Neck pain can make the simplest movements difficult and can lead to headaches, or worse, immobility. Understanding the root of your neck pain is a necessary step towards recovery, and chiropractic care focuses on exactly that. Chiropractors understand the source of the pain and how the different parts of the body work together.
Although it may seem like a small area, the neck is comprised of structures that do the important job of holding your head up. The small size of the vertebrae of the neck allows for a lot of mobility, but can also make the neck more vulnerable to injury and pain.
Common causes of neck pain include:
- Whiplash injuries
- Joint Issues
- Sleeping Position
- Poor Posture
- Muscle Strains and Pulls
Most of these issues are caused by, or impact, the alignment of the spine. Because every nerve in the body has its root in the spinal column, issues that have their source at the neck can have a major impact throughout every system in your body.
Common signs of chronic neck pain include headaches, tingling and weakness in the arms that sometimes radiates into the hands and fingers, and tenderness. If you are experiencing neck pain, it is important to seek treatment sooner rather than later before other problems occur.
Why Chiropractic Care?
While prescription medications may work in the short-term, chiropractic adjustments bring instant relief and restore long-term health to the neck and the entire body. Conventional methods like prescription drugs only mask neck pain for a short time. Chiropractic care, however, treats neck pain at the source. Neck pain is a spine-related issue, so by getting a chiropractic adjustment, you are correcting neck pain by treating the source.