Many Americans suffer from frequent neck pain. Pain in the neck can be caused by many different factors such as injury, pulled muscles, or even something as simple as sitting in front of a computer for hours every day. Whatever the cause of your neck pain, there is no doubt that it can negatively affect your daily life. Have you tried seeing a chiropractor? Here’s how chiropractic can relieve your neck pain.
Get to the Root of the Problem
Chiropractic care is based on the principle that we should be treating the root cause of the problem, not just treating the symptoms. So instead of telling you to take pain pills or do a little stretching, your chiropractor will instead try to determine the cause of the pain. This will involve a consultation, x-rays, and a physical exam to identify the source of your pain.
A Treatment Plan Specific to Your Needs
Once your chiropractor has determined the root cause of your neck pain, they will develop a plan designed to treat your specific symptoms and needs. This will include neck adjustments, which are also called cervical manipulations. By using their hands, your chiropractor will apply precise pressure to the joints of the neck to improve the mobility of your cervical spine and restore range of motion. They also might recommend accompanying treatments like exercises or massage. Adjustments may be frequent at first, as much as several times a week, until your pain is less persistent or gone completely.
Headaches May be Related
If you frequently get headaches along with your neck pain, there is a high chance they’re related. Seeing your chiropractor for regular neck adjustments can help relieve your headaches as well.
If you suffer from chronic neck pain, come see the chiropractors at Posture Doc right away. Our goal is to help you live a pain-free life.