Neck pain can take away your quality of life, affect your job and create problems in the rest of your body. Our chiropractor in Palm Beach Gardens will provide you fast relief without drugs or risky surgery. It is a natural, proven way to treat the symptoms of neck pain. Call us today or just stop by. We accept walk-ins!
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Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain
Why is the neck so vulnerable to discomfort? Simple; it works hard. It moves more than any other part of the body and it has a complex structure: Your head weighs about 12 pounds or so, and it is supported by just seven small vertebrae (bones) and 32 muscles.
The vertebrae are connected to fibrous tissue called discs that can pinch or bulge. Add to this eight nerve bundles and four major arteries, and you can see how easy it is for something to go wrong.
Neck pain from disease and injury - A degenerative disc disease, a viral infection, swelling of the lymph glands and fibromyalgia can all cause severe discomfort. Injuries from contact sports or an auto accident can cause whiplash and herniated (bulging) discs.
Our chiropractor service treats many types of back pain, injuries and ailments. Call now and schedule your initial consultation.
Stress and strain - Most neck pain has "mechanical" causes - the things we do in our everyday lives. Anything that causes abnormal tension in the muscles can affect the cervical spine. Tension from stress is one cause, as it causes our shoulders to tighten and reduces blood flow to the muscles. A mattress that is too soft can cause stiffness that lasts throughout the day.
Work certainly contributes to it if you sit at a computer all day. The neck stays in an abnormal, strained position for long periods unless you have an ergonomically designed work station. Finally, poor posture is a common cause of neck muscle tension.
Symptoms of neck pain aren't just limited to one area. A cervical spine injury can cause discomfort in other parts of the body: the back, shoulders, face and arms. These are often the results of pinched or compressed nerves.
How Does Chiropractic Help Neck Pain?
Upper cervical chiropractic involves precise manipulation of the bones and joints, usually by hand. This usually restores range of motion and improves the ability to move. Our chiropractor will first check out the spine thoroughly and in some cases order x-rays, an MRI, a CAT scan or an EMG test to pinpoint the cause.
Our chiropractor also uses therapeutic massage and physical therapy to loosen tight muscles. If the problem is outside the scope of chiropractic adjustment, we will recommend that you see a physician. Surgery is usually recommended in only the most severe cases. Many medical associations are now recommending our type of care because it is conservative and low-cost, yet effective.
Does chiropractic work for neck pain? A review of clinical trials in the journal, Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found "high-quality evidence" that people with long-term cervical spine pain found significant relief after chiropractic adjustments. All of the patients studied showed relief long after treatment - none got worse or stayed the same.
If you need chiropractic care for your neck pain in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Jupiter or any nearby area, call us or stop by. Walk-ins are welcome!