A painful and stiff neck can affect your everyday routine and reduce your quality of life if left untreated. If you are dealing with acute or chronic neck pain and live in or around Hazelwood or Florissant, contact Dr. Sehnert and our team at EPIC Life Chiropractic & Wellness.
The Symptoms of Neck Pain
- Decreased mobility in head movement
- Clicking and grating noises
- Dizziness and blackouts
- Muscle tightness and spasms
- Pain and stiffness
- General soreness
- Radiating pain emanating from the neck towards the shoulders and arms
The Common Causes of Neck Pain
Neck stiffness can result from various reasons. Your neck provides flexibility and solidified support for the weight of your head. This immense pressure exerted by your head's weight makes the neck vulnerable to injuries, which can result in pain. These causes include:
Muscle strains: If you get hooked for too many hours on your electronic device like a computer, overuse often leads to muscle strains.
Worn joints: Like other predominant joints in your body, the neck joints tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage between your bones to degenerate. Your body may also create bone spurs that slow down the movements in the joints, thus causing pain.
Nerve compression: Bone spurs or ruptured discs in the vertebrae of your neck can put a strain on the nerves in the spinal cord.
Injuries: Auto accidents often result in whiplash injuries, which occur when the head and neck are thrust in one direction, and then suddenly in another. This rapid motion results in damage to the soft tissues in and around the neck.
How a Chiropractor Relieves Neck Pain
Chiropractors utilize various techniques to treat neck pain. The methods depend on the result of your diagnosis. Our chiropractic care plan often includes a combination of the following:
Spinal manipulation: It aligns the cervical vertebrae joints in the neck, reducing pain.
Massage therapy: It involves the use of gentle pressure on the neck tendons and muscles, suppressing soreness and pain.
Therapeutic exercises: Neck exercises help build the tenacity of your neck muscles.
Contact Our Chiropractor at Epic Life Chiropractic & Wellness
Neck pain tends to become a chronic issue if it is left untreated. Dr. Sehnert at EPIC Life Chiropractic & Wellness provides quality chiropractic services to reduce and eliminate neck pain. If you live in or around Hazelwood or Florissant and suffer from neck pain, call our team today at (314) 839-8884 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.