Charlotte neck pain and its causes
Neck pain can be caused by so many factors. The causes of neck pain can range from chronic poor posture, to muscle strain, to Fibromyalgia. To be frank, it really does not matter what causes it, when you have neck pain, restricted movement, and painful spasms; you just want it to go away. Chiropractic care is popular in part because its natural pain relief that does not involve medication or surgery. Many patients report that chiropractorsnot only relieve their neck pain, but they do so by addressing the source of their pain, making it a lot less likely to return.
Chiropractic focus on neck pain
The word “chiropractic” is a combination of two Greek words that is roughly translated to mean “hand practitioner.” Chiropractors primarily use their hands to treat muscle, joint, and nerve pain. The primary focus is on the alignment of the spine and joints. The goal is to loosen up joints that move poorly or painfully. Chiropractor understand that when the spine is properly aligned, the nervous system and your brain is better able to help your body heal itself.
When chiropractic treatment for neck pain is not appropriate
Chiropractors are experts when it comes to evaluating and determining the best treatment options for neck pain and other types of pain. The also are experts at knowing when your neck pain is a sign that you need the care of a different specialist. Your Chiropractic Doctor may refer you to another type of medical professional if your pain or numbness radiates down into your shoulder, arm, or leg. If your neck pain is accompanied by sensitivity to light, a fever, headache, and/or vomiting; these are symptoms of meningitis, a serious infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. You should consider getting chiropractic treatment for neck pain if:
- Your neck pain radiates to a headache
- Your neck pain doesn’t improve after a few days
- Your neck pain gets worse after a few days
- You have trouble turning your head to the left or right
- You have difficulty looking over your shoulder when driving
- Your neck pain is the result of a car accident or sports injury
- Your neck pain radiates to the arms, causing weakness, numbness, or tingling
For most types of neck pain, your chiropractor has a number of pain-free, non-invasive treatments that can restore mobility in your joints and fix the source of your pain.
Care you can count on in Charlotte
If you are suffering from shoulder or neck pain and you are looking for the natural, non-invasive treatment that chiropractic clinics offer, consider one of the top chiropractic clinics in the Charlotte area. In addition to gentle adjustments, you can expect supplemental therapies such as the application of heat or cold, electrical stimulation, diet counseling, or rehabilitative exercise. Every solution is pain free! ChiroCarolina®, one of Charlotte’s top chiropractic centers, is known all over the South east for providing conservative and effective chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area- located conveniently off North Tryon Street.