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Chiropractic Treatment For Neck Pain
Neck pain is a common concern for many individuals today. Depending on the underlying cause, the pain experienced might be acute or chronic. We offer the best chiropractic treatment for neck pain in High Springs, Florida.
While neck pain has been linked to a variety of causes, today’s sedentary lifestyle, which involves sitting in front of a computer monitor for hours each day, has led to an overwhelming increase in the number of reported cases.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Your neck is considered to be highly susceptible to injury and pain due to its flexible nature. Also referred to as the cervical spine, the neck is made up of seven small vertebrae starting from the bottom of the skull. The entire weight of the head, an estimated 12 pounds, rests entirely on this small and fragile structure of bones.
Any activity that affects the biomechanics of the neck can cause neck pain. Some of the common causes of neck pain include normal wear and tear, aging, accidents, blows, falls, poor posture, repetitive motions, osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis and extended sitting among others.
To come up with the right chiropractic treatment plan for your neck pain, our chiropractor will start with a diagnosis of the underlying cause.
Chiropractic Diagnosis For Neck Pain
Our chiropractic specialist will conduct a variety of exams to identify the source of your pain as well as the cause. They will start by asking you questions relating to the pain, your lifestyle and any remedies that you might have tried and so forth.
Neurological and physical exams will also be conducted to find out more about the neck pain. During these exams the doctor will feel your neck and spine for muscle spasms, observe your posture, reflexes, muscle strength etc, all in a bid to uncover the nature of the pain as well as how far it travels.
Additional medical tests, such as MRIs and X-rays might be needed to gather more relevant information on your condition.
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Chiropractic Treatment Methods For Neck Pain
Once the chiropractor is certain of what is causing the neck pain, they can devise an effective treatment plan.
A cervical manipulation, or neck adjustment, is the most common, and effective, chiropractic method used to treat neck pain. In this procedure, our chiropractic specialist uses their hands to apply focused pressure on the joints in the neck to relieve any built up pressure, associated pain/discomfort and reduce stiffness.
Overall, a cervical manipulation helps enhance mobility of the spine, restore the normal range of motion and even improves motion of nearby muscles.
Other chiropractic treatment approaches such as rehabilitative exercises and mobilization massages, may be included in your overall treatment plan to achieve the best results.
If you experience neck pain, or stiffness, which does not go away after a few days, it is recommended that you see a qualified chiropractic specialist for a full, drug free recovery.
Book an appointment with Dr Jack’s Chiropractic today to receive the best chiropractic treatment for neck pain.