If you are suffering from some form of neck pain, you are not alone. Like low back pain, neck pain is one of the most common complaints and ailments treated by chiropractors. Because the neck (also known as the cervical spine) is made up of an elaborate network of bones, vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that are responsible for supporting the full weight and movement of the head, it is especially susceptible to strains and injuries ranging from mild and temporary to severe.
When to See a Chiropractor for Neck Pain
In most cases, neck pain is usually caused by common factors such as bad posture, osteoarthritis or strains, and can be treated with conservative options such as rest, medication and chiropractic care. When caused by trauma from a car accident or a sports injury, or the result of an underlying spinal condition, neck pain can be an indication of a more serious problem.
Chiropractors provide nonsurgical treatments such as spinal manipulation and manual therapeutic exercises and therapies to help ease and alleviate neck pain and discomfort, including:
Massage and stretching exercises
Gentle spinal manipulation
Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy
According to data collected by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, spinal manipulation, and chiropractic care can be effective in treating neck and low back pain and associated issues such as:
Joint and soft tissue problems
Cock Chiropractic – Neck Pain Specialists
The first step in addressing neck and low back pain is to identify the underlying cause. While managing pain and other symptoms such as stiffness and inflammation with medication can provide temporary relief of pain and discomfort, Cocke Chiropractic specializes in addressing the root cause of your pain with conservative therapies designed to gently improve mobility and alignment in your joints and spine.
Pain in the lower back (also known as the lumbar spine) is one of the most common causes of disability and mobility issues in the United States and around the world, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
As with neck pain, conservative chiropractic treatments such as manual manipulation, massage therapy, heat and ice, physical therapy and stretching exercises, and electrical stimulation are recommended as a first resort over more invasive treatments for managing low back pain.