Neck Pain is Not the Only Symptom
Not only is neck pain one of the most common ailments that bring people to our office, it is the one of the major symptoms people have. The severity of neck pain can vary from a case of mild stiffness to pain that is so debilitating; it can cause a person not to be able to function in daily life activities. There are several reasons why neck pain is so common. With 7 vertebrae (bones), ligaments, and muscles, your neck job is to support the head. Considering that the head is placed in numerous positions throughout the day, this may be difficult. Add to the awkward motions such as looking down for an extended amount of time while texting, sitting with poor posture causing your head to seem heavier to your neck as if actually is, sleeping in odd positions, and the unfortunate event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in whiplash can cause neck’s job to be more challenging.
With so many factors that may attribute to neck pain, it is extremely important that you seek care from a chiropractor that has a lot of experience. In our office, we have treated thousands of patients, with over 50% reporting neck pain as the reason why they sought initial care. My experience in treating neck injuries is due to the fact that for two-thirds of my 30+ years in practice, I have specialized in taking care of patients that have suffered from injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents.
Neck pain and the misalignments that may cause it can trigger various symptoms including:
- Headaches and Migraines
- Pain, tingling, and numbness traveling to one or both arms
- Muscle spasms
If you are having any of the above symptoms, it is crucial that you visit a qualified chiropractor to investigate the cause as well as the symptoms. Also, you should have treatment as soon as possible after major trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, work injury or a slip and fall. The objective in our office is to find and eradicate the cause of your issue in order to correct the condition and keep you out of pain.