Neck pain is one of the most common reasons for a patient to visit a chiropractor. There are many causes and conditions related to neck pain. Your neck pain may by acute or chronic. It may have been caused by a car accident, poor posture, or sleeping wrong. Your neck pain may be the cause of your headaches. It may be causing pain and numbness down your arm. Your pain may be sharp or dull. Many patients complain of incredible tension that radiates to the top of their shoulders. Neck pain is hard to live with.
At Classic Chiropractic we have 20 years of experience treating neck pain. Our approach is to determine through a detailed history and examination what type of neck pain you have and how we can best help. Your spine is a series of bones (vertebrae) one on top of the other. These bones are cushioned by discs and joints and attached by ligaments and muscles. The spine houses your spinal cord and at every level spinal nerves exit between spaces maintained by your discs. Chiropractors are primarily seeking to locate and correct misaligned vertebrae. When a vertebrae or commonly a series of vertebrae misalign it will often cause discomfort in the joints and muscles. Chiropractors are seeking to keep your spine in the best possible alignment, relieving pressure and pain and allowing your body to heal properly from whatever injury ails you.
Once the misalignment is detected we correct it through what is commonly called a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation. We often also incorporate other treatments such as kinesio taping, cryotherapy, and stretching and muscle building exercises. It is also common to incorporate massage therapy.
This is just a brief overview. We would be happy to answer any questions you have concerning your pain and how we might help. Don't hesitate to contact us.