Chiropractic Care Can Treat Neck Pain
At some point, we have all complained of a stiff neck that hurts when we try to turn. This discomfort can be caused by a wide range of factors such as bad sleeping posture, tiredness, sitting for too long, or other muscle-related conditions.
The Neck Is Susceptible to Injuries
The neck, scientifically known as the cervical spine, acts as a bridge between your torso and head. It is made up of seven vertebrae that are supported by ligaments and muscles to help aid head motion. The neck has many soft tissues that help in turning and motion which makes it vulnerable to injuries. Neck pain usually ranges from a mild, dull ache to debilitating and excruciating pain.
Neck pain can be a sign of a critical health condition, especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms. In this case, you may need to see a chiropractor for an evaluation and neck pain treatment. If you live in or around Cocoa, Cocoa Chiropractic Center will examine your neck and provide personalized treatment.
The Common Causes of Neck Pain
The flexibility of the neck makes it more susceptible to injuries and pain.
- Injuries as a result of an accident: Sudden force on the head or neck can cause injuries to multiple tissues of the head and neck. The muscles will react by tightening, which causes fatigue that results in stiffness and pain.
- Degenerative disc: This disease causes the reduction of height and elasticity of the intervertebral discs. With time, a disc may herniate or bulge, causing numbness and tingling pain that runs from the neck into the arms.
- Daily activities: Our lifestyle plays a significant role in neck pain. Activities such as poor neck posture, obesity, bad sleeping styles, and weak abdominal muscles can cause both chronic and acute neck pain. This may, in turn, force the neck to bend forward to counter the stress. Emotional tension or pressure can also cause the muscles to contract and tighten.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
If you suspect that you have an injured neck, it is essential to see a chiropractor who will perform both neurological and physical exams to determine the source of your pain. Chiropractic care involves non-invasive and drug-free neck treatment plans. At Cocoa Chiropractic Center, we offer a customized neck pain treatment plan depending on the severity of the injury or pain. We may need to administer several combined therapies to provide pain relief and restoration. Call us today at (321) 636-6090 to schedule an appointment.