How Can Chiropractic Help with Neck Pain?
By Stepy Kamei
We use the expression "pain in the neck" for a fair reason. Having a literal pain in the neck is at best mildly annoying to deal with. At worst, it can be a truly debilitating problem, especially if it turns into a chronic issue. Millions of Americans suffer from neck pain every year, and it can be brought on by a wide variety of causes and circumstances. Maybe you turned the neck too quickly in an effort to see something, or maybe you strained it spending hours staring at a computer screen. Alternatively, you may be dealing with a separate health condition which causes neck pain as a significant symptom. Whatever the reason, you shouldn't have to put up with this kind of discomfort. There are many treatment plans and options available to you. One of the safest would be chiropractic care.
Chiropractic - Not Just for Back Pain
Chiropractic used to be hardly talked about in common conversation, but today is steadily becoming more accepted into mainstream awareness and conversation. However, many myths and misconceptions about this field of medicine still remain. Most commonly, people believe that chiropractic adjustments are only performed to treat back pain and nothing else. In reality, a chiropractor performs adjustments on the spinal column in order to improve the health and well-being of the entire body, not just the back. It's still worth noting that these adjustments can have a beneficial effect on patients with back pain as well as neck pain. Ultimately, however, chiropractic doesn't merely hide the pain and discomfort for a short period of time, the way medications or other treatments do. Rather, chiropractic works to solve the root of the problem, so it can be cleared up for good, and the body is better fortified to protect itself against future instances of pain.
A chiropractor knows to manipulate and adjust the spinal column because this is the part of the body which protects the central nervous system. This is a vital part of our ability to function on a daily basis, as the central nervous system facilitates communication between the body and the brain. This communication can become disrupted if the spinal column is out of alignment, and neck pain can occur as a result. When the spine is placed back into its proper alignment through chiropractic adjustments, many health conditions can clear up as a result -- including neck pain.
Come on in to The Joint Chiropractic to see what an adjustment can do for your condition, neck pain or otherwise.