Neck pain and chiropractic care
Neck pain can be both avoided and relieved with routine chiropractic care. There are many reasons for our suffering with neck pain, but the major cause is due to its position on our body. Your neck, or cervical spine acts as a support and connection between your head and your torso. Our neck is made up of seven vertebra and is supported by many muscles and ligaments that allow for us to turn and move our head. The majority of neck pain complaints occur when the joints, muscles and ligaments in the neck become irritated or inflamed.
Different levels of neck pain
Neck pain can range from minor soreness that can easily be ignored, to debilitating pain that restricts our movement and disrupts our lives. If neck pain is experienced with other symptoms such as headaches or limited range of motion, this can be an indication that you need immediate healthcare attention. The most common symptoms of neck pain include:
- Stiff neck and/or shoulders
- Sharp or stabbing pain
- General soreness or tenderness
- Radiating pain from the neck to the shoulders, arms, hands and head
Virtually everyone experiences neck pain. Unfortunately, too many of us feel that it is something that should be tolerated. Neck pain is typically caused by sleeping in an abnormal position, extended periods of poor posture, falling, or injuries from sport or whiplash. There are rare cases when it can be caused by disease-related issues such as growth abnormalities, infection, tumors, and/or cancer. Regardless of its cause, neck pain should be treated as serious and should be attended to immediately.
Chiropractic care can help patients with neck pain
Chiropractic care has been proven to be a great way to manage and relieve the pain and discomfort caused by neck pain. The treatments are a safe, non-invasive, and non-addictive alternative to opioids and over-the-counter pain medications.
One of the most successful treatments provided by chiropractors is the gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. This treatment adjusts joint misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body. This is one of the first steps towards reducing inflammation and improving function of both the joints and your nervous system. Increasing joint mobility improves your nervous system function, restoring your body’s ability to heal and manage the discomfort in your neck.
Consider the following health benefits that chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide for patients with neck pain:
- Reduced or eliminated pain
- A significant decrease level of inflammation
- Restored range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- A return to your normal activity and lifestyle
Depending on your diagnosis, your Doctor of Chiropractic may elect to co-treat your neck pain with other healthcare professionals such as massage therapists, physical therapists, or primary care physicians.
Care you can count on in Charlotte
If you do not notice improvement in your neck pain after a week, you should schedule an appointment with a chiropractic clinic. The doctors at ChiroCarolina™are spine care specialists who use natural and gentle techniques to treat your neck injury. They are passionate about providing high quality chiropractic care for their patients. ChiroCarolina™ specializes in treating patients for chronic and acute pain, car accidents, and all kinds of injuries. When it comes to follow-up care, ChiroCarolina™ stands above other area clinics. Patients visit from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, and from as far as Georgia, Florida and Virginia. 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 for providing conservative and effective chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area- located conveniently off North Tryon Street.