What Can Cause Neck Pain?
Millions of people suffer with neck pain and never get the care they need. Bad posture and the repetitive motions from bad mechanics are the most common causes of misalignments that can happen in the spine. While auto accidents and other injuries can cause neck pain, they are not the most common cause of cases.
Neck pain can be confusing. A problem in the neck can present like a headache or shoulder pain when the real source of the pain is in the neck. When pain occurs, the ligaments have sustained some degree of damage. The muscles, tendons and facia that support the spinal column and its ligaments become dysfunctional. This means they no longer work properly and typically become part of the injury.
Ligament damage and muscular dysfunction produce abnormal loading on the joints. Chiropractic adjustments correct this abnormal loading, restore function to the muscles and allow the ligaments of the spine to heal resolving the neck pain.
Common vs. Normal Pain Myth
If you have neck pain, don’t fall into the common versus normal trap. The trap insinuates that because so many people have neck pain it must be normal. Neck pain is very common, but it is certainly not normal.
This type of reasoning is why we see so many people with problems that are extremely difficult to correct. You don’t have to become a statistic of neck pain. Take control of the problem before it progresses to a systemic and expensive problem.
How is Neck Pain Diagnosed?
A proper diagnosis is the best way to successfully treat neck pain. As a highly trained and experienced chiropractor, Dr. Manteris understands how to locate the specific source of the neck pain problem. Making a proper diagnosis, prognosis and plan of care will decrease the amount of time and money it takes to correct the problem.
Chiropractors train in the use of a variety of diagnostic tools, which comes as a great advantage when administering neck pain treatment. Ensure you work with a chiropractor, like Dr. Manteris, that can produce results by treating the source of the problem and not just the symptoms.
The spine is one of the most complex areas of your body, with almost every systemic nerve running through it. Muscles connected to a region of the spine that is misaligned can spasm and tighten. Common thought suggests that this tightening serves as a defense mechanism of the body to protect the spine and spinal cord.
How is Neck Pain Treated with Chiropractic Care?
Many people let spinal problems go uncorrected. They hope that if they wait long enough their pain will just go away. In a lot of cases the pain may go away, but the misalignment that caused the problem is still there.
Over time that area often becomes aggravated again, and the pain returns. Without correction the problem will become much more serious over time. Some patients wait too long and get to the point where surgery may be the only option. However, early intervention to address the misalignment and correct bad posture can limit the need for surgery or other more invasive treatments.
Broomfield Spine + Injury offers neck pain treatment through chiropractic care. The first time you’re in our office we begin with a free consultation to discuss your health history and your concerns. If chiropractic care is the best course of action, we will progress to an examination, testing and possibly x-rays if needed. Dr. Manteris takes a 360 approach to properly diagnose and treat you. Our goal is that your recovery will be expedited with the correct diagnosis and treatment plan.
High Success Rate with Neck Pain Treatment
If you suffer from neck pain, you are not alone. We regularly see patients to treat neck pain. We also often receive referrals from other doctors to treat neck pain in their patients, especially with auto accident injury treatment.
For over one hundred years chiropractors have helped people with neck pain. Chiropractors are specialists trained specifically for structural conditions including the treatment of neck pain issues. These treatment strategies have very high success rates.
Schedule an Appointment for Neck Pain Treatment
Don’t let yourself struggle unnecessarily with neck pain. The team at Broomfield Spine + Injury are here to help.