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Chiropractic Care and Neck Pain

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Neck Pain

Neck pain can result from several issues, from minor irritants to severe injuries. It is one of the most common aches and pains we experience.

 However, unless you have experienced pain, you may not realize how debilitating it can be.

Chiropractic care for neck pain is a great way to overcome the issue. 

Some common neck issues cause neck pain. While whiplash is one that many think of, there is also something called text neck. Text neck is when the bones of the cervical spine get out of alignment over time due to the person constantly looking down at their devices. While text neck and whiplash are two more common issues causing neck pain. However, you can simply have a basic misalignment, as you would in your lower back, pinching a nerve and causing pain.

Neck Pain

What Is Neck Pain?

Seven tiny vertebrae make up our neck, also known as the cervical spine, which starts at the base of the skull. Amazingly, your cervical spine can hold your entire head’s weight, typically around 12 pounds. The cervical spine allows you to move your head in almost all directions, yet the neck is highly prone to Neck Pain and damage because of its flexibility.

Biomechanics contributes to the neck’s vulnerability to injuries. Extended sitting, repetitive motion, accidents, falls and impacts to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday wear and tear are some actions and occurrences that affect cervical biomechanics. As a result, there are many reasons for neck discomfort.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

Let’s look at some common issues that cause neck pain besides a common misalignment in the cervical spinal area.

The use of chiropractic neck adjustments has some advantages.

1) You Gain More Flexibility

Chiropractic neck adjustments can increase your flexibility, which is a huge advantage. It is more difficult for you to move if your muscles are tight or your joints are out of alignment. This may limit your range of motion. A chiropractor improves your overall flexibility by ensuring your bones and muscles are in the correct positions. 

2) It Eases Stress

If you experience chronic tension, you might experience neck or upper back pain. This is because your muscles can press against your nerves and become tight from stress. In addition, the nerves may produce painful pulses if too much pressure is placed on them. Stress can cause your muscles to pull your spine out of alignment. However, chiropractic care can help with this misalignment and work to restore the natural curves of your back.

3) It Protects Against Arthritis

Your entire body becomes inflamed when you have arthritis. If left untreated, this inflammation may promote bone deterioration. This can aggravate your nerves in addition to reducing your strength.

The misalignment of your neck’s joints may cause neck pain. In addition, the constant friction will destroy the bones if these joints aren’t put back in position. This might eventually result in arthritis.

Chiropractic neck adjustments stop this by ensuring your joints are in the correct positions. In addition, your chiropractor can maintain your joints’ health through regular visits.

If you are experiencing neck pain due to whiplash, text neck, or other reasons. Seek the care of a chiropractor for assistance. You’ll be surprised at how this non-invasive treatment helps you overcome the issues causing the pain.

What is Text Neck?

Text neck is a very common neck issue that can cause neck pain. It happens because we are looking down too much, quite often, at our devices. People with text necks often have a hump on the upper back or neck area caused by the bones getting out of proper alignment. This affects the upper cervical area, which requires the assistance of an upper cervical chiropractor. With their hands and some specialized tools, in some cases, they can gently manipulate the bones back into place. In some cases, traction may help regain the spine’s natural curvature. 

While there isn’t a “cure” per se for text neck, chiropractic care can assist with reversing its effects. You can do certain things to help you avoid getting text neck in the first place. These include moving your devices up, paying close attention to your posture, ensuring your workstation is ergonomic, and setting your computer monitors up high, so you are not looking down at them all the time.  

While this isn’t as common as it once was, you should ensure your tv is up at least, so you are not looking down on it. But, up on the wall is best to help you look up more and counter text neck tendencies. Elevate Spinal Care can help you with your text neck, so contact us today and schedule a visit!

More Ways a Chiropractic Adjustment Is Right For You!

Spinal manipulation is provided during chiropractic treatments to assist in neck pain. This is where the chiropractor will lay their hands on the patient and gently tug them in different directions to manipulate the bones back into their correct positions.

The spine has two major curves that are found naturally. When these curves are disrupted, they can cause a variety of issues. They become disrupted due to the accident or a quick jolt to the body, such as a fall. However, they also can be disrupted over time and with aging.  

Chiropractors work to restore the shape of the spine. It is important that you find a chiropractor who employs X-rays to ensure that they will not cause more damage to your spine.

X-rays allow the chiropractor to see what is going on and what might be causing the neck pain you are experiencing. Sure, they can see, for the most part, on their own, but it is important to ensure you haven’t had damage to your spine that can’t be seen with the human eye.

Final Thoughts

Overall, chiropractic care can be very beneficial for those who suffer from regular neck pain. Consistent chiropractic adjustments can help reduce the frequency and intensity of your pain, improve your posture, and promote better sleep. If you are looking for a way to relieve stress, improve your posture, boost your immune system, or promote better sleep, then consider seeing a chiropractor for regular adjustments. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques, including spinal manipulation, massage therapy, and relaxation techniques, to relieve pain and improve overall health. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional medicine, chiropractic care may be worth considering. Contact Elevate Spinal Care today!