Auto accident injuries, repetitive strains, personal injuries, and staring at smartphones or computers for a long time can cause your neck to misalign. Once the neck pain starts, it can be challenging to resolve without proper treatment. At Counselman & Wade Chiropractic in Topeka, our team can help you get the relief you need with gentle and effective chiropractic techniques.
What Is Neck Pain?
The neck, also known as the cervical spine, has multiple ligaments, tendons, and muscles that work with each other to help you move. When these soft tissues get irritated or inflamed, you can feel sensations like sharp pain, stiffness, tenderness, soreness, and pain that radiates around your neck and upper body. You may also have limited motion of your neck. If your neck pain is persistent, severe, or accompanied by other symptoms like numbness and headaches, it is time to see us for chiropractic treatment.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
With more people working from home, neck pain is on the rise. Most people ignore their posture in the comfort of their own space. The act of looking down at a smartphone also puts pressure on the soft tissues and neck vertebrae. Whiplash from a car accident is another cause of neck pain. Repetitive motions that result in the overuse of the neck muscles can create a stiff neck. Another cause of neck pain is due to pinched or trapped nerves. A trapped nerve can make it difficult to move your head in specific directions because of the pain or irritation it causes.
How Our Chiropractors Can Help
Chiropractic care for neck pain involves using gentle chiropractic adjustments and stretches to release trapped nerves, loosen stiff muscles, and reduce restrictions caused by tight tendons and ligaments in the neck. During treatment, our chiropractors treat the source of your pain and look for other areas that may have been affected by neck pain. Releasing all of the impacted tissue through chiropractic treatment effectively reduces or eliminates the dependency on invasive surgery or painkillers for relief. Seeking our treatment early on prevents existing conditions from worsening.
Reducing Neck Pain Over Time
How you manage your neck pain is determined by what the cause is. If your neck pain is due to an acute injury, you should be able to recover within a few months. If your neck pain is due to arthritis and other chronic conditions, you may need to see our chiropractors for several maintenance sessions over time. You can also control neck pain by improving your posture, reducing strain on your cervical spine, and keeping your spine in good alignment.
Contact Us for Neck Pain Treatment from Our Chiropractors in Topeka, KS
Contact us at Counselman & Wade Chiropractic for an evaluation of your neck pain. Our chiropractors can help you find the source of your pain and prevent it from worsening. Do not let your pain or spinal disorders hold you back. Call us at (785) 234-0521 to find out how we help patients in and around the Topeka area live pain-free.