Neck pain can come from a number of sources. Muscle strain can occur in the neck from poor posture or osteoarthritis resulting in pain throughout the neck and shoulders. Misalignment of the spine can also contribute to neck pain along with numbness, tingling, or loss of strength in the arms and hands. Auto accidents, sports injuries, or slip and fall accidents can all cause or worsen neck pain. If you are experiencing pain that gets worse when you hold your head in one place, muscle tightness and spasms, limited range of motion, or headaches contact Dr. Wubante to discuss your symptoms.
When a patient comes to Dr. Wubante with neck pain, he will take a medical history report and discuss what current habits and lifestyle details may be contributors to the pain itself. The chiropractor may test the range of motion, to see how far you can move your head forward, backward and side to side. They will also check for tenderness, numbness, and muscle weakness.
Neck pain typically involves the spine or the muscles and soft tissues that support it, as well as nerves that travel through it. Because chiropractic care is focused on treating issues affecting the musculoskeletal and nervous system, it can be an ideal solution for both acute and chronic types of neck pain. Chiropractic treatment for neck pain may involve different techniques, including spinal adjustment to help realign vertebrae and discs and relieve nerve compression, deep tissue massage to release trigger points in the shoulder and upper back, physical therapy, acupuncture and lifestyle guidance to improve posture and other activities, as well as other techniques. Each plan of treatment will be focused on the unique needs of the patient for optimal relief of symptoms.
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