Understanding Neck Pain
Pain in the neck is a common ailment that can come from different parts of the body. The most common causes of neck pain include degenerative disc disease, cervical spondylosis (arthritis resulting from excessive heavy use), neck strain, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and poor posture. In some cases, neck injuries such as whiplash can also cause pain.
Neck pain may come from illnesses that affect the throat region, such as an infection leading to lymph node swelling and neck pain. Neck pain could also come from rare diseases, such as tuberculosis of the neck (TB) or osteomyelitis. People may experience neck pain from conditions that directly affect muscles in the neck, such as fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica, or from uncomfortable sleeping positions. Some people refer to this as cervical pain.
Managing Neck Pain through Chiropractic Care
If you’ve tried conventional treatments and still can’t stop your neck pain, it may be time to consider seeing a chiropractor. While not a cure-all for every type of neck pain, chiropractic care may help certain people by balancing the spine and joints to relieve pressure on nerves that causes pain.
The nervous system is the body’s communication center that helps coordinate all of our organ functions, including the musculoskeletal system and the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems. It also determines how we feel both physically and emotionally.
A variety of specific spinal adjustments not only allows normal blood flow to return, improving organ function, but it also frees up motion in the affected area allowing an improved range of motion. When this is done correctly and with frequency, it will help reduce or eliminate your symptoms while increasing overall performance for healing & recovery from injury-related pain.
Trained Germantown Chiropractic experts at Yentz Family Chiropractic will carefully examine your spine for any misalignments causing nerves to become pinched. It’s important to note not every case is guaranteed relief from discomfort after treatment, but many patients find that regular visits to a chiropractor can help significantly.
It’s also important to note that not every type of neck and back problem will require an adjustment, so be sure and talk to a chiropractor about what your treatment options are.
A good starting point is visiting Yentz Family Chiropractic, where you can get an exam with no obligation or cost since they’ll have staff and physicians available who can at least determine what’s causing your pain before giving you any advice.
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