Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain Chiropractic treatment for neck pain is a common reason one might seek chiropractic care.Grand Rapids Chiropractors can help with neck pain by returning the system to an optimum state of function. When a system is moving and working correctly, it should not be manifesting in a state of pain and discomfort. What is Neck Pain? Neck pain can be caused by a multitude of factors that can originate from poor posture, slip and falls, or being slumped over a computer for too long. When the muscles of the neck are irritated or constantly working, one might start to experience a great deal of neck pain. This can result in a lack of range of motion and in more serious cases, numbness and tingling into the arm. Is Chiropractic Safe for Neck Pain? Chiropractic care for neck pain is safe and effective for all ages. Like with any modality, there are contraindications for adjusting that will be addressed at the exam. There are many different ways to adjust the cervical spine and we match the adjustment for each individual patient. Bringing the patient closer to a sense of ease is always the best approach before adjusting. For some people that might be staying face down on the table. For others, it might be while lying on their back. Chiropractic for lower back pain or for neck pain is safe and can help individuals find relief from unnecessary discomfort. How Does a Chiropractor Diagnose Neck Pain? A Chiropractor can diagnose neck pain in a variety of ways. Starting with a consultation is the best way to get an understanding as to where to start. The mechanism of injury or how the pain originated can give insight as to the root cause of the problem and not just pain from a possible compensation. At Northside Chiropractic, we have a 3 part nervous system scan that allows us to look past the pain and see what the body is doing and not simply how it is compensating. How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Neck Pain? Chiropractic care can help with neck pain by returning the system to an optimum state of function. When the bones of our neck become fixated and no longer move through their proper range of motion, the body can start to experience aches and pains as well as muscle spasms. The chiropractic adjustment will unlock these segments and return them to their original state. When a system is moving and working correctly, it should not be manifesting in a state of pain and discomfort. Frequently Asked Questions 1. Can Chiropractors Treat Neck Pain? Many people suffer from neck pain and have found tremendous relief through chiropractic care. Depending on how you arrived at your current state, chiropractic treatment may be right for you. Neck pain relief from chiropractic adjustments is made possible by returning the bones of the neck to their appropriate position and thus decreasing pain and tenderness in the area. 2. How Long Do I Need to See a Neck Pain Chiropractor? When a chiropractor is fixing neck pain, it’s important to know and understand where the healing is coming from. The human body will typically require 90 days to move through the healing process. We can not alter the physiological changes that the body must endure when healing itself and our plans work WITH your system and are based on these natural laws. 3. How Many Chiropractic Sessions of Neck Pain Do I Need? A chiropractor can normally eliminate acute pain of the neck in 10 to 12 visits. This rough estimate can get people into trouble! There are many factors and variables that can affect this timeframe and we will give you a game plan as to what you should expect as we move through care. Most people do not arrive at their neck issues overnight and one adjustment will typically not be enough to return back to normal. 4. Should I See a Chiropractor for Severe Neck Pain? Yes! Chiropractic for neck pain has been shown to help many people return to their normal lives. At Northside Chiropractic, our goal is to not only remove the pain but to help your body function as well as it can. Simply a reduction of pain should never be the primary goal but rather a byproduct of care. Depending on the cause of your pain, we can help get your neck feeling right and help you get back to being you!