Bottom Line: An episode of neck pain can quickly hamper your everyday activities. Whether you began experiencing pain due to injury, degenerative spinal changes, or poor posture, it can be difficult to think about anything except the pain. It's estimated that 70% of people experience neck pain in their life, but you should know there is a path towards neck pain relief.
Why it Matters: Neck pain can encompass anything from headaches to pain in your arms and hands to an actual pain in your neck. That's because different types of pain indicate different issues. The most common reasons for neck pain are strained muscles and "stuck" spinal joints. Whatever the underlying issue, the one thing they have in common is that they can cause a lot of pain and may have you fearing that you have a more significant issue. Know that with a proper examination, our team can pinpoint the root cause of your pain specifically. Did you know:
The facet joints are the small spinal joints located at the back of your spine that often become fixated or "stuck" which can lead to pain.
Muscle strains can occur as a result of poor posture or even sleeping in an awkward position.
Whatever the cause, proper motion can help to reduce irritation and inflammation and restore your range of motion.
A small adjustment today (literally!) can make big changes in your quality of life. Our expertly trained team is focused on helping you feel and function better, and that often starts with improving your spinal motion. We also make sure to provide you with the stretches and exercises we know are essential so you to continue your improvement from the comfort of your own home. So, if neck pain is getting in the way of you enjoying your life, give us a call. Our doors are open, and we're here to help!
Science Source(s): Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Exercise. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012.