Chiropractic Care Can Help Relieve Neck Pain
People experiencing neck pain often turn to chiropractic care for help and relief. Many people find the source of their pain is relieved rather than covering it up with drugs.
Neck pain can start in many ways. Some people hurt their neck in a car accident or a fall. Others get neck pain from sleeping awkwardly or from prolonged desk work.
People with neck pain often have a diminished ability to turn their head right or left or look up or down. The muscles in the neck and upper back can tighten or spasm and restrict normal mobility.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose the cause of your neck problem and to treat the underlying cause safely and effectively.
Chiropractic neck adjustments, called cervical manipulations, loosen up the joints of the cervical vertebrae in the neck. This adjustment can reduce the pain caused by pinched nerves and muscle spasms. If you suffer from neck pain, the relief after a neck adjustment is immense!
Addressing the Source
Neck adjustments are used to fix the source of the neck pain rather than just treat the symptoms. This no-drug, no-surgery approach to health care is often what people are looking for. In addition to neck adjustments, because each patient is unique, a chiropractor may also employ different treatments to address the source of your neck pain. They may use gentle muscle relaxation and/or stimulation which consists of gentle stretches to the muscle that has excessive tension.
Gel ice packs, wrapped in towels, and applied to the affected area is called cryotherapy. This therapy helps reduce swelling and pain.
If you are experiencing neck pain, don’t suffer any longer! Schedule an appointment with one of our fantastic doctors! Call our office at (595) 889-3280.