Neck pain can range from a mild annoyance to a debilitating, life-long condition. Stiffness, pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling down the shoulders and arms are all signs of dysfunction of the cervical spine. Some common causes of neck pain include:
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Facet Encroachment
- Dural Sleeve Adhesions
- Strained Muscle
- Ligament Sprain or Whiplash Injury
- Sports Injuries
- Disc Herniation
- Forward Head Posture
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Treat Neck Pain?
We have a variety of techniques and treatment options for neck pain. Depending on the cause and duration of your pain, we may recommend chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage, home exercises, or lifestyle modifications. Chiropractic adjustments are used to restore proper spinal alignment and relieve muscular tension. Chiropractic adjustments are great for a variety of conditions that cause neck pain, but are especially effective for neck pain with stiffness or limited range of motion. Restoring proper alignment and motion of each individual joint in your neck results in a tremendous increase of function and motion through the entire neck. Depending on your condition, we may also utilize in-office therapies such as electrical muscle stimulation or therapeutic ultrasound. We may also utilize passive therapies such as Kinesiotape or prescribe rehabilitative neck exercises for you to perform at home. Home exercises are important for continued improvement of your range of motion and strength, resulting in long-lasting improvement of your condition.