Orlando Chiropractor for Neck Pain
Neck pain is something that nearly everyone suffers from at some point in time. This can range from a temporarily stiff neck that might just last a day or two, or can include sharp stabbing pain that is genuinely debilitating. While we might innocently pass it off as simply sleeping in the wrong position, or a looking up too suddenly, the fact of the matter is that neck pain is often a serious problem that should be treated by a professional.
Whether the pain is great or small, it is important to seek out the help of a chiropractor. Dr Mark and his staff are well trained and fully capable of helping you overcome neck pain and get back to normal.
Anatomy of Neck
It can be helpful to understand a little bit about the neck, in order to understand why we might be suffering from neck pain.
The neck is probably one of the best-designed and engineered parts of the human body. It houses a massive and highly complex array of nerves, muscles, arteries, tissues, vertebrae and discs. The generous amounts of complex motions that the neck is able to perform effortlessly speak to this.
However, it is this combination of range of motion together with spinal nerves that can also be a source of pain. In fact, these nerves are highly sensitive and are crucial in the proper functioning of the upper back, shoulders and other parts of the body. Therefore, neck pain can sometimes move downward into the extremities.
Causes of Neck Pain
Some of the more common causes of neck pain include:
- Poorly treated past injuries
- Misaligned discs or vertebrae
- Sudden physical trauma to the neck or head
- Work conditions which are not ergonomic
- Chronically bad posture
- Extended periods of sitting
- Excessive repetitive neck motions
- Improper telephone techniques
- Excessive mental strain or stress
- Lack of physical activity
- Poor diet and nutritional practices
Similar to other chiropractic treatments, neck pain is resolved with “adjustments” of the tissues, muscles and discs in the neck and upper back. These are done with quick physical pressure and alignments.
Treatment aims to:
- Relieve pain
- Restore movement
- Restore balance to the neck, head and shoulders
Initially, treatment may feel uncomfortable. This is because the muscles and tissues surrounding the problem area have compensated and adapted to the misalignment. However, however, a feeling of normalcy should come soon after. In fact, many people report an almost immediate feeling of relieve, similar to a deep breath after a stressful event.
The fact of the matter is that neck pain is not something that can be ignored or accepted as part of life. It is a sign of a much larger problem that could cause even greater injuries. The sooner you take action the sooner you can be relieved of pain and on the road to long-term improvement. Dr Mark and his staff can not only help with relief of neck pain but also help you identify the cause and create an action plan to improve your lifestyle and eliminate neck pain from your life.