Neck pain is common and can significantly affect your quality of life. At Makefield Chiropractic and Wellness Center, in Newton, PA, we offer personalized treatment that can reduce your discomfort and improve your overall health. Prior to visiting us, learn more about neck pain and how chiropractic care can help below:
What Causes Neck Pain?
It is first important to understand the structure of the neck. The neck is also known as the cervical spine and has 7 vertebrate and ligaments that support your head and provide movement. When any of the components are compromised, you may experience neck pain. You may also feel stiffness and have por range of motion, pain with movement, and even headaches.
Neck pain can occur due to a variety of causes, such as midsegments, an injury, or moving your neck incorrectly. Conditions like arthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease can also cause neck pain. You may also feel discomfort in your neck from poor posture, spending too much time looking at your life, weak stomach muscles, and obesity.
How a Chiropractor Can Treat Neck Pain
Chiropractic care can be highly beneficial for neck pain. When you visit us, our chiropractor will first perform a physical exam and discuss your medical history with you and symptoms with you to determine the root cause of your discomfort. Then, we will create a treatment plan that can help reduce your pain. Some treatments we utilize for neck pain include:
Misalignments in your neck or spine can commonly cause neck pain, which can be corrected with a chiropractic adjustment. In addition to pain relief, you'll have a better range of motion and increased blood flow. Proper alignment allows your body to function normally, which also reduces your risk of future injuries.
Our chiropractor may recommend therapeutic exercises as part of your neck pain treatment plan. We will show you how to do the exercises in the office and you will continue performing these at home. The exercises can strengthen weak muscles, relieve pain, and increase flexibility and range of motion.
We may also recommend lifestyle changes. Since lifestyle factors are often a cause or contributing factor, implementing lifestyle changes can help you find relief. You may need to start an exercise program, improve your posture, or spend less time on your electronic devices.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you have neck pain that is affecting your daily life, let our team at Makefield Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Newton, PA, help. We offer chiropractic treatments, such as chiropractic adjustments and corrective exercises, to eliminate your discomfort and improve your overall health. To schedule your first appointment, contact us at (215) 860-9660 today!