Dealing with neck pain can be frustrating and even debilitating. Whether you’re dealing with minor discomfort or excruciating pain, the impact on normal daily activities can be significant. Neck pain can be acute, coming on suddenly and intensely, or chronic, lasting for weeks, months, or even years. It’s important to seek professional treatment if your neck pain lasts for more than a few weeks.
Prolonged neck pain limits the range of motion and is often the start of more severe issues like arm and hand numbness, arthritis, and sleep problems. Locating the root cause of neck pain is a necessary first step towards developing an effective treatment plan that offers immediate relief and long-term recovery.
Common Causes of Neck Pain:
There are a wide variety of things that can lead to neck pain. Some of the typical causes include:
Trauma, such as whiplash
Muscle strains and sprains
Repetitive stress injuries
Most of these issues are caused by, or impact, the spine's alignment. When muscles in the neck go into spasm, the spine gets pulled out of alignment. When the spine is misaligned, nerves become irritated and cause further tension and other systemic problems. Because every nerve in the body has its root in the spinal column, issues in the neck can begin to impact every other part of the body, so it is important not to ignore neck pain.
People often try to deal with neck pain using prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers. Pain relievers may offer some short-term relief, but the underlying issue remains. Over time, the area can become aggravated, and the pain returns. The longer the cause of neck pain is left unresolved, the more difficult it will be to correct. Chiropractic care is a non-surgical treatment option that can reduce neck pain and related symptoms.
The Bluffs Chiropractic & Family Wellness team are experts in the musculoskeletal system and can put people on the path to recovery without invasive medical treatments. Our natural solutions help eliminate pain safely and effectively, restoring function and mobility. We’ll help you learn techniques to keep your spine flexible and your muscles strong to prevent neck pain from recurring.
Chiropractic treatment addresses the structural cause of neck pain. Following a thorough chiropractic assessment to rule out other causes and find the source of the problem, we develop a personalized recovery program for each patient. Gentle adjustments to the spine can bring relief and restore long-term health to the neck and the entire body.
Through exercises, adjustments, massage, and other non-invasive techniques, we will get you out of pain and back to living your life. If neck pain and stiffness affect your quality of life, we can help. Reach out to our team today, and let's get started!