Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain in Waterford, MI
We take our necks for granted, but they’re one of the most complex part of the spine and are responsible for carrying a 10-pound load – our heads – all day long. Technology has put an added strain on our necks. Consider how much time in a day we spend looking down at our smartphones, with our necks bent at an unnatural angle, or how we sit hunched at our computers. Neck pain can signal something serious such as a herniated disc, but the good news is chiropractic care, can reverse the misalignments that lead to neck pain, and relieve pain and discomfort.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain is one of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care – most of us have experienced neck pain at some point in our lives. But neck pain is not normal; it’s a signal that something is wrong. Neck pain can range in severity, from stiffness when trying to turn our heads from side to side, to radiating pain, to numbness and tingling. Because of the nerves that run through the neck, neck injuries often manifest themselves as pain and discomfort in other parts of the body such as the shoulders, arms, and hands.
Stress is a common cause of neck pain because it causes us to tense our shoulder muscles. Poor posture, particularly as we sit for long periods of time hunched over computers, or with our necks bent to look at our phones, causes neck pain. A poor sleeping position can lead to neck pain.
Neck pain can signal a myriad of problems, some of them very serious and potentially permanently debilitating. A herniated or compressed disc in the cervical spine of the neck can cause neck pain. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent nerve damage.
Car accidents can cause whiplash which is felt as neck pain, and sports injuries, especially in contact sports such as football and wrestling, can contribute to neck pain.
How to Treat Neck Pain?
Chiropractic treatment for neck pain will focus on gentle, non-invasive spinal adjustments and manipulation to correct the underlying causes of the pain and discomfort. Treatment will include massage, stretches and strength exercises to help reverse the misalignment.
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