Have you ever work up with debilitating neck pain? Is neck pain a daily problem you face? It is estimated that 1 in 3 people experience neck pain at least once a year. If you find yourself constantly dealing with neck pain, it is beneficial to seek chiropractic treatment. Neck pain generally worsens with age and can worsen for individuals dealing with slipped discs and back pain.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain is one of the most common issues facing Americans due to lifestyles that center around technology. The average American will spend more than 10 hours a day staring or sitting in front of a screen. Without proper ergonomics, it is common for people to slouch, hunch, and constantly have the neck facing down. When the neck is not given a chance to rest and stretch and remains in the same position for hours on end, it causes additional strain on the spine, muscles, and nerves.
Neck Pain Symptoms
Are you experiencing soreness, stiffness, tenderness, and limited mobility of the neck? The above symptoms are commonly associated with neck pain. There are additional symptoms associated with neck pain, including;
- Sharp, stabbing pain
- Stiff neck and difficulty moving side to side
- Soreness and discomfort of the neck and shoulders
- Radiating pain in the shoulders or arms
- Numbness or weakness of the arms and fingers
- Problems gripping or lifting objects
- Constant aching pain in the neck, shoulders
Neck Pain Due to Accidents
Many people visit our Bountiful Chiropractic office following a car accident or sports-related injury. Accidents commonly lead to neck pain as the head is forcefully and quickly thrown in multiple directions. The rapid motion caused by an accident can lead to injuries of the neck and spine. Minor neck and shoulder pain will involve discomfort, stiffness, and soreness. In some cases, the pain can dissipate on its own in a few days. However, the pain can continue to get worse. If neck pain lasts for several days, we recommend chiropractic treatment to bring balance back to the neck and spine.
Neck Pain Caused By Stress
Lifestyle influences can lead to neck pain. Improper ergonomics in the workplace are commonly linked to neck pain. However, emotional stress can play a large role in neck pain. Fear, anger, and frustration are linked to neck pain as the muscles can tighten when an individual experiences these emotions. Chronic muscle spasms can start to occur, leading to headaches and other problems. Fortunately, at Elevate Wellness, we have found that chiropractic treatment of the neck will reduce these influences and calms the nerves. Many of our patients find relief from neck pain after their first adjustment as the nervous system no longer has interference.
Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain
Dr. Simmonds will perform chiropractic neck adjustments designed to loosen up the joints and reduce pain and inflammation. If the nerves are pinched or patients currently experience muscle spasms and strain, cervical manipulation will reduce this pain. Depending upon the severity of pain the patient is experiencing, patients can start feeling relief after their first visit. Some patients may need multiple adjustments to properly realign the spine and neck, reducing pressure on the nerves and bringing much-needed pain relief.
Don’t let neck pain ruin your life! Call Elevate Wellness Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation for safe, natural, and effective neck pain treatments.