Chiropractic Care for Chronic Neck Pain Relief
Nearly every American will suffer from neck pain at some point in their lives. If you are experiencing soreness, stiffness, reduced mobility or chronic pain, our team can help. Whether your neck pain is caused by whiplash injuries or poor posture, we have a host of treatment options to help relieve this pain without the need for medication or surgery.
Treatment Options for Neck Pain Management
The cervical spine begins at the base of the skull and is comprised of seven vertebrae. A misalignment may affect one or more of these vertebrae, resulting in nerve compression that triggers chronic pain. Since the neck must be flexible in order to turn and move the head, this also means that the cervical spine is more susceptible to injury and at increased risk for cervical spinal misalignment.
The force of a rear-impact auto accident or a sports accident can “whip” the neck backwards and forwards, causing a whiplash injury that affects cervical spine misalignment. Symptoms of whiplash neck injuries include chronic neck pain, as well as headaches, migraines, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances and other health problems. Whiplash injuries can have a serious and long-lasting impact on an individual’s health. While medication may help numb whiplash-related neck pain, as long as the cervical spine remains out of alignment, accident victims will continue to suffer from chronic neck pain and other health problems.
If your neck pain is not due to a traumatic injury, such as whiplash or a sports injury, poor posture is likely the cause. Long hours spent hunched over a computer screen can affect your posture, causing the head to shift forward in front of the shoulders. This places unnecessary stress on the vertebrae in the lower neck, leading to chronic pain and increasing the risk for degenerative disc disease.
Spinal adjustments are a safe and effective treatment technique for managing neck pain caused by whiplash injuries and poor posture. Adjustments safely manipulate the cervical spine, restoring proper alignment and relieving cervical spine compression. In addition to relieving neck pain, cervical spine manipulation helps to restore a full range of mobility to the neck, while also reducing soreness and stiffness. If you are suffering from severe neck pain, our chiropractor may recommend spinal decompression therapy as a complementary treatment to chiropractic adjustments. Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses traction to create space between the vertebrae, reducing cervical spine compression.
At SpinalCare Physical Medicine, our team understands just how debilitating neck pain can be. That’s why we are committed to offering non-invasive, drug-free treatment options to effectively manage your pain. Our chiropractic techniques are effective because they directly address the underlying cause for pain while also providing immediate symptom relief. Together with corrective exercises, chiropractic care helps restore mobility and a full range of motion to the cervical spine, without risking further injury.
If you are suffering from neck pain, we are here to help. Schedule your diagnostic consultation today!