Are you experiencing pain or stiffness around the neck area? You are not alone. Precision Health and Wellness takes you through what causes neck pain and how it is treated. We are a cutting-edge chiropractic care clinic serving Middletown, Odessa, Townsend, Smyrna, Glasgow, Bear, and the surrounding areas.
What Causes Neck Pain?
The leading cause of chronic neck pain is bad posture. Your neck, also known as the cervical spine, supports your head's total weight, on average of about twelve pounds. When you put your cervical spine in a bad position, it is likely to experience pain from the excess pressure. If you repeat this several times, the neck will develop chronic pain.
Neck pain can also result from diseases like meningitis and cancer, osteoarthritis, and various injuries. If you are experiencing neck pain after an auto accident, fall, or diving accident, you should seek treatment immediately; this could be a sign of severe internal injuries.
The Signs Associated With Neck Pain
Here are a few symptoms that you could experience with chronic neck pain:
- Unrelenting pain around the neck area that does not seem to go away. Usually, the pain becomes worse when you put your neck in a particular position.
- Rigidity of the neck and head
- Muscle tightness and spasms
See A Chiropractor
In many cases, neck pains can disappear with just a few home remedies. However, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should see a doctor:
- The neck pain is severe and getting worse by the day
- The pain spreads down to the limbs
- Persistent pain that does not respond to home remedies
- The pain is accompanied by severe headaches and tingling or numbness of the neck
Chiropractic Treatment For Neck Pains
As we have said, neck pain is predominantly caused by poor posture and misalignment of the vertebrae. Our chiropractor conducts cervical manipulations (chiropractic neck adjustments) to loosen up the joints and realign them to the correct positions. Sometimes, discomfort from neck pain isn't just local. Continuous pinching of the nerves can spread the pain to the shoulder and arms. We use Swedish and deep tissue massage therapies to relax the nerves and eliminate excess pressure on the muscles. After eliminating the pain, we will also recommend a few lifestyle changes to ensure that you stay fit longer.
Contact Precision Health And Wellness
Are you looking for quality chiropractic care in Middletown, DE? Contact our team at Precision Health and Wellness today at (302) 449-1555 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Leitzke.