Chiropractic care is an alternative, non-surgical and medication free solution for those who are suffering with neck pain and other symptoms. There are several types of chiropractic neck pain treatment choices depending on the type of injury. Some of these injuries may be:
- Spinal injuries
- Disc injuries that do not need surgery
- Neck sprains
How Is Neck Pain Diagnosed?
The chiropractor will not only evaluate your neck during the examination, he or she will also exam your entire spine including the lumbar and thoracic regions. These areas may be affected too. This type of chiropractic neck pain treatment falls in line with the alternative way chiropractors treat their patients.
They believe in treating the entire person, not just the person’s symptoms. This means that patients may also be educated on proper nutrition, how to manage stress and their lifestyle goals with the addition of pain management.
Before the chiropractor decides how to treat your pain, you will undergo a more thorough exam in order to diagnose the exact cause of the neck pain. The chiropractor will determine if there is any part of your spine that may be causing a restriction in neck movement.
The chiropractor will also ask you to walk in order to inspect your posture and body mechanics. However, if you have a condition that the Chiropractor believes will be better treated by surgery; you may be referred to a surgeon.
Neck Pain Treatments
Your chiropractor may decide to use a variety of treatments such as spinal adjustments, massage or other techniques as part of their plan to treat your neck pain. Some of these chiropractic therapies and techniques include:
- Therapeutic massage
- Joint stretching
- Specific spinal adjustments
- Low frequency electrical stimulation
Although all of these techniques and treatments can be effective, symptoms can quickly return if the patient continues to have poor posture. If you use a computer or sit for long periods of time, it may be recommended that you make adjustments to your desk or computer station.
Chiropractic neck pain treatment can provide you with the alternative you need if you are looking to avoid surgery and prescription medication. Regular chiropractic treatment can also help to prevent a reoccurrence of the pain.
Have a question about neck pain? Need alternative neck pain treatment options? Contact us to schedule an appointment.