frequently asked questions about neck pain

What are common symptoms of neck pain?

Symptoms of neck pain can range from mild to severe and may include tenderness, soreness, stiffness, limited range of motion, sharp or stabbing pain in a specific area, and severe pain that radiates from the neck to your head, shoulders, arms, and fingers.

When should I see a chiropractor for neck pain?

See a chiropractor for neck pain immediately if you’re unable to move your head from side to side without pain, you’ve recently been in an auto accident, or if your neck pain and stiffness hasn’t improved after a few days. It’s also time to make an appointment with your chiropractor if neck pain has progressed to tingling or numbness in your hands, or you’re relying on medications and over-the-counter pain medicines to make it through the day.

What are some benefits of chiropractic adjustments for neck pain?

Chiropractic adjustments are a gentle, non-invasive treatment that helps decrease inflammation, improve flexibility and range of motion, and reduce the source of your neck pain and discomfort.

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