Neck Pain and Chiropractic Treatment
Do you ever experience pain in your neck that makes it difficult to move your head? If so, you're not alone. Neck pain is a common problem caused by various factors, including poor posture, injury, and tension. However, different chiropractic neck pain treatments are available with us at The Spine Doc in Birmingham, AL, to help relieve your neck pain and improve posture.
What Is Neck Pain?
Neck pain is a common problem in any part of the neck, including the cervical spine, trapezius muscles, and scalene muscles.
Symptoms of Neck Pain
Symptoms of neck pain can vary depending on the cause but may include:
- Pain in the neck area
- Difficulty moving your head
- Stiffness in the neck
- Tension headaches
Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can result from many factors, and some have more severe effects than others. They may include:
Overuse or injury to the muscles and ligaments in the neck can lead to pain and stiffness. Activities that require repetitive movements of the head or neck, such as looking down at a work desk for long periods or bending your head to look up at something, can lead to neck muscle strains.
A sudden force or impact to the head or neck can cause injuries such as whiplash, leading to pain, stiffness, and headaches.
If a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated, it can cause pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness. This compression type can be caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine.
Diseases and Conditions
Certain diseases and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spine stenosis, and tumors can cause neck pain.
With age, the joints in the cervical spine may become worn and lead to pain and stiffness.
Chiropractic Treatment Options for Neck Pain
Chiropractic care is a conservative, drug-free treatment option for neck pain. It involves our chiropractor adjusting and manipulating the spine to relieve tension and improve neck mobility. Other techniques may include:
Ice and Heat Therapy
Ice and heat therapy involves using cold or hot packs on the neck to help relieve pain and inflammation.
Massage therapy is an ideal hands-on neck pain treatment where the chiropractor will massage the muscles and tissues in the neck to help relieve tension and pain.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that involves inserting thin needles into the skin at specific points to help promote healing.
Exercises and Stretches
Our chiropractor may also recommend exercises and stretches to do at home to help improve neck mobility and strength.
Visit Us Today for Neck Pain Treatment Options
If you are experiencing pain in your neck, call The Spine Doc in Birmingham, AL, at (205) 951-3330. We offer chiropractic care and a variety of treatments to help relieve your neck pain and improve your posture.