Neck pain is a frequently occurring problem that affects people of all ages and can cause mobility problems too. If you’re experiencing neck pain, the expert team at Appalchian Chiropractic, is made up of experienced practitioners with considerable expertise in diagnosing and resolving neck pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain is often caused by damage to the bones and soft tissues as a result of:
- Muscle strain
- Tendon or ligament sprains
- Joint wear
- Compressed nerves
- Herniated spinal discs
- Bone spurs
- Whiplash injuries
Muscle tension caused by stress and anxiety is a significant cause of neck pain, which often extends into the head and down the back as well.
Left untreated, neck pain may become chronic, and there could be a progressive deterioration in the discs or vertebrae that leads to restricted movement and more severe pain.
What is the treatment for neck pain?
There are a number of options for treating neck pain, such as:
- Cervical adjustments
- Interferential electrical stimulation
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy
- Manual joint stretching and resistance techniques
- Massage therapy
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Trigger point injections
- Ultrasound therapy
The professionals at Appalachian Chiropractic dedicate themselves to reducing pain and restoring function to their patients without relying on pharmaceuticals, using the body’s innate healing abilities to bring patients back to health.
Can I prevent neck pain?
Many of the causes of neck pain stem from bad postural and physical habits, so there are plenty of ways you can help ensure you recover from your current neck problems and prevent further injuries from occurring. It’s important to think about how you treat your neck in the course of your daily life and to avoid the types of behavior that increase your chances of injuring your neck, such as:
- Not spreading loads evenly across both shoulders
- Bending your neck into unnatural positions
- Adopting poor posture
- Sleeping with your head at too acute an angle
You can also improve the strength and flexibility of your neck by performing regular exercises that stretch and strengthen muscles and tissues without overstraining them. Gentle forms of yoga and Pilates are ideal for strengthening the neck.