A Pain in The Neck Can Be a Thing of the Past With Chiropractic

Almost everybody suffers from neck pain at one time or another. In fact, neck pain is one of the most common conditions just slightly behind the low back with millions of people seeking care every year.

The neck and shoulder area is very complex and there can be a number of reasons for neck pain. It often involves one or a combination of nerves, ligaments, tendons, bones, muscles and even fascia involved from a acute(sudden) or long-term (chronic or repetitive ) episode of trauma that can cause limitations in range of motion and pain.

What are different conditions that could cause neck pain?

  • Overuse – These types of conditions are brought on by repetitive movements that over time, cause inflammation and injury to muscles tendons and ligaments. Left untreated, these types of conditions continue to get worse and can cause constant pain and an increasing limitation of motion.
  • Trauma – Neck trauma usually occurs from sudden forces on the neck and can be categorized as whiplash type injuries. A whiplash isn’t just limited to car accidents, but can occur anytime the neck is forcefully moved backwards and forwards or from side to side beyond it’s normal limits, causingĀ  injury to ligaments and muscles.
  • Wear and Tear – This usually refers to joint degeneration such as osteoarthritis. Undue stresses on the structures of the neck from overuse injuries, traumas and poor posture can contribute to degeneration of the joints and cause a lot of problems if not taken care of. Many people just think that because of age, wear and tear is going to happen. Well, this is true to a point. However, by taking care of yourself and receiving the correct preventative care, wear and tear can be minimized and most people can continue to be pain free and healthy into the later years of their life.
  • Poor Posture – Posture can be the source of much of the neck pain that you experience. Although nobody has perfect posture, there are many ways that posture can be improved by correct habits at work and getting the necessary care needed as well as self-care to keep the muscles balanced and the vertebrae aligned.

How can chiropractic reduce and eliminate neck pain?
A chiropractor is trained and experienced using techniques to maintain a healthy aligned vertebrae, balanced healthy muscles, ligaments and tendons. Keeping a proper balance in the neck and body, also improves nervous system function and critical blood circulation.

At Advanced Spinal Clinic, we take a holistic approach to upper back, neck and shoulder health. We properly diagnose a condition, so you receive proper treatment. We also educate you on how to support treatments with self-help care, so you have the very best chance to heal and remain pain free. You can live your life without pain with the proper information and treatment. Give us a call and let us help you live a higher quality of life.