Waking up with a stiff neck from time to time is normal, but carrying around chronic neck pain is something that should be looked at by a professional. Any kind of pain or symptom is often the sign of a deeper issue along the spine that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Chiropractors specialize in the musculoskeletal system and their job is to find misalignments along the spine so they can be adjusted properly.
Research published in the Spine Journal showed the study of a group of people who had neck pain and underwent chiropractic care for three months. After regular care for three months, the results showed chiropractic care improved health-related quality of life over time, especially for those in pain. The benefits are there if people are willing to invest the time and take advantage of chiropractic care.
How Chiropractic Care Helps Relieve Neck Pain
Stiffness in the neck and shoulder area can cause unwanted pain and is one of the most common reasons people will visit a chiropractor. This neck pain can come from many different causes, including sports injury, car accident, or even posture. Yes, looking down at your phone constantly is also an easy way to destroy your posture and increase neck pain.
Dr. Christianson provides natural and safe adjustments that help alleviate neck pain and increases your range of motion over time. When a chiropractor gives an adjustment, the surrounding muscles may also experience an increase in overall movement.
Common Causes Of Neck Pain
- Sitting for long periods of time
- Poor posture
- Sports injury
- Pinched Nerve
- Neck Strain
- Chronic Muscle Conditions, like Fibromyalgia
Chiropractic care has shown it can help improve the overall function of your neck by allowing you to move how you are supposed to. A chiropractic adjustment can help reduce the neck pain, soreness and stiffness you may be experiencing. Many people respond well to adjustments and can usually get back to their normal daily activities faster than if they don’t see a chiropractor and just try to mask the pain using medication.
If you are experiencing pain, reach out to us today. We’d love to help you find natural relief and get back to living life pain-free.