Neck pain is a common problem that can stop you from driving, working, or doing the activities you enjoy. If you have pain in your neck, Jonathan Donath, DC, and Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP, at Joint Effort Chiropractic in White Plains, New York, can help. They’re experienced chiropractors who use advanced techniques to restore function and relieve pain in your upper spine. For effective treatment of neck pain with fast results, call Joint Effort Chiropractic today or book an appointment online.
Likely causes of neck pain include:
The most common neck injury, whiplash, is due to a sudden, violent jerking movement of your head backward, forward, or sideways. This results in damaged muscles and connective tissues in your neck and upper back. Auto accidents and sports injuries frequently cause whiplash.
Poor posture is another frequent cause of neck pain and sometimes headaches too. Sitting in one position, hunching forward, and lacking support for your back can all contribute to posture-related neck pain.
Subluxations (spinal misalignments) of the neck are quite common. This is due to the pressure on your neck from supporting your head and the lack of stability in this part of your spine.
Signs of subluxation include uneven shoulders, involuntary head tilting, and shirt sleeve lengths that don’t match.
Stress causes muscle contractions, especially in your back and neck. The tightened muscles are a common cause of neck pain and headaches.
The discs in between your vertebrae protect and stabilize your cervical spine. If the outer shell of a disc suffers an injury, the jelly-like core can bulge or push through (herniate), placing pressure on the spinal nerves nearby.
In addition to pain, you might also experience:
Your Joint Effort Chiropractic provider uses their expertise in physical medicine to help you overcome these problems by targeting the cause of your pain.
The treatment you require for your neck pain depends on what’s causing the problem. Deep breathing exercises and increasing your daily activity levels are often the most effective approach to relieving the aching and burning of a muscle strain.
Addressing the causes of stress can significantly reduce pain and tightness in your neck, and it’s important to think about your posture and how you can improve it. If you have an injury like whiplash or a subluxation, expert medical attention is vital.
Joint Effort Chiropractic specializes in treating neck pain. The team can use manual or instrument-assisted chiropractic techniques to correct any subluxations in the vertebrae.
You can also benefit from Non-surgical spinal decompression. Non-surgical spinal decompression gently reduces spinal pressure, relieving pain caused by disc problems.
To find out how Joint Effort Chiropractic can help with your neck pain, call the office today or book an appointment online.