Neck Pain Treatment in Mill Creek

Dr. Belinda Eddy and Dr. Ewen Macaulay DC

Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

Neck pain can be the result of a sudden traumatic injury, such as a car accident, or a blow to the head. In addition, it could also be caused by chronic strain from activities like long-term computer or cell phone use or poor posture. An awkward sleeping position might also lead to neck pain.

Treating neck pain depends on the underlying cause. Conventional treatments may involve physical therapy to strengthen muscles and improve posture, medications to reduce inflammation or pain, and in some cases, surgery.

Chiropractic care is a useful alternative treatment for neck pain that can be used in conjunction with other treatments. Chiropractors use hands-on techniques such as spinal manipulation and soft tissue therapy to help relieve tension and improve mobility in the area. Chiropractic neck adjustment is often used to relax muscles, improve the range of motion, and reduce pain.

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Symptoms of neck pain

Here are some common signs that could mean you have neck pain.

  • Neck pain and stiffness.
  • Decreased range of motion. 
  • Headaches. 
  • Tenderness in the shoulders, upper back, and arms. 
  • Fatigue. 
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms. 
  • Dizziness.
The tissues in the neck that can cause pain include bone intervertebral disc facet joint spinal cord nerve roots tendons and ligaments muscles forceful injuries can cause overstretching and tearing of tissues. 

Temporary Pain Relief For Neck Pain

If you’ve hurt your neck recently, start with ice for the first 72 hours to reduce swelling. After that, switch to heat or try both heat and ice. Heat relaxes your muscles and helps with blood flow, aiding the healing process. Here are simple ways to find relief:

  • Apply ice wrapped in a cloth for 15-20 minutes
  • Use a warm towel or heating pad on your neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Alternate between heat and ice to find what works best for you
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Stay well-hydrated to promote overall muscle health

Just let your pain guide you – if things don’t improve, it’s a good idea to talk to a healthcare professional for more help.

Chiropractic treatment for neck pain

Chiropractors offer effective, non-invasive methods to relieve neck pain and enhance overall well-being. They employ specific techniques to address misalignments in the spine, which often contribute to neck discomfort. Here are some common methods which include:

  1. Spinal Adjustments: Chiropractors use precise manual adjustments to realign the vertebrae, which are like the building blocks of your spine. This helps reduce nerve irritation, promoting proper functioning. It’s a bit like getting your spine back in the right order, so everything works smoothly.

  2. Soft Tissue Massage: Imagine your neck muscles getting a soothing massage. Chiropractors use gentle techniques to knead and release tension in these muscles. It’s like giving your neck muscles a chance to relax and let go of built-up stress, promoting better blood flow.

  3. Stretching Exercises: Chiropractors may suggest specific exercises to improve your neck’s flexibility and strength. Think of it as giving your neck a mini workout to make it more resilient and less prone to pain.

  4. Lifestyle Advice: Chiropractors offer helpful tips on posture, how you sit at your desk and other daily habits. Small changes can make a big difference, preventing future neck issues and supporting your long-term neck health.

  5. Postural Advice and Ergonomics: Chiropractors provide guidance on maintaining proper posture and ergonomics, especially in daily activities and work settings. Addressing these factors helps prevent strain on the neck and supports long-term relief.

Chiropractic care focuses not only on immediate relief but also on addressing the root causes of neck pain. By combining these techniques, chiropractors aim to restore balance, alleviate pain, and promote a healthier, pain-free neck.

Chiropractic treatment for neck pain

At our Mill Creek chiropractic clinic, our chiropractors are highly trained to work with the spine and musculoskeletal system, allowing them to accurately diagnose the cause of your neck pain. Chiropractic care is an effective form of treatment that can be used on its own or in combination with other therapies like physical therapy, acupuncture, or medications.

Our Chiropractors utilize different methods to manipulate the spine and reduce muscle tension. This helps with inflammation, pain, and mobility. Chiropractors can also use massage, heat or cold therapy, ultrasound or electrical stimulation among other techniques. At Vital Chiropractic Center, we also offer lifestyle advice to help patients prevent future neck pain through things such as corrective posture exercises and nutritional counseling.

The goal of these therapies is the restore function with an emphasis on improving strength, flexibility, and endurance. Pain should be treated early and intensively.

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Do not ignore your Neck Pain, it can become worse overtime. It’s important to consult with the doctor and understand the root cause of Neck Pain.

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Dr. Belinda Eddy
Doctor Of Chiropractic