Due to its very flexible structure and its position as the sole support for the head, your neck is susceptible to injury. Everyday activities can lead to neck pain that impacts every part of your life. If you are suffering from neck pain, Dr. Shaw can help determine the cause, and may be able to relieve your pain with a neck adjustment.
Accident and injury: Many types of injuries can cause damage to the neck. Car crashes are the most common cause of whiplash, but falls, blows to the head or neck, or any other accident may result in damage to the muscles, ligaments, discs, or nerves. These problems can grow more painful as tension in the damaged areas causes muscle fatigue. If you experience neck pain within a few days of a crash, fall, or other injury, see Dr. Shaw right away in order to be checked for whiplash.
Posture and movement: Any repetitive motion can be hard on the area of the body that it affects, and the neck is no exception. The cumulative effects of many small movements and stresses can build up to severe neck pain. This risk can be worsened by poor posture which upsets the natural balance of the spine and leads to its own spinal injuries and neck pain. Normal wear and tear: Everyday life can be the cause of neck pain, as normal stress and tension take their toll. Age is also a factor, due to various degenerative conditions that can affect the cervical spine including spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and degenerative disc disease. Any of these conditions, or a combination of factors, can result in serious and chronic neck pain.
TREATMENT OF NECK PAIN
The first step in neck pain treatment is diagnosis. Since neck pain can have many causes, and not all of them can be appropriately treated through chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Shaw will first give you a thorough exam before recommending any treatment. This will include observing your movement and posture, asking about the type of pain you are experiencing, and possibly referring you for X-rays or other tests. After your exam, Dr. Shaw will recommend a treatment plan which may include neck adjustments, stretching, and exercise, and may also include referring you to other medical professionals for possible other treatments including medication. Call our office today or request an appointment online to receive your exam as soon as possible, and experience relief from neck pain.
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