You Don’t Have to Live With It
One of the most common reasons patients seek care at my office is neck pain. In fact, it is one of the most common symptoms that people have. Neck pain can range from a mild stiff neck to pain that is so severe that the patient is not able to work or carry on with normal activities of daily living. The reason neck pain is so common has to do with a variety of factors. The neck is composed of 7 vertebrae that are held together by ligaments and surrounded by muscles. Your neck has to hold up your head, which may be in awkward positions throughout the day. You may sleep in an odd position, or work in such a way that your neck is always looking down. One of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care for neck pain is because they were in a motor vehicle accident and have a whiplash injury.
There are numerous causes for you to have neck pain/neck stiffness; it’s imperative that you seek the care of a doctor or chiropractic (DC) that has many years of experience. I have literally seen thousands of patients in my career; I would estimate that more than half of them had neck pain. The reason I see so many patients with neck injuries is because for the past 20 years, I have specialized in treating patients that have been involved in car accidents.
Neck pain and it’s associated spinal misalignments can cause a myriad of other symptoms including:
- Pain or numbness in one or both arms
- Muscle spasms
It is imperative that if you are having any of the above symptoms that you get quality chiropractic care to help treat the cause and not just the symptoms you are experiencing. You should always seek care soon after any injury, accident or fall that causes neck pain. It is our goal to not only alleviate your symptoms, but to eliminate the cause of your problem as well. Check out my 5 Tips to alleviate stress-induced neck pain.
If you are having neck pain, neck stiffness or neck spasm, please call my staff at Chiropractic Health Center of Bristol as soon as possible. You can reach us at 860-583-4346. We are here to help you eliminate the pain, and correct the problem that caused it.