One of the most common reasons why patients come to see us is neck pain. Those who suffer from neck pain might be told they need to take a bunch of dangerous pain medications. They might even be asked to undergo a serious surgical procedure. Fortunately, there is another way to treat neck pain.
There are a few common reasons why people might experience neck pain. Some of the most common reasons include:
Poor Posture: This is one of the most common causes of neck pain. When someone has poor posture, the muscles and ligaments in the neck are stretched too far. This can pull the vertebrae out of alignment, leading to neck pain.
Auto Accidents: An auto accident can lead to something called whiplash. This happens when rapid changes in momentum lead to sprains of the upper cervical ligaments. Whiplash can lead to issues with flexibility and the neck’s range of motion.
Work Ergonomics: Finally, poor ergonomics at work can also lead to neck pain. Spending all day sitting at a desk can place a lot of stress on the neck. This can cause the muscles to get tight, leading to knots that cause discomfort.
When someone comes to a chiropractor for help with neck pain, there are a few treatment options that can be employed. These include:
Adjustments: Chiropractic adjustments are at the core of what we do. We know that people who experience neck pain often have spinal alignment issues. We can perform chiropractic adjustments to move the vertebrae back to the proper positions. This will relax the ligaments, tendons, and muscles, restoring someone’s flexibility and range of motion.
Corrective Exercises: We also want to prevent someone’s neck pain from returning. To do this, we will come up with a plan of corrective exercises. These exercises are done to strengthen areas of the neck that might be vulnerable to reinjury. By strengthening muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints, the neck will be able to withstand the stress of the daily routine.
When someone is looking for a neck pain doctor, it is a good idea to choose a chiropractor. A chiropractor will employ neck pain treatment options that will help someone recover with limited side effects.
First, a chiropractor is a neck pain doctor who will stay away from prescription medications. Prescription medications for neck pain often include narcotics and opioids. These drugs can cause someone to feel sleepy, confused, and disoriented. Furthermore, an overdose of these medications can even be fatal. We seek to avoid prescription medications.
Finally, our neck pain treatment plans will also help someone avoid surgery. Surgical procedures for neck pain can lead to serious complications. Sometimes, people even develop chronic pain after surgery. We will do everything in our power to help someone avoid the operating room.
If you are in need of an experienced neck pain doctor who will place your needs first, then visit Risley Chiropractic today. We provide same-day appointments and free patient consultations. We will tailor our treatment plans to meet your individual needs. If you would like to learn more about our services and how we can help you.
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