Neck pain is an ailment that unfortunately is quite common. This pain can cause a person to miss days from work or school, have problems getting a good night’s sleep and can prevent him or her from taking part in simple daily activities. Chiropractic therapy for neck pain can not only identify the reason for the pain, it can also help resolve the issue. Once the issue has been corrected, the pain is alleviated and the person has better overall health.
What Causes Neck Pain?
The causes for neck pain vary. Aging, arthritis, normal wear and tear, herniated discs, degenerative discs and poor posture are just some of the reasons why a person may experience neck pain. Direct injuries resulting from an accident can also result in a neck that is painful and stiff.
The pain that is felt in the neck can also radiate into other areas of the body such as the shoulders, arms, head and hands. It is not unusual for neck pain to mimic other types of ailments like carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic therapy for neck pain will allow the neck to heal from any underlying issues that are causing the pain.
How Chiropractors Test For Neck Pain
If the pain has not gone away on its own after a day or two, you will need to seek the services of a knowledgeable chiropractor. The chiropractor will assess the area where you are feeling the pain, will ask you questions and order tests. These tests can include x-rays and MRIs. The results of these tests will determine whether the pain is caused by pinched nerves, bone spurs or pressed nerves.
How Neck Pain Is Treated
A neck that is strained can be treated at home. However, recurring pain should only be treated by a chiropractor. The chiropractor may order adjustments, ice therapy or heat therapy. Patients may experience short term relief by wearing a neck brace.
Chiropractic therapy for neck pain uses foundational principles to treat neck pain, diseases and other health conditions. This type of therapy also helps to spread a sense of wellness throughout the body that helps to boost the body’s immune system.
Dr. Renee White offers hands on treatment, personalized treatment for neck pain. Contact her office today to schedule an appointment.