Neck pain can be a minor discomfort or interfere with your daily life. If you have trouble turning your head without feeling pain, it’s also dangerous to drive. You have to look over your shoulder to check traffic sometimes. Or you have to look to the sides. Chiropractors can alleviate your neck pain by adjusting the spine and recommending any other treatments that may help. For example, we sometimes teach our patients corrective exercises to help them treat their backs from home. Corrective exercises can improve the effectiveness of spinal adjustments by 30%-40%.
How Does a Chiropractor Help with Neck Pain?
When you come to our clinic, our chiropractor asks you a series of questions, conducts a physical exam, and takes X-rays in order to diagnose what’s causing your neck pain. As long as the problem can be treated with chiropractic adjustments, the chiropractor will then create a chiropractic treatment plan for you. If a neck fracture is the cause of your neck pain, you’ll be referred to another specialist.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems, including things that seem minor. For example, sitting for extended periods can cause problems in the spine. You’ve probably heard by now that sitting isn’t good for you, and it’s true. Many people develop forward head posture, which strains the neck, when they work at a computer.
Other possible causes behind neck pain include repetitive movement, falls and blows to the body or head, poor posture, obesity, stress, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis. Whatever the cause may be for your neck pain, our chiropractor Dr. Lido Petrucci will explain the situation to you and offer a mixture of lifestyle and chiropractic suggestions to help you alleviate the pain.
What to Expect When You See a Chiropractor
When you see a chiropractor for neck pain, they will ask you questions about your symptoms and possible remedies you’ve tried. Examples of questions they may ask are:
- Does the neck pain travel to any other part of the body?
- Does anything make the pain worse?
- When are you in the least amount of pain?
- Have you been in a car accident recently?
- A chiropractor will also conduct a physical and neurological exam in which they evaluate your posture, range of motion, muscle strength, and range of motion. They check for muscle spasms in the back too.
Chiropractic services help with neck pain by adjusting the cervical spine and any other areas of the spine that may be misaligned. Additional treatment options may be recommended too, such as massage therapy or performing correctional exercises. At La Grange Chiropractic in La Grange, Kentucky, our goal is to help you return to your original lifestyle pain-free. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs and preferences.
Call us at 502-225-3816 to learn more about our chiropractic services, our resident chiropractor, and how we can help you eliminate your neck pain.