FAQ: Neck Pain Chiropractic Treatments
Neck pain can stem from a variety of causes, ranging from accidents and past injuries, to chronic health conditions such as osteoarthritis or degenerative disc diseases. Throughout the day and night we rely on the cervical spine, for more than we realize and due to the wide range of motion, the neck is more susceptible to pain when injured. Chiropractic treatment techniques are a minimally invasive option for anyone who needs relief from their neck pain.
Below we will answer questions frequently asked by those who are researching chiropractic treatment for their neck pain related issues.
What are the most common causes of neck pain?
- Aging – over time, parts of your cervical spine can wear, deteriorate, or degenerate. Degenerative conditions such as Osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis are commonly associated with aging and can cause neck pain.
- Strain – Repetitive motion, overuse and strenuous activity can lead to someone experiencing neck pain. Additionally, bad posture, weak muscular structure can contribute to painful neck conditions.
- Injury – Damage to the cervical spine or surrounding muscles can lead to long term pain and. Whiplash is a painful neck injury commonly sustained by those who are in car accidents.
- Health conditions – Meningitis, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer may also come with symptoms such as neck pain.
What chiropractic treatments are commonly used for neck pain?
- Cervical spinal manipulation – a rapid therapeutic movement intended to provide relief from neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders.
- Cervical spinal mobilization – Therapeutic movement that involves gently moving the neck joints within a shorter, more tolerable range of motion.
- Cervical traction – A gentle decompression of the cervical spine that is intended to provide relief by creating more space between vertebrae of the neck.
- Manual traction – Similar to cervical traction, your chiropractor will gently move your head away from your cervical spine and may be combined with gentle lateral movements.
- Mechanical traction – Using a head harness while laying flat to slowly pull your head away from the cervical spine to decompress vertebrae.
When should I visit a chiropractor?
When you are experiencing neck pain, chiropractic should be one of your first considerations. Patients find that chiropractic care is a suitable minimally invasive alternative to surgery and medication. If you have neck pain, area residents should schedule a consultation with a Scottsdale, AZ neck pain chiropractor to learn more about neck pain specific treatment options.
Will an adjustment help me?
Chiropractic care uses manual methods to adjust the spine and various body joints. Adjustments can often help manage pain due to various conditions. The goal is to enhance movement and reduce discomfort. After receiving this therapy, many people feel a greater sense of ease and a general improvement in their physical health.
How do I find the right chiropractor for me?
Look for a chiropractor that is near to where you reside. After committing to a chiropractic treatment regimen, you will likely need to visit for regularly scheduled sessions over a set period of time. Seeing a local chiropractor will help make visiting your chiropractor easier to stick with and save you travel time.
Thanks to Woolston Wellness Center, P.C. for their expertise in chiropractic care for neck pain.
BY: Woolston Wellness Center