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Neck Pain

Neck Pain Affects the Lives of Millions of Americans

Neck pain is a very common ailment that is known as cervicalgia within the medical communities. One of the most common types of pain, this disorder is thought to affect two thirds of the world’s population. Neck pain is a vague term that is used to describe the outward effects of pain that can be being caused by a number of ailments. Back Care Chiropractic treats patients with this type of pain.  One of the most common causes is muscle tightness or weakness in the neck region. Upper back problems are also frequent culprits for this condition. Emotional health problems can lead to neck pain by causing tension in the upper spine. Whiplash, a common injury in car accidents is one of the most common causes of chronic neck pain. Herniated disks and pinched nerves are also common causes. Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, drug free alternative form of medicine. The chiropractic adjustment is considered one of the safest, and most effect form of neck pain relief. Because the upper spine is constantly supporting the head, these are common areas for people to experience neck pain.

Neck Pain is a Serious Problem

Neck pain is often caused by the large number of small joints and muscles in this area that often become fatigued. Poor posture for a long period of time can weaken these areas further, leading to neck pain. Many emotional problems can cause tension in the neck region, leading to pain. Problems in areas close to the neck can also lead to pain. Nerve, airway, and vascular issues in the neck region are common causes for neck pain. Pain in the neck can also be caused by more serious health problems, such as head and neck cancer. Whiplash, a common injury sustained in a car accident, is a form on neck pain that can be long lasting and extremely painful. Chiropractic adjustments are commonly used to treat patients who suffer from whiplash with a high degree of success. This form of treatment is a safe, effective, drug and sugary free alternative form of treating neck pain.

Neck Pain can be Treated with Chiropractic Care

Neck pain sufferers must first be examined by a doctor to determine the underlying causes of the symptoms.  Once the root cause has been established, your doctor will decide the appropriate form of treatment. The most common form of relief for this type of pain is over the counter pain killers, more commonly known as NSAIDs. For more severe cases, a physician will prescribe muscle relaxers, or prescription strength pain killers. Unfortunately for the patients, these chemicals only mask the outward signs of pain, without treating the underlying cause. Medications also tend to have numerous side effects that can damage the body in other ways. Surgery is required in only the most severe cases. Chiropractic care is different. We treat the underlying root cause of your pain, which provides real, lasting relief. Exercise, in combination with chiropractic care, is thought to be the most effect form of treatment for neck pain.

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