According to the American Osteopathic Association, neck pain is the third most common cause of chronic pain. Over time, chronic neck pain can impact your life, affect your comfort on a day to day level, and make you feel high levels of pain while doing activities of daily life or trying to get your job done.
Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can be caused by numerous day to day activities, from sleeping in an uncomfortable position, to straining your neck while driving. Poor posture or obesity can bring your spine into misalignment and strain your neck. You can also experience neck pain from a sports injury, auto accident, or other mishap.
While painkillers can provide immediate relief, they mask the pain you experience. Your doctor may recommend that you rest and ice your neck. While this can alleviate pain, it does not address the underlying cause of neck pain. Until you do this, you remain at risk for experiencing neck pain.
How Chiropractors Can Help?
Chiropractors have a comprehensive understanding of the spinal vertebrae and how the muscles of the back, shoulders, and neck work together. Our chiropractors will perform a series of cervical manipulations that push the vertebrae in your neck back into the proper alignment.
Chiropractic treatment is holistic, so we will also look at other aspects of your life that may be causing pain. For example, we can demonstrate neck stretching exercises or help you make lifestyle changes to decrease obesity and find lasting relief from pain associated with excess weight.
When all the pieces are properly lined up, we hope that you will no longer experience pain caused by inflammation and misalignment. You should be able to move your neck easier and without experiencing pain or strain. You will be able to experience how good it feels to move and not feel pain when you seek chiropractic treatment for neck pain!
Do you or have you ever suffered from neck pain? If so have you or would you seek chiropractic treatment for this pain?