If upper back pain or neck pain is keeping you from the activities you love, it’s time to deal with your symptoms. For many people, chiropractic care can provide pain relief. These FAQs from Nathan Browne DC in Dunwoody, GA, offer greater insight into neck pain causes and symptoms and how a chiropractor can help you.
What causes neck pain?
Years and years of poor posture is perhaps one of the most common causes of neck pain. Pain can also be caused by accidental injury, overuse of your neck muscles, or a chronic condition like osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis. Whiplash is a common auto injury that produces tiny muscle tears in your neck, leading to neck pain, stiffness, and inflammation. If you spend hours with your head hung down looking at a digital device, you could suffer from text neck pain.
Besides pain, what other symptoms are associated with neck issues?
In addition to pain, you may experience inflammation, muscle spasms, loss of neck flexibility, headaches, upper back pain, shoulder pain, numbness, or weakness in your arms.
Why should I see a chiropractor for neck pain?
Our Dunwoody, GA, chiropractor has ample experience treating neck and upper back pain to provide pain relief. Chiropractors specialize in treating musculoskeletal pain and discomfort through natural, holistic means, without resorting to surgery or prescription medications. Through the use of chiropractic adjustment and other holistic therapies, we’ll treat your pain and the cause of your pain to help your body heal naturally.
How do chiropractors treat neck pain?
Depending on the source of your pain, our chiropractor may use a combination of therapies and techniques to treat your neck pain. If your pain is caused by a misaligned spine, we’ll use chiropractic adjustment to restore balance to your system. Realigning your spinal system will relieve pressure from your muscles and joints to reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation.
Massage can be used to relax tense muscles and enhance blood flow to injured muscles and tissues for quicker healing. Stretching exercises also help with pain relief by strengthening weak, overused muscles. Daily stretches will improve flexibility and range of motion in your neck, so you can turn your head freely without pain or discomfort. We may also recommend nutritional or lifestyle changes to improve your overall health and protect you from future neck pain issues.
See Your Dunwoody, GA, Chiropractor for Neck Pain Relief
The good news is that you can achieve neck pain relief through chiropractic care. A visit to your Dunwoody, GA, chiropractor can help kick-start your recovery from a neck or back injury. To schedule an appointment click the “Book Online” button on the homepage which will direct you to Dr Browne’s schedule for booking.