Neck pain can happen suddenly, completely out of the blue, or can gradually creep into your life. Suddenly, even simple movements like walking, bending, or turning can become painful. Many people turn to chiropractic services, like those offered by Health on Earth Wellness Center in Alsip, to help treat neck pain effectively and non-invasively. Let's take a look at some common questions surrounding neck pain and how to treat ongoing pain.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Sometimes, the source of neck pain is quite obvious because it comes from a direct accident or injury. Car accidents can cause neck pain which is often referred to as whiplash. Further, sudden movements can cause the soft tissues in the neck to overextend, resulting in sprains and strains. Neck pain can also be a chronic condition that causes pain to gradually seep into everyday life. Poor posture can cause neck pain, especially with people hunched over a desk while at work typing or viewing a computer monitor. Certain chronic diseases can also cause neck pain. Degenerative disc disease, which causes the discs in the neck to degrade over time, can lead to painful neck sensations. Further, osteoarthritis can cause chronic neck pain that worsens over time.
The Symptoms of Neck Pain
Aside from the obvious pain, which can be severe or dull, other symptoms commonly accompany neck pain. It is quite common to feel numbness or tingling in the shoulders, arms, or hands. For people suffering from disc disease or injury, a person may feel like they have trouble grasping items while dropping items more frequently than usual.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
A chiropractor is an excellent source of effective, safe, and non-invasive treatment. The chiropractor focuses on bringing balance to the body by aligning the muscular and skeletal systems. To do this, the chiropractor has several tools and techniques at his or her disposal. For neck pain treatment, a chiropractor will commonly use manual manipulation to restore balance to the body. Strengthening and stretching exercises can help improve posture and soothe strained soft tissues. The chiropractor may also prescribe electric stimulation or a medical massage. The chiropractor can use just one treatment, or a combination of several treatments to find the solution to treat your ongoing neck pain.
Neck Pain Treatment in Alsip
At Health on Earth Wellness Center we have provided residents of Alsip, IL, with natural and effective neck pain treatment for many years. Call us today at (708) 396-2500 for more information or to schedule an appointment