Our bodies’ neck region contains many small, delicate, pain sensitive structures. Throughout any given day, we expose these small structures to abuse and abnormal stresses constantly. From heavy bags and purses to intensive workouts, we commonly pull these structures out of line. Past injuries, incomplete rehabilitation, prolonged sitting, poor posture and lack of periodic spinal alignments all contribute to neck pain.
Fortunately, there is a healing solution to neck injuries. Many patients find chiropractic treatment extremely beneficial to healing their pain. Unlike general practitioners, chiropractic procedures treat neck pain at the root of its problem, rather than mask the pain and symptoms of neck problems with prescription drugs. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments are safe, noninvasive and natural with no side effects.
Chiropractic adjustments for neck pain are specifically called cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation involves loosening the joints, muscles and tissues in the neck through a series of stretches and adjustments designed to reduce the pain of pinched nerves and muscle spasms. Once tissues have been relaxed and loosened, the chiropractic physician will then use their hands to sharply twist and snap the vertebrae back into alignment.
A chiropractor may use more gentle neck adjustments with select patients. These motions do not involve rapid, high-velocity movements or side bending of the neck. Rather, smooth and slow movements are used in the case of nervous or more fragile patients.
While general medical practitioners are best at treating the immediate symptoms of neck pain, Totality Chiropractic uses chiropractic treatments to eliminate pain at the root. Our doctors are trained to locate, diagnose and treat neck pain for the long hull. Using state of the art technology and training as a Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist, Totality Chiropractic will create a customized program to combat your neck problems now and in the future.