Neck Pain Specialists
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain is caused by a wide variety of conditions and behaviors. The smaller and more delicate cervical vertebrae bear most of the weight of the human head and are significantly more mobile than other parts of the spine. As a result, the neck is often more prone to injuries or subluxations that cause localized and radiant pain. Patients may experience discs sliding slightly out of place, herniated discs, or injuries like sprains or whiplash. Often a patient’s day-to-day behavior, such as hunching over a desk or continually looking down at a smartphone or tablet, contributes to the pain.
When should I seek chiropractic care for neck pain?
First, there is no reason for any patient to live with pain or discomfort. Patients should make appointments with the compassionate and gifted doctors at Full of Life Chiropractic if they experience any discomfort. However, life often gets in the way of self-care, and many people put off treatments. If a patient experiences neck pain accompanied by numbness or tingling that extends down the arms and hands, a loss of strength, or symptoms like blurred vision or tinnitus, they should seek treatment as soon as possible. That said, many patients benefit from wellness care or corrective care treatments to ensure that the neck remains in the correct position, preventing any pain or discomfort in the future.
What’s “text neck”?
Text neck is the modern name for a condition called forward head syndrome. This condition causes the head to constantly be held in a slightly forward and downward tilting position. Text neck is caused by spending too much time looking down at a smartphone or not having the correct set up at a computer workstation. Eventually, the muscles hold this position, which puts significant strain on the cervical vertebrae and neck muscles and results in tightness and pain in the neck and upper back.
How does chiropractic care help neck pain?
The doctors at Full of Life Chiropractic offer a variety of chiropractic adjustments; massage treatments, and rehabilitative therapies to treat their patients with neck pain. After a thorough examination, which may include X-ray motion studies, the doctor performs careful and specific adjustments to the neck to release the subluxation and restore balance and alignment to the spine. Many patients experience immediate pain relief, although follow-up appointments may be necessary to ensure full healing and wellness.