Neck Pain: The Most Common Causes

What Causes Neck Pain?

The neck is made up of spinal bones, discs, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The cervical spine supports the head and allows for range of motion, but pain can occur easily because of the flexibility in the neck.

Commons reasons for pain include:

  • whiplash
  • neck injury
  • degenerative conditions
  • chronic stress
  • pinched nerves
  • bone spurs
  • bulging or herniated discs
  • repetitive movements
  • sleeping in a bad position
  • neck strain from prolonged use of a computer or phone

Common Neck Pain Symptoms

Neck pain can range from mild to excruciating and may persist or come and go. The pain may feel worse when you move the neck in a certain direction. Other symptoms include neck stiffness, soreness, or pain that travels to the shoulders, arms, and fingers. Numbness or tingling may also occur along the path of a pinched nerve.

How A Chiropractor Can Help

Many of our patients are looking for non-surgical options that target pain at its underlying source. Before treatment, we will examine you thoroughly and use digital X-ray imaging to pinpoint the root cause of the symptoms. We may then recommend any of these safe, non-invasive pain relief methods to restore head and neck function

Chiropractic Adjustments

Manual neck adjustment techniques are used to slightly rotate and extend the neck. The gentle force unlocks the joints, takes the pressure off the discs, and releases trapped nerves.

Erchonia Adjustor

The adjustor is a pulsating device used on patients who cannot receive a manual neck adjustment for any reason. The device helps to regulate how the brain senses pain, relieve muscle tension, and increase mobility.

Therapeutic Laser

Therapeutic laser, also known as Cold Laser Therapy, is a safe, non-invasive 5-minute treatment used to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain, and speed up the process of healing.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression is a gentle, non-invasive cervical treatment that uses gentle intermittent digitally controlled distraction (stretching) which unloads and separates the joints of the spine reducing the pressure on spinal discs and facet joints. Decompression has a 90%+ efficacy rate and often prevents the need for surgery.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

Muscle stimulation is used to relieve muscle spasms, reduce inflammation and restore flexibility in the area.

Contact us today!

Chiropractic care utilizes a whole-body approach to healing that employs non-invasive techniques to restore your quality of life. These techniques, including chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises, spinal decompression, and cold laser therapy, can often eliminate the need for invasive surgery and addictive pain medication. Our goal at Stow Family Chiropractic is to relieve pain naturally and restore your body’s ability to heal. To schedule an appointment, call us at 978-897-1770.