How to fix chronic neck pain at your local chiropractor
Many people experiencing neck pain usually turn to chiropractors for help. Chiropractic care can help reduce neck pain and any related symptoms. Neck pain can range from being minor to excruciating and debilitating. It can also interfere with a person’s daily activities. Neck pain is often classified as chronic when it persists or recurs regularly for at least 3 months.
Causes of neck pain
Neck pain can have a variety of causes. Many people experience neck pain due to injuries and accidents. An abrupt forced movement of the neck or head in any direction and the resulting rebound in the opposite direction is referred to as whiplash. The abrupt motion injures both the surrounding and supporting tissues of the head and neck. The muscles react by contracting and tightening, which creates muscle fatigue and can result in pain and stiffness. The most common cause of whiplash is car accidents.
Obesity, poor posture, and weak abdominal muscles usually disrupt spinal balance. This causes the neck to bend forward in order to compensate. Stress and emotional tension can end up causing the muscles to tighten and contract, which results in pain and stiffness. Postural stress might contribute to chronic neck pain and the symptoms may extend into the arms and upper back. Many people also suffer from neck pain and discomfort because of sleeping wrong.
A neck adjustment also referred to as cervical manipulation, can help with neck pain. This procedure is applied to the neck’s joints, often by hand during a visit to a Chiropractor. Neck adjustments can help improve the spine’s mobility, restore range of motion, and to increase the movement of the adjoining muscles. This procedure helps in the reduction of pain, stiffness, and soreness and people also notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head. Based on a review of scientific literature, many patients experiencing chronic neck pain can benefit from chiropractic spinal manipulation. Some chiropractic care treatments can also be recommended for chronic pain caused by a neck pain or back pain condition, like a herniated disc.
A person experiencing neck pain can benefit from visiting a local Pacific Beach, San Diego chiropractor. Some health benefits of chiropractic care include reduced pain and discomfort, improved range of motion, and improved flexibility. The right treatment option or plan will be determined by an individual’s condition and needs.
At Personalized Chiropractic, we care about our clients’ health first and foremost. We focus on a holistic approach to wellness, helping our clients in the San Diego area to not simply treat symptoms, but rather to treat the root cause of their ailments. There are many options out there when deciding on yours and your family’s health care. Pacific Beach Chiropractor Dr. Ryan Curda would like to help you make an educated and informed decision. Call Personalized Chiropractic for any questions you may have regarding Chiropractic Care, your particular health concern, and the options available to you.
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