Your neck, AKA Cervical Spine, is the structure that not only connects your head and brain to the rest of your body but also contains important nerves, joints, muscles, and bones to provide stability and nerve communication. This unique network needs to be taken care of to help your body interconnect and stay healthy. Chiropractic care is a natural treatment for chronic neck pain.
How Serious is Your Neck Pain?
We don’t take neck pain lightly so if you are starting to think that your pain is serious come visit our chiropractors. We all have aches and pains here and there whether we are active in our lives or more sedentary. No matter your regime, your neck will experience some kind of strain if it is not in the proper alignment. If you have neck pain that is not improving but actually getting worse, a chiropractor can help. Headaches are also very common but not normal. Unless you are dehydrated or going through caffeine withdrawals, you should not be experience headaches. If the headache is in the back or side of your head it most likely is coming from your neck. Proper alignment, posture and diet can all prevent neck pain and headache, if you have symptoms, that is your body telling you something is not right.
Generally, most neck pain will resolve within a few days or a few weeks. If you are experiencing pain that persists for longer than few weeks and even months, don’t wait any longer. Our team will be able to detect an underlying cause to your pain and treat or prevent if caught early.
Common Causes of Neck Pain:
Neck Pain Caused By An Accident
Accidents of any kind can cause neck pain. If you experience an accident that generated great force to your neck, it could have affected your spinal cord and nervous system. Even if your pain may be minor it can still persist and give you problems later. With all injuries, it is best to treat it early to help the body heal properly.
Neck Pain Caused By Playing Sports
Athletes also are at risk for chronic neck pain. From contact sports like football and hockey to runners and tennis players, your neck is partly what helps your performance and training. With contact sports, your neck is hit with forceful impact and would benefit from a variety of treatments to the injuries. For runners and those who don’t experience such impact, the muscles and ligaments are still working hard and experience wear and tear if you don’t have proper biomechanics and posture.
Neck Pain Caused By An Auto Injury
If you were in a car accident chances are your neck was affected and you could have some range of whiplash. Even if you don’t feel it now, you could start to experience pain in days or even weeks from impact. It is important to get your neck looked at by a professional to ensure that it gets treated properly to avoid future pain and improper healing
Neck Pain Treatment from Top Bay Area Chiropractors
Neck pain can be easily ignored and something that you just don’t want to deal with. If you are experiencing ANY kind of neck pain and are unsure its severity, visit our expert bay area chiropractors for a consultation to find out. Your visit with us will leave you feeling physically and mentally better.
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