Chronic neck pain is more common than most people think. Many people, especially those with desk jobs, suffer from some level of chronic neck pain, and lasting relief is out of reach.
This doesn’t have to be the case.
Because neck pain is so common, there are plenty of treatment options available to you, from medications to lifestyle changes.
However, when it comes to neck pain treatment, chiropractic care is one of the best options around.
Most neck pain begins as minor, but if left untreated, the pain will continue to increase, which could lead to it spreading to other parts of your skeletal system. The stress on your cervical spine can affect joint health throughout the rest of your body which could then require more severe treatment.
Furthermore, if the cause of the pain is not appropriately treated, the symptoms will frequently return.
At Lakes Chiropractic & Wellness, our goal is to treat not only your neck pain but also the cause of it and to help ensure it doesn’t return.
Neck pain can be caused by a multitude of things.
Car accidents, whiplash, falls, and other accidents are common causes of sudden and severe neck pain.
Likewise, minor neck pains that grow into chronic ones can come from poor posture when you are sleeping, sitting, or standing, carrying heavy items regularly like purses or backpacks, and degenerative disorders like osteoarthritis.
A common cause of neck pain these days that many people don’t realize is “text neck.” Constantly staring down at your phone or computer instead of holding your head up puts a significant strain on the back of your neck.
Whether your neck pain is caused by a sudden traumatic event or longtime wear and tear, chiropractic adjustments can be the fix.
A neck pain chiropractor will treat your immediate pain symptoms and will also help you improve your bad habits at home, so your neck pain stays away.
But chiropractic care is about more than the treatment you receive at the office.
It’s about giving you the tools to improve your well-being at home. That means educating you about proper posture, stretching and exercise techniques, and more.
These lifestyle changes will ensure that your neck pain relief is long lasting.
No matter what caused your neck pain or how long you’ve been suffering, schedule an appointment to see us so we can get you on the road to wellness.
Letting neck pain go untreated could lead to more advanced issues in your back, head, and jaw.
Chiropractic is a holistic healthcare practice, meaning we treat your pain from the inside out.
We will diagnose your neck pain through a physical exam and determine the best course of treatment for you.
The goal of chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulations is to realign your musculoskeletal system so that your nervous system functions properly and your body will then be able to heal itself.
The neck is a very sensitive area, so the chiropractic treatments you receive will be equally gentle but still effective. We use many practices for neck pain treatment, like medical massage, gentle thrusting techniques, flexion distraction, and more.
Chiropractic neck treatments have many benefits including: