Get It Straight: Try Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain Treatment
Sometimes it’s best we listen to our parents.
“Sit up straight!” “Don’t slouch.” “Hold your shoulders back.”
As young adults, we scoffed at these demands. But as desk jobs become a staple of our everyday adult life, bad posture is well, demanding on your neck.
Did you know? Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive option for neck pain treatment. We’ll discuss a how it works and why you should consider it below.
Get to Know Your Neck Pain
Neck muscle pain can be caused by a range of neck muscles becoming tight.
- Pectoralis Minor
- Levators Scapulae
The neck region contains many delicate, pain sensitive structures.
When you have poor posture, the forward pull of the weight of your head puts stress on the vertebrae of the neck. Poor posture also disrupts spinal balance, causing the back to bend forward to compensate.
This additional stress on your neck can not only cause acute pain, but can also impact your blood pressure, your ability to breathe normally, and your mood (seriously).
If you’re already past the point of trying to correct your posture yourself, it might be time to enlist the help of a professional.
How Chiropractic Care Works for Neck Pain Treatment
Your chiropractor is trained to ask questions that will help them truly understand your neck pain so they can properly treat you.
Be prepared to answer questions like when/exactly where the pain started and any other remedies you’ve tried before seeking professional help. For example, your neck pain from poor posture might be concentrated or stabbing, or you could have a limited range of motion. These details are key in determining your plan.
Your chiropractor might also perform physical and neurological scans (such as an X-ray) to determine if the pain deserves more extensive treatment.
After such discussion, your chiropractor may perform a neck and/or back adjustment. This procedure involves specific pressure applied to the neck or back joints by hand. It will help improve mobility and range of motion in the spine and adjoining muscles.
In addition to a chiropractic adjustment, common other treatment processes your chiropractor may suggest include procedures such as mobilization, massage, or rehabilitative exercises. All of these procedures work together to help you regain strength and mobility to those precious neck muscles.
Neck Pain Treatment in Homer
Don’t let your posture be a pain in the neck. Dr. K. Anthony Merati, DC, NRCME is here to help.