Chatham Chiropractic Clinic In Chatham, IL Offers Neck Pain Relief
Neck pain is a common problem that affects millions of people each year. Often, the discomfort is minor and transitory, but sometimes, it can become a chronic problem. At Chatham Chiropractic Clinic in Chatham, IL, we offer a variety of treatments to relieve neck pain and improve function in the upper spine.
Types of Neck Pain
You may strain a muscle during athletic activities. You may develop a spasm in the muscle. Sometimes, you may develop headaches, related to neck dysfunction. Whiplash, often the result of an auto accident, can cause neck pain, headaches, tingling in the arm, headache and dizziness. The facet joint of the spine can become displaced. A pinched nerve in neck structure can lead to pain. In some cases, a problem in another part of the body, such as the heart or jaw, can be displaced to the neck.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Simply sleeping in a funny position can leave you with painful neck spasms. Degenerative disc disease in the upper spine can cause neck pain. Cervical spondylosis caused by normal wear and tear on spinal discs can occur. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can result in damage to spinal bones. Spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the opening in the spinal column, can lead to nerve pain.
Neck Pain Treatment
Manual adjustment of the upper spine helps to re-align structures in the neck, to relieve pain and promote healing. It can also eliminate pressure on nerves that cause painful symptoms. Corrective exercise helps to strengthen muscles that support the upper spine and neck. Nutritional therapy promotes healing and improves strength. Massage therapy can help to stimulate circulation in muscle tissues to promote healing and to restore normal function.
Preventing Neck Pain
You can take steps to ensure that you protect delicate neck structures. Use a pillow that provides support for the natural angle of your neck. Sleep on your back as much as possible. Keep your computer screen at an angle that avoids neck strain. Limit texting and looking at your cellphone screen. Take time to stretch your neck and shift your neck to different positions. And try to maintain good posture throughout the day to avoid strains on your upper spine.
Call Chatham Chiropractic Clinic for Neck Pain Treatment
Dr. Bryan Taylor uses his knowledge of chiropractic techniques to provide relief from pain and improved function for his patients in Chatham and surrounding Springfield, IL areas. We offer a range of methods to help resolve physical injuries and problems. Contact Chatham Chiropractic Clinic today at (217) 483-1551 for an appointment to discuss your neck pain and learn about treatments that can help.