Does your neck hurt while bending, turning, or looking back as you put your car in reverse or change lanes while driving? Do you wake up at night or in the morning with neck pain?
Your neck should not give you pain or stiffness during normal activities. If it does, it may be due to muscle strain, poor posture, over-use, thin discs, or poor function of the spinal joints in the neck.
If it’s determined that your neck pain is caused by problems with the nerves, muscles, or joints of the neck, chances are good that you can get relief from chiropractic care. Chiropractors help resolve neck pain through the use of gentle spinal adjustments, muscle therapy, stretching, or coaching on proper use and strengthening of the neck.
Many neck problems are caused by long-term wear and tear such as poor sleep posture or long hours in front of the computer. Sudden neck injuries such as falls or whiplash can cause severe pain and may result in permanent problems if prompt, appropriate treatment is not applied.
Neck pain can also lead to other problems, such as radiating pain, numbness or tingling in the shoulders, arms, hands or through the base of the skull.
If you are experiencing neck pain or stiffness, get an opinion from a Doctor of Chiropractic to find out if chiropractic can help you.