Getting Relief From Neck Pain With Chiropractic Care
By Stephen R. Farris
Besides the obvious -- holding your head up and connecting it to your lower body -- what else does your neck do? But are there other functions it serves?
The answer is a quick, yes. Made up of seven vertebrae, along with muscles and ligaments, your neck allows your head the ability to look up or look down, turn to one side, then the other. It basically gives your head a simple range of motion.
Unfortunately, there are times that the neck undergoes pain. It could be from stiffness, a sore muscle, or damaged ligament. Some of the symptoms could be from the following:
- Stiffness (as mentioned earlier)
- Sharp or stabbing pain
- Soreness or tenderness
- Radiating pain that can spread down from the head to the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers.
Most of the time we try to work away the pain, or turn to over-the-counter medication to help gain relief. However, there's a more natural solution to get relief from neck pain that doesn't involve medication. The solution to neck pain relief may be chiropractic care. It's definitely worth a shot and won't get you addicted to medication.
Chiropractors use a natural approach to pain relief by using a non-invasive, non- addictive therapy through adjustments. Basically, each adjustment helps to reduce restrictions and misalignments in the spine and joints, which in turn can help reduce inflammation in those areas and improve function. In other words, it can reduce and/or eliminate the pain.
Some of the benefits from chiropractic treatments are many, but let's take a quick look at a few.
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Less inflammation
- Better range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Increased energy
This is just a short list. But the first step in getting relief from your neck pain, or other joint pain, is to visit with your local chiropractor such as the ones found at The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint has more than 500 nationwide locations to take care of your pain relief needs. No appointment is necessary to see one of their board certified chiropractors, and you don't have to worry about the hassle of insurance as they offer several payment options and treatment plans depending on your condition.
So what are you waiting for, visit The Joint Chiropractic today and get started on the road to becoming pain free!
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Surprise, Ariz.