Neck Pain Treatment at Gardner Schofield Chiropractic in West Bend WI
Almost always, neck pain happens due to the body being out of alignment.
When the head and neck shift off center, it over engages and under engages your muscles. It also causes ligaments and tendons to stretch and compress.
You can stretch, strengthen, ice, heat, use electric stim, ultrasound, and manipulation, but those are only band aids. The pain will only go away when you put the head and neck back into alignment.
Once you have fixed alignment, then those therapies will be much more beneficial, and you will get long lasting relief because you have addressed the cause of the problem.
If the neck pain has a lot of arthritis, degenerative disc disease (Spondylosis), disc bulges, disc herniations, or stenosis, we like to incorporate decompression and cold laser therapy for the fastest recovery.
If your alignment is fixed and your pain does not change, you should look at chronic widespread inflammation issues. This can come from an infection like Lyme’s disease or EBV, food sensitivities, mold exposure, extremely toxic diet, and an inability to heal yourself. A health history deep dive, looking into other factors would be the recommended next step.
Any abnormalities, inflammation or injury in the bones, ligaments or muscles of your neck can cause neck pain or stiffness. This can be due to daily activities, or injury. Neck pain is very common among adults and can occur in younger people as well. Annually about 15% of United States adults have neck pain that lasts at least one full day.
Neck Pain Can Become Chronic if Untreated
Often neck pain is located in one spot, but in some cases, the pain can become constant or radiates into other body parts, such as the shoulder and arms. Taking medication can mask the pain, but the root cause is not healed on its own. The neck is very vulnerable to injury. During a fall, car accident, sports or injury the muscles and ligaments of the neck are forced to move outside of their normal range. If the neck bones, or cervical vertebrae, are fractured the spinal cord may also be damaged.
Neck pain can minor and easily ignored, but can still cause long-term pain. Neck pain can possibly become excruciating to the point where it interferes with important daily activities. It can also lead to sleep issues, poor posture and other areas of the body potentially becoming injured due to tension and over-compensation for the injured area. The pain might be brief, sporadic or turn into constant pain. And in rare cases, neck pain can also be a signal of a serious underlying medical issue.
Symptoms of neck pain may include:
- Mild reoccurring pain in the neck
- Pain immediately after or delayed pain after injury
- Tingling, numbness or weakness in the arms
- Stiff neck or throat pain
Stop Neck Pain without Medication Through Chiropractic Care at Our Facility in West Bend WI
NUCCA chiropractic care can help stop neck pain without medication or painful surgery. It is non-invasive and utilizes manual manipulation to bring alignment to the vertebrae in the neck. This can help alleviate pain and reduce tension, headaches and sharp shooting pain caused by pinched nerves. Our office is certified in the NUCCA Technique, which utilizes very gentle pressure to the neck to provide a safe, gentle, and precise method of correcting a misaligned vertebra at the base of the skull, without physical manipulation.
Our experienced staff will take a full evaluation of your symptoms, conditions and any other issues or concerns in treating your neck pain. Depending on the injury and severity of the pain, it may take a varying amount of chiropractic sessions. But many patients begin to feel relief after only a few sessions. It is important to maintain your health with chiropractic care to allow the neck to heal properly, the nervous system to function optimally and for your body to function at its best regardless of any prior conditions.
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West Bend, WI 53095