The neck is a delicate, hard-working part of the body. It connects the body to the head, which makes it very prone to strains and damage. The neck contains seven vertebral bones, which all lead into the cervical spine and support your head, which weighs 10 pounds on average. Neck bones get support from a system of muscles, nerves, and tendons, and the bones are separated by vertebral discs, which extend into the upper back and spine. Neck pain is also a fairly common problem, with roughly two-thirds of the population dealing with it at some point.
People who experience neck pain regularly often turn to chiropractors for help. At Martin Family Chiropractic Centers, our patients not only find relief from pain, but chiropractic care also addresses the source of their chronic aches, twinges, and throbs.
What Can Cause Neck Pain?
Neck pain is often a common symptom of back problems, arthritis, and muscle strains. When a person has neck pain, it stems from discomfort in one of the structures of the neck. Neck pain is a result of a range of issues, including:
- Muscle strains and muscle spasms
- Infections of the neck
- Arthritis of the spine
- Herniated disk/pinched nerves
- Lack of support while sleeping
- Stress, anxiety, and tension
- Whiplash injuries from the car accident
How Can Chiropractors Help Neck Pain?
For neck pain, chiropractors use neck adjustments, called cervical manipulation. It is a precise technique applied to the joints of the neck, and helps improve the mobility of the spine and to reestablish range of motion. It also increases the movement of the adjoining muscles. Our patients have reported an improvement in their ability to turn and tilt the head. They also see a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness.
Of course, our chiropractors can help you to develop a care plan that combines more than one type of treatment based on your personal needs. In addition to manipulation, chiropractors can also provide patients with tips and techniques to help maintain care.
By restoring mobility in your joints, chiropractic care offers neck pain treatment that focuses on the source of the pain instead of the symptoms. This no-drug, no-surgery approach to pain relief could be the answer you’ve been searching for. Give Martin Family Chiropractic Centers a call today at (925) 681-0801.