What Causes Neck Pain?!?

Neck pain can be transient lasting only hours or last for days, months or years.  Did it start from sleeping on it wrong, an accident your didn’t seek treatment for or otherwise?

The best treatment for most neck pain is chiropractic and trigger point therapy.  Neck pain is fairly common which can easily be fixed most of the time by your local doctor of chiropractic.

By the time most people start experiencing neck pain the problem is likely to have been there a long time; you just didn’t know it until the pain got bad enough.  Just like the plaque that builds up on your teeth before you experience a painful cavity.  You never feel the plaque building you only feel the pain if there is pain at all.  Ever been to the dentist for a check-up and they discover a cavity?  The same thing happens in your spine and body.  Just because you aren’t in pain it doesn’t mean your spine/joints are okay!  Do you know what a cavity in the spine is called?  Arthritis.  If you are in your 20’s you may already start exhibiting signs of Arthritis in spine.  If you’re wondering what to do about it to avoid future degeneration and potential problems talk to a corrective care chiropractor.  No other specialty will address this problem in the early stages and implement in office and at home care plans to maintain or correct the problem.

Neck pain can come and go, it can be constant, it can feel like a dull ache or a sharp pin point pain, etc.  Sometimes you can have radiating pain into the shoulder, arm or hand associated with the neck pain.  Don’t worry most of the causes of these problems are highly treatable with corrective chiropractic and manual therapy.

It could be an underlying condition such like my reference earlier to plaque on the spine from chronic inflammation relating to spinal misalignments (i.e. arthritis).  Unfortunately for society, we aren’t taught how to take care of our spines in drug ads on tv.  We have to rely on information we get in the community.  This is where I often intercede and help inform my community on the necessity to exhaust all options before drugs and surgery.  And if the pain is severe some of the prescriptions their doctor gave them helps them get through the therapies and spinal alignments we perform.

Conditions that Cause Neck Pain that Chiropractors can Treat

  • Localized Pain
  • Radicular (ie radiating) pain
  • Disc Bulge
  • Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Misalignments (subluxations- non-medical)
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Whiplash

If you are suffering from pain or wanting to be have a spine check-up contact us in our Charleston, SC location.  To schedule an appointment with the Charleston chiropractor text (843) 473-PAIN (7246).

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