Treating neck pain with chiropractic

For anyone who’s ever experienced neck pain, you know how debilitating and incapacitating it can be. According to surveys, 90% of people will experience neck pain at some stage in their lives. While the most common causes of neck pain are injuries and postural problems, diseases like arthritis and disc degeneration in the spine can also be serious causes of neck pain. Most episodes of acute neck pain are due to a muscle strain or other soft tissue sprain in the ligaments and tendons. This type of injury can be caused by a sudden force (such as from a car accident), or from straining the neck (such as a stiff neck from sleeping in the wrong position, or a strain from carrying a heavy suitcase).

The majority of neck pain episodes simply get better with time, and can be treated with non-surgical intervention. However, there are a few symptoms of neck pain that could be possible indications of a serious medical condition. Patients experiencing any of these symptoms should contact us directly to book a thorough medical examination and diagnosis of their particular case.

Symptoms of more serious causes of neck pain

Weakness or pins and needles in the arms or loss of feeling and coordination in the legs – These symptoms could indicate nerve damage in the spine, neck, or elsewhere in the body. Sustained or increasing pain accompanied by lack of appetite, unplanned weight loss, nausea and vomiting, or fever/chills/shakes – If symptoms such as these accompany neck pain, they could indicate a spinal tumour or infection.

Chiropractic treatment offers a unique and effective approach to a wide range of neck problems. The doctors at Live Well Chiropractic apply adjustments that are a precise, and gentle form of therapy with the aim of returning motion to restricted spinal joints and improving the overall mechanics of the spine to enhance the nerve function and blood flow to the area.

To find out more about how our team can help you diagnose and treat your neck pain,

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