Chiropractic Care can Help You Find Neck Pain Relief
Auto accidents, repetitive strain injuries, and staring at a smartphone or computer for a long period of time can put strain on the neck causing misalignment. Once the neck pain starts, it can be difficult to resolve without treatment of some kind. At Andersen Chiropractic Health in Champaign, IL, our team can help you get the relief you're seeking with gentle, yet effective chiropractic techniques. Here's a look at why neck pain happens and how chiropractic care can help.
What Is Neck Pain?
The neck, also known as the cervical spine, has multiple ligaments, tendons, and muscles that work with each other to help you move. When these soft tissues get irritated or inflamed, you can feel sensations like sharp pain, stiffness, tenderness, soreness, and pain that radiates around your neck and upper body. You may also have limited motion of your neck.
Another cause of neck pain is pinched or trapped nerves. The nerves get involved when the soft tissues are inflamed, or when the vertebrae is putting pressure on the nerve root. A trapped nerve can make it difficult to move your head in certain directions because it delivers a shock when pressed upon.
Various Causes of Neck Pain
With more people working from home, neck pain is on the rise because most people don’t pay attention to their posture in the comfort of their own homes. The act of looking down at a smartphone also puts pressure on the soft tissues and neck vertebrae. Whiplash from a car accident is another cause of neck pain. Repetitive motions that result in overuse of the neck muscles can create a stiff neck. All of these conditions can be helped by our staff with chiropractic care.
How a Chiropractor Helps You Find Relief from the Pain
Chiropractic care for neck pain relief involves using gentle adjustments and stretches that seek to release trapped nerves, loosen stiff muscles, and release the restrictions caused by tight tendons and ligaments in the neck. During treatment, the chiropractor seeks out the main area of involvement, but also looks for other areas that have been affected by the neck pain. Releasing all of the impacted tissue through chiropractic technique is effective and reduces the dependence of painkillers for relief.
Call Us Today for Help with Neck Pain Relief
Contact us at Andersen Chiropractic Health in Champaign, IL, for an evaluation of your neck pain with our chiropractor. Chiropractic care can help you find the source of your pain and prevent it from worsening. Don’t let your pain hold you back. Call us to see how we can help!