Neck Pain Treatment
Chiropractic care from our neck pain chiropractor in Middletown, Ohio, is a safe alternative way to improve your pain and increase range of motion. Your neck pain treatment options at Chiropractic Associates Inc. can include cervical adjustments and other non-invasive therapies. Continue reading to learn more about natural neck pain treatment.
Neck Pain Causes
The neck houses the cervical spine, which provides support and mobility for the head. Neck pain can occur from a problem with the spinal bones, disc, or nerves, or the surrounding musculoskeletal structures such as the muscles.
Acute neck pain causes include neck injury or trauma, repetitive motion, sleeping in an awkward position, and poor neck posture. Common injuries include whiplash or a blow to the head. Poor posture includes hunching the neck forward or looking down at your phone for a long period of time. These activities can stress the joints or strain the muscles and tendons in the neck.
Chronic pain (pain lasting more than 12 weeks) is usually associated with these cervical spine conditions:
- Bulging or herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal tumor
Neck Pain Symptoms
The pain can range from a dull to excruciating persistent or intermittent pain. Pain may radiate to the shoulder blade, arm, or hand. Other symptoms include soreness, stiffness, headache, and neck instability. A pinched nerve usually triggers numbness and tingling (cervical radiculopathy). It can be hard to ignore the pain, especially if you are unable to concentrate or have difficulty turning your head.
Neck Pain Treatment in Middletown, Ohio
Many of our patients come to us for expert neck pain treatment. Some of them complain of unbearable pain and ask to be treated right away. However, we need to diagnose your condition before personalizing your treatment plan. A physical exam, range of motion test, and spinal x-ray are routinely performed to determine the underlying cause of the pain.
Once we figure out the problem, we may recommend cervical adjustment, spinal decompression, and wellness therapies. Dr. Houchin or Dr. Crites can adjust your spine. Adjustments are done by manipulating the vertebrae to bring the spine back into alignment. Non-surgical spinal decompression is a painless way to stretch the spine and reposition a herniated or bulging disc.
Both techniques remove the pressure on the nerve, relieve joint restriction, and provide a healing environment. They also reduce pain, radiculopathy, improve motion, and restore neck function.
Massage therapy and corrective exercises are wellness therapies that help relieve muscle pain and strengthen the joints and muscles. You may also benefit from nutrition and lifestyle coaching, which helps enhance overall well-being.
Neck Pain Relief From Chiropractic Associates Inc.
Contact Chiropractic Associates Inc. if the pain is bothersome, unbearable, or persist past 12 weeks. We will be happy to schedule your appointment for neck pain treatment at our Middletown, OH, clinic. Call 513-422-7776 today.