Neck pain is a common health complaint. A popular response to neck pain is taking drugs to cover up the problem (aspirin, pain pills) or treating its symptoms (muscle relaxers, massage, heating pad).
But neck pain isn’t caused by a lack of aspirin or drugs!
The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to locate its underlying cause. This begins with a complete case history and thorough examination. Special attention is given to the structure and function of the spine, and its affect on the nervous system.
Is the proper spinal curve present? Are the nerve openings between each pair of spinal bones free and clear? Are the shoulders level? These and other considerations are used to create a plan of specific chiropractic adjustments to help improve the motion and position of spinal vertebrae.
With improved structure and function, neck pain often diminishes or totally disappears-without addictive drugs or harmful side effects!
A study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that patients who received chiropractic care reported significant improvement in their neck function and a reduction in their neck pain whereas those taking pain killers did not. Remember neck pain isn’t caused by a lack of aspirin or drugs!
Is it hard to look over your shoulder? Is there a constant pulling or throbbing pain in your neck? Do you notice a “grinding” sound as you turn your head? What is it that is causing your problem?
If you suffer from neck pain and experience those symptoms listed up above, please contact us for a thorough history and examination we would love to find out if chiropractic could help you!