Neck Pain Relief
Chiropractic Can Relieve Your Neck Pain!
Your neck is subject to physical and emotional stress every day, and that can spell PAIN later on! Join the millions of people who are now pain-free because of chiropractic care. Choose chiropractic and eliminate your neck pain!
A Real "Pain In The Neck"
Pain is a signal that something is wrong. It's your body's way of telling you that you need help!
The stress of day-to-day living is difficult enough. But when you're in pain, life can be unbearable! That's why it's important to take care of yourself.
"Chiropractors are specially trained to deal with pain of spinal origin."
If you suffer from neck pain or stiffness, you should seek professional chiropractic care. Chiropractors are specially trained to deal with pain related to spinal problems. And chiropractic has been scientifically proven to relieve neck pain!
Your "Vulnerable" Neck
Your neck is a delicate balance of muscles, ligaments, nerves, and vertebrae. Your neck or cervical spine consists of 7 vertebrae separated by cushiony discs at the top of your spine. Each day, your neck is subjected to all sorts of forces that can upset this delicate balance, leaving it vulnerable to injury and degeneration!
If any of your neck's vertebrae get out of alignment, that can mean pain and dysfunction! If not taken care of properly, these "vertebral misalignments," or subluxations, could lead to other problems down the road.
That's why chiropractors specialize in removing subluxations through spinal adjustments, restoring function and erasing your pain! Chiropractors are also specially trained to help slow down the effects of everyday wear and tear and degeneration.
Why suffer needless pain? Put an end to your neck pain with chiropractic!
It's A Serious Problem!
Your neck performs a delicate balancing act every day. As funny as it may sound, just by holding up your head, your neck balances the equivalent of a 10-pound ball on the end of a stick! That's hard work!
Not only does your neck have the difficult job of balancing your heavy head, it also houses vital blood vessels and nerves, along with the thyroid glands, the larynx, the esophagus, the trachea, the brainstem, the spinal cord, and the spinal column!
Any neck injury must be taken seriously and closely evaluated. Even "minor" injuries can cause "major" problems when it comes to your neck.
Unfortunately, traditional methods of treating neck pain don't always get to the root of the problem. You may have been told before that you should "take two aspirin" and take it easy for awhile.
However, resting your neck can actually cause further injury to your neck because your muscles begin to deteriorate when you don't use them. By taking harmful drugs or "babying" your neck, you may actually be making your neck problem worse!
What Chiropractic Can Do For You...
Chiropractic takes an active approach toward ending your neck pain. Rather than just giving you pain relievers to treat your symptoms, we can find and correct the cause of your pain.
You may be suffering neck pain as a result of a "whiplash" injury from an automobile accident or fall. Or, you may complain of pain in your neck from sitting in front of a computer all day, lifting heavy objects, or even picking up a child!
Chiropractic adjustments can restore proper function to the vertebrae, muscles, and ligaments in your neck. We may also recommend exercises that you can do at home to strengthen your muscles and restore normal range of motion to your neck.
Your neck pain could also be the result of referred pain. This occurs when stress on your nervous system or degeneration of your tissues produces pain in another area.
With gentle chiropractic adjustments, we can eliminate interference from subluxations and degeneration along your spine, and restore proper nerve flow. Whatever the cause, chiropractic is serious care for a serious problem.
Scientifically Proven Relief!
Studies have shown that chiropractic is safe and effective care for your neck pain. One study, funded by the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company, found that chiropractic is a safer approach to neck pain than prescribing pain-killing medication, which can have dangerous side effects.
Another study, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 1995, found chiropractic to be more effective than using acetaminophen (aspirin or Tylenol). Patients who received chiropractic care reported significant improvement in their neck pain and neck function than those patients taking aspirin or Tylenol. Chiropractic patients had better strength and range of motion after treatment as well.
The results are in! Chiropractic is a proven relief for your neck pain.
Have you ever awoken in the morning and felt neck stiffness or pain? Have you ever finished some type of physical activity and just didn't feel comfortable in your neck? How about backing up your car, and you can't seem to turn your neck far enough to see behind you? These are all typical symptoms of neck problems that are caused by misalignments of the spinal segments in the upper back and neck. Why does it happen you might ask? The neck or cervical spine, as it is called, is comprised of seven vertebrae. Surrounding these vertebrae are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. If the vertebrae is pushed out of place by poor posture, accidents or falls, or overuse, the muscles and tendons will be forced to stretch too far. This can cause pain and discomfort. Also, this action of the connective tissue can force the spinal segments out of place, putting pressure on the spinal nerves. This whole syndrome can be very uncomfortable, and until the spine and connective tissues are helped back into their normal positions, the pain usually does not go away.
Your health history will be discussed with you to find out why this condition has occurred. A physical examination of the appropriate regions will be performed, along with any necessary spinal xrays. While patients understandably want results as quickly as possible, these tests are needed to help us fully understand their problem so the most effective and efficient treatment can be given. The results of these tests will be given as quickly as possible. At that time, patients will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have.
Some patients who have very mild occurrences of this symptom may actually get away with no treatment at all. After a few days the pain just seems to go away. This is not that uncommon, AT FIRST. Unfortunately, it has been my experience that unless the mobility of the spine is restored, this symptom will continue to return. And, usually each time it returns, it is worse than before. The appropriate treatment for this type of symptom, in most cases, includes chiropractic adjustments of the spine, along with certain types of physical therapy. The chiropractic adjustments help restore normal spinal motion, while the physical therapy helps alleviate muscle tightness or spasms. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the condition, how often you have had the condition in the past, your age, and your normal activity level. Your treatment will be customized to your specific situation so that your results will be the quickest and longest lasting.