Neck Pain and Chiropractic Care
We can all agree that neck pain can make our everyday lives very difficult. This unpleasant symptom can occur for many reasons and usually resolves on its own in a short time. However, in worse cases neck pain may last for days (or even weeks and months), occur repeatedly, or lead to other symptoms (headache, difficulties in concentration) as well.
Luckily, it is possible to relieve your neck pain effectively with the help of chiropractic care. Today we will talk about what the main causes of neck pain are and how professionals can help you decrease your pain.
Why You May Experience Neck Pain
When it comes to neck pain, one of the most important things is to discover what is actually causing the pain. In general, there are many possible causes, such as:
- Injuries: Maybe you have fallen, lifted something heavy, or had a car accident before you experienced the pain in your neck.
- Poor posture: If you have poor posture while you are standing, sitting, or sleeping, it can cause spine misalignment and muscle strain- leading to neck pain.
- Spine degeneration: Spine degeneration is a common underlying issue amongst the elderly, but can be caused by injuries or neck misalignment too.
- Diseases: Some underlying health conditions can result in neck pain, for example, rheumatoid arthritis or meningitis.
How to Address Neck Pain
Interestingly, when your cervical spine is not aligned, it can cause neck pain as the misalignment disrupts the flow of nerve energy. This is why spine misalignment is one of the most common underlying causes of neck pain. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to detect misalignment in the spine (except in severe cases). You may need the expertise of a spine professional to assess your spine.
The best is to seek the help of a chiropractor certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP). These professionals received special training to recognize and treat any underlying issues in your spine that can be responsible for your pain and dysfunction. During the chiropractic treatment sessions, your chiropractor will work on restoring any spine misalignment first. Then, they can recommend additional treatment options to help your recovery, and reduce the likelihood of future health issues.
Please keep in mind that if your symptoms are sudden, severe or you experience other health issues (mostly neurological ones) as well, you should consult a health professional right away.
Look for Chiropractic Guidance
Chiropractic care offers sustainable, non-invasive treatment options for neck pain relief. Therefore, it may be a good idea to look for chiropractic guidance in your area. Dr. Justin Scott at the StrongLife Chiropractic and Physical Therapy in Lithia, FL is CBP certified and will do his best to help you live your life without pain. Get in touch with their office today and discuss how they can improve your spine health and reduce your pain.