Chiropractic for Neck Pain
Neck pain is the 2nd most common reason for a person to seek chiropractic care. There are two basic sub-categories of pain, acute and chronic. Acute pain can last only moments and chronic pain persists for long periods of time, sometimes with no damage to the surrounding tissue. Chronic pain is very resistant to most medical treatments and can cause severe problems. One important thing to remember is that Acute pain can become Chronic if it persists long enough. This is why it is imperative you get treated as soon as possible with a new injury.
The feeling of neck pain can vary greatly — mild, sharp, severe, dull, only in some ranges of motion, ect. The different feeling symptoms can tell you Chiropractor a lot about the condition. One particular symptom that we will always ask about is if it radiates. Pain that goes into their shoulder or their arm with any associated numbness; tingling or weakness would be an important sign and may indicate a cervical radiculopathy
Neck pain has a variety of reason for which it could start including:
Neck pain can stem from numerous causes:
– You may sleep in the wrong position
– You may have pulled a muscle during exercise or experienced a sudden spasm.
– Lifting accident
– Posture (this is becoming more common cause of neck pain. We are seeing more cases of this every year due to the use of mobile phones.Some are now beginning to call this “text neck”)
– Cervical Arthritis
– Disc Herniation
Chiropractic care offers an ideal solution for acute and chronic neck pain. It is a noninvasive, non-surgical, drug-free alternative. Rather than just addressing the symptoms, Dr. Tom and Dr. Jodi target the underlying causes of the neck pain. We will use gentle adjusting techniques on your cervical spine and possible some physiotherapy or cryotherapy to reduce the inflammation.