Can Chiropractic Correct my Neck Pain?
Neck pain can be anything from minor, fast-healing to excruciating and deteriorating. When it comes alongside other symptoms, this could be a sign of bigger underlying problems, and you should have your neck examined.
Neck pain usually occurs when the joints, muscles, and ligaments become irritated. The common symptoms are:
Stiff neck or difficulty in turning the neck around
Excruciating pain, starting from the neck to shoulders, arms, fingers and head.
Neck pain is often caused by abnormal sleeping posture, poor posture at work, injuries sustained during falls, sitting too long at a desk, old age, growth abnormalities and in some cases, infections and other medical conditions.
Neck pain can be managed with prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, surgery or alternative practices such as chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care involves a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive treatment referred to as a chiropractic adjustment. This mode of treatment reduces joint restriction in the spine and other joints in the body to improve joint mobility and system function.
Chiropractic care has been proven to be effective in reducing inflammation, pain and discomfort, as well as improve flexibility, mobility and body activity.
Chiropractors usually recommend different treatments ranging from gentle spinal adjustments, dry needling, muscle release techniques, stimulation and therapeutic exercises to ease your discomfort. Many people respond well to these treatments, improving faster when compared to other treatment options.
More than 55% of neck pain patients experience relief after two weeks of chiropractic care. In cases where the neck pain has gone on for longer (months to years), 75% of patients testify to significant relief from excruciating pain after only three months of treatment.
Cervical manipulation helps to ease pain in the neck area that is often the result of joint restrictions, or tight neck joints. This method, employed by chiropractors, is the best option in treating neck pain because instead of attacking the symptoms, chiropractic care fixes the source of the pain without drugs or surgery (both of which have side effects).
When it comes to neck pain, chiropractic care ticks all the positive boxes to effectively manage it. A chiropractic adjustment is intended to loosen up the cervical vertebrae joints in the neck, and this reduces the pain caused by pinched nerves and muscle spasms. So if you are suffering from chronic neck pain, you should reach out to a chiropractor for a lasting solution. You’ll be glad you did!