Neck pain can be a nuisance for some people. However, for others, this discomfort, especially present with other symptoms, can hinder a person’s ability to move their neck at all. It can make relaxing or sleeping unpleasant or nearly impossible. Rather than suffer through the pain, seek neck pain relief from our Bellingham, WA, chiropractor, Dr. Jeffrey Sather, of Sather Chiropractic Center.
Causes of Neck Pain
Repetitive stress can cause neck pain. For instance, if you’re frequently on your computer, tablet, or phone, it’ll stress the soft tissue in your neck. In some instances, the stress will affect your nerves and lead to pain, numbness, or tingling.
A rear-end auto collision may cause whiplash injuries. Often, it stems from a soft tissue injury to your neck from the impact of an accident. It forces your neck forward, backward, and forward again rapidly.
Sometimes, your neck pain may come from degenerative disc disease or arthritis. Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain that can affect the neck.
These are only some of the reasons why you may have neck pain. Our practitioner will take the severity of your condition, other symptoms, and your medical history into consideration to determine the exact cause of the pain. You may need imaging to confirm the diagnosis or rule out other causes
Treating Neck Pain
How we treat your neck pain depends on the cause and your particular goals. For instance, if it’s an acute issue, our goal will be to help you to heal to the best of your ability. With a chronic condition, our chiropractor will focus on managing your condition and preventing the problem from worsening. Our practitioner will provide treatments to optimize your flexibility and function from either a chronic or acute problem.
One example of treatment is a chiropractic adjustment, centering on your neck. During this modality, our practitioner will improve nerve function and ease the stress of a subluxation on your nearby nerves and soft tissue, thus relieving your pain and possibly promoting healing.
You might find relief from your pain and encourage healing with therapeutic exercises. They stretch the affected area slowly and promote blood flow. The extra nutrients aid in the healing process. Additionally, this treatment can optimize your healing and optimize your function, and flexion. We should note that it’s safe to use with other chiropractic treatments, including those not listed above.
At Sather Chiropractic Center in Bellingham, WA, Dr. Sather offers a variety of natural remedies to help with your neck pain. We can also provide you with lifestyle advice as you heal and for future reference. If you have neck pain, contact us at 360-650-9550 today.