Suffering from moderate to acute neck pain is one of the most frequent reasons people make trips to their primary care doctors. If you have a pain in the neck the chiropractor in Paradise Valley, AZ Chiropractic, can help you fix the root of your problem. Neck muscles can be strained from a number of things, including arthritis, whiplash, obesity, degenerative disc disease, muscle strain, repetitive movement, normal aging, and every day wear and tear. Pinched nerves and herniated cervical discs also cause neck pain and may be accompanied by numbness or tingling in the arms and/or hands. Even extended sitting, like leaning into your computer at work or hunching over your workbench at home can lead to poor posture, causing your neck to hurt.
The neck, also known as the cervical spine, can move your head in nearly every direction, but this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury. Research published in The Annals of Internal Medicine found that chiropractic care, or even simple exercises, were better at reducing neck pain than taking medications. And in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, researchers reviewed several previously published trials and found “high-quality evidence” that patients suffering from chronic neck pain showed significant reduction of pain following spinal manipulation.
When you have a pain in the neck, the chiropractor in Paradise Valley will ask a few questions before starting a program of care that may combine chiropractic adjustments, mobilization, massage, and/or rehabilitative exercises. A neck adjustment (or cervical manipulation) may be warranted after a thorough examination and review of your health history. A neck adjustment works to improve mobility and to restore range of motion, though it can also increase movement of the adjoining muscles, like the shoulders. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head, and a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness.
Neck pain is obviously a common complaint. If you would like more information on the treatments we offer for neck pain, or you would like to schedule a free consultation, please call Dr. Roach, your chiropractor in Paradise Valley at 602-482-0994.