What are the common causes of neck pain?
Neck pain can result from whiplash injuries from contact sports, automobile accidents, horse riding or bull riding, falls or mountain biking accidents. Neck stiffness, pinched nerves, and herniated discs can result from office injuries from holding the phone with the neck, sitting for long hours at the computer or even driving for an long periods of time.
Muscles of the neck can also be affected by conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis which can result in neck pain from painful joints, as well as tendonitis, an inflammation of a tendon, most commonly from overuse.
How can neck pain affect your life?
Neck, head and shoulder muscles are at the heart of every daily activity. Without the mobility and ease of use of these vital muscles, joints and ligaments, the most routine functions can be difficult and laborious, decreasing the quality of life you could otherwise be enjoying.
Why see a chiropractor for neck pain?
Because the neck and spine protect the delicate and sensitive nerves of the spinal cord, injuries or pain in the neck region are not an insignificant. It is important to treat and restore the vital functions of the neck and ensure that the vertebrae, joints, muscles and ligaments are all aligned properly to ensure protection of the spinal cord.
Furthermore, chiropractic adjustment and neck and spinal manipulation decreases inflammation in the neck muscles, joints and tissues as well as reduces the risk of future injury by strengthening surrounding muscles.
In addition to chiropractic care, strengthening the neck muscles through specific exercises that are focused on neck muscles can prevent future injuries and difficulties.
What can a chiropractor do to help relieve neck pain?
Chiropractic adjustments and neck manipulation can restore proper blood circulation, relieve neck pain, increase mobility and range of motion, strengthen neck muscles and restore function to joints, vertebrae and spine.
Misaligned vertebrae and bone structure will cause muscles and ligaments to overcompensate for the misalignment, leading to inflammation, pinched nerves, spasms and painful joints.
Through a chiropractic adjustment and spinal manipulation, the chiropractor can realign the neck and spine precisely at the problem area and put the bone back into place to relieve painful symptoms.
For a consultation to see how chiropractic care can help relieve neck pain and similar symptoms from accident or injury, contact Baker Chiropractic and Accident Rehabilitation. Call our office in Provo Utah at 801-210-0669 and speak with Dr. Baker, our resident Provo chiropractor.