Neck pain is one of the most common conditions that we see in our community. The most common cause for neck pain is repetitive stress associated with prolonged computer work. However, neck pain can also be caused by trauma, inflammation and sports injuries.
Symptoms can be acute or chronic. In acute neck pain, you may wake up not being able to move your neck or shoulder check on your drive to work. Chronic and slow onset neck pain often starts with the feeling of stiffness and tension and overtime can result in reduced mobility and range of motion.
Chiropractic adjustments for neck pain could help you during the treatment process with:
- Reduce and eliminate the feeling of stiffness and pressure.
- Help with tension headaches triggered by a stiff neck.
- Improve and Maintain the mobility and normal range of motion of the neck.
- Prevent flare up of acute episodes of neck pain.
- Provide advice and home care stretches to prevent the buildup of stiffness and pain.
Common symptoms of neck pain are stiffness, feeling of pressure or tightness, lack of mobility and reduced range of motion. In acute conditions, neck pain can also present as sharp pinching pain that may radiate pain into shoulders and even down the arm. If a nerve compression is involved, the arm can also have feelings of numbness and tingling but this is less common.
Headaches, especially tension headaches are often associated with neck stiffness and pain. High tension in the neck muscles and joints can be a contributing factor to headaches. Good news is this is easily treatable through chiropractic care and can be maintained with home care advice and stretches.
Neck pain can be due to trauma, inflammation, poor posture or repetitive overuse and strain of the neck muscles. Trauma is associated with a hit or a blow and is common with sports injuries. Repetitive overuse injuries are often observed in office workers or people working behind computers for long hours of time.
Trauma is often associated with acute onset of pain in the neck whereas repetitive overuse injuries are associated with chronic neck tightness and stiffness.
Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain Can Help Give You Relief
Chiropractic adjustments for neck pain is an extremely effective therapy and one of the top most common conditions that people seek chiropractic treatment.
Do not associate going to see a chiropractor with just having a “bone issue” or just getting “adjusted”. Chiropractors are licensed and trained musculoskeletal doctors with years of treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions and referring out for more serious conditions that require other medical attention.
At Fulcrum Therapy, we take our time asking you the appropriate questions to understand your pain and concerns, our thorough assessment will help us arrive at a correct diagnosis and an appropriate plan of care that may or may not include adjustments based on your condition and comfort levels.
Treatments can include a wide range of therapies such as soft tissue release, joint mobilizations and traction, all to help you live your life pain free and to regain charge of your health.
If you are in or near Coquitlam, BC and want to try our chiropractic services, book your initial assessment today and find out for yourself what our chiropractors can do for you. We look forward to meeting you.