Neck pain is an incredibly common, yet debilitating form of pain, with one in three Americans suffering from neck pain at least once per year. Neck pain is never easy to deal with, and it is even worse when neck pain turns from acute to chronic. For acute or chronic neck pain, it is best to get the help of a trained chiropractor. At Milton Chiropractic & Massage, we are here to help our patients find relief from neck pain and other musculoskeletal ailments. With the help of our chiropractors and a few lifestyle changes, you can start feeling better.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Your neck plays an important part in your overall body structure. From supporting your head to helping you feel relaxed, and relaxing your shoulders, there is no movement that you do that does not involve your neck. Therein lies the problem. Many people may have neck pain and not even realize they are living with it until they notice other symptoms. These symptoms include:
- Radiating pain to the shoulder
If you notice these symptoms, chances are you have been living with chronic neck pain for a while. Your neck pain may have been caused by:
- Pulled muscles
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Prior injuries such as whiplash
- Poor posture
- Uncomfortable sleeping positions
How a Chiropractor Treats Neck Pain
Your chiropractor will conduct a comprehensive exam to determine the root cause of your neck pain. Due to the many causes of neck pain, it can be difficult to determine which of these is the culprit.
Our chiropractors are trained in the diagnosis and treating ailments of the musculoskeletal system. After your physical exam, imaging tests, and questionnaires, your chiropractor will determine the cause and create a customized treatment plan. Your plan may include:
- Massage therapy to reduce tension in the upper back and neck muscles
- Spinal adjustments to correct posture or scoliosis that can be responsible for neck pain
- Muscle stretches to reduce inflammation and encourage mobility
- Acupuncture to induce relaxation and alleviate stress
Get Help at Milton Chiropractic & Massage for Neck Pain Relief
Our chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic & Massage are here to help our patients find relief from their neck pain and restore their quality of life. Call our team today at 770-751-9224 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.