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Neck Pain Treatment

Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain

Learn more about chiropractic treatment for neck pain with Northside Chiropractic, the best chiropractor in Grand Rapids, MI. Here you will learn more about what causes neck pain, how we can treat it, and more about the benefits of chiropractic treatments.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Your neck consists of seven small vertebrae called the cervical spine. These vertebrae can misalign for multiple reasons. If you’re experiencing neck pain, this misalignment causes the affected joint in your cervical spine to set off unwanted sparks of pain or numbness and limit your range of motion.

Neck pain can be

  • Acute or sudden pangs
  • Chronic or long-lasting
  • Dull aches that become sharper if you move

Neck pain may develop from circumstances that include

  •   Whiplash injuries
  •   Injuries from falling
  •   Poor posture
  •   Aging
  • Spine and bone disorders
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Scoliosis

The above examples are merely a few of the myriad possibilities contributing to recurring neck pain. Some issues are temporary, like when you sleep in an awkward position. Many of the conditions listed above are painful, long-term neck pain examples.

Your neck, or cervical spine, is vital for your overall health and happiness. If you experience neck pain, schedule a chiropractic consultation and examination to ensure that your upper spine is in good condition.

Chiropractic Examination for Neck Pain

When scheduling your first appointment, be prepared. Speak openly with your local chiropractic professional to focus on the root of the issue. Share your health history and any circumstances possibly contributing to your neck pain.

By sharing your health history, you will help your chiropractor determine if any potential issues are preventing them from treating you. Chiropractors treat patients by understanding the complete background. When you share specific aspects of your lifestyle or work conditions, you are helping them visualize the movements that may affect your spine involving soft tissue.

Common circumstances can include

  • Work posture
    • Sitting at a computer desk
    • Standing for long periods
    • Looking upwards for long periods
  • Work posture
    • Sitting at a computer desk
    • Standing for long periods
    • Looking upwards for long periods
  • Work posture
    • Sitting at a computer desk
    • Standing for long periods
    • Looking upwards for long periods

Your chiropractor may use an x-ray to help see your spine more clearly. In some cases, you may need to undergo an MRI. Some manual therapies may be suggested. Follow your chiropractic provider’s guidance to ensure you experience the best results from your upper cervical care plan which might include therapeutic massage.

Effective Chiropractic Treatment Options

Chiropractic care offers pain relief and is a non-invasive and safe option for individuals of all ages. Despite what you may hear, a chiropractic adjustment, especially those using high velocity low amplitude techniques, is safe for infants, toddlers, elderly adults, and pregnant women too! Your chiropractor will use proven techniques to correct issues and relieve pain.

There are many methods and tools that your chiropractor can use to address the cause of your pain. Some of the standard chiropractic treatments chiropractors use may include soft tissue techniques:

  •   Traditional upper cervical chiropractic adjustment
  •   Spinal manipulation
  •   Traction therapies
  •   Therapeutic exercises and stretches
  •   Posture practices
  •   Therapies using alternating warmth and cooling
  •   And additional techniques as appropriate

Overall, the goal of chiropractic care is to correct the alignment of the spine to improve your health. Any misalignment in your cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine can cause significant and widespread pain, plus other issues.

By bringing your spine back into its naturally aligned and optimal state, your body will function more efficiently. After multiple visits and consistently following the advice of your chiropractic care professional, the pain symptom will reduce or cease altogether.

Benefits of Professional Chiropractic Care

Are you curious about how chiropractic care can benefit your health overall? You may be surprised to find that spinal alignment impacts every system of your body.

The cervical spine is critical because it has a very close relationship to the brainstem. Because your spine protects the entirety of your spinal cord and the bundles of nerves within your nervous system, chiropractic care can improve or reduce unwanted symptoms, including experiencing neck pain:

  •   Migraines and severe headaches
  •   Trouble with mental clarity
  •   Unrestful sleep
  •   Lethargy
  •   Poor immune system
  •   Chronic and acute pain
  •   Issues with digestion and bowel movements

For some individuals, chiropractic care can minimize dependence on pain relievers and help individuals prevent the need for invasive surgeries. Chiropractic care is a viable, specialized alternative proven to impact your health in a positive and meaningful manner.

Grand Rapids Family Chiropractic Center

Northside Chiropractic in Grand Rapids, MI, focuses on the structural approach to chiropractic care. Your spine is a significant part of the foundation for your overall health, and we know how to use the most effective treatments, including manual therapies, to restore your spine’s alignment to its natural state.

Call Northside Chiropractic at (616) 951-1635 to request your first appointment for chiropractic treatment for neck pain.

Dr. Dustin McIver

Dr. Dustin McIver is a husband, father, and artistic Chiropractor. His creativity and passion for helping others to heal, live and evolve naturally is his driving purpose as well as facilitating a space for healing.

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