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Neck Pain

You have probably heard of the expression “You’re a pain in the neck.” The often quoted saying is more of a lighthearted way to poke fun at someone, but neck pain is not a laughing matter to the millions of Americans suffering from the common ailment. If you suffer from neck pain, rest assured you are not alone in suffering from the sometimes excruciating throbbing and stinging sensations. As the most mobile part of the spine, the cervical spine receives plenty of jolts each day to produce potentially debilitating health issues. Dr. Gillis and his team of highly regarded chiropractors cannot stress enough the importance of receiving a prompt diagnosis and undergoing a comprehensive treatment plan to treat neck pain.

What Causes Neck Pain?

For our team of licensed chiropractors to treat neck pain successfully, we need to learn about what is causing the pain. Our game plan involves treating the underlying cause of the pain, not dispensing a few ibuprofens to temporarily diminish stiffness and throbbing around the neck.

The list of suspects causing neck pain starts with muscle strains. Think about the times you have swiveled your neck to see something like you swivel a chair to look into someone’s eyes. The sudden jolt to the neck muscles can strain the muscles and if left untreated, morph into a debilitating lifetime medical problem. Aging joints are another possible cause for neck pain, especially for professionals that have toiled in jobs for years that required intense physical labor. Aging joints come in contact with each other to produce acutely painful friction. Compressed nerves press against each other to send hot, stinging sensations throughout the neck and down the spine.

If you believe your neck pain is the direct result of an injury, do not hesitate to contact Perry Chiropractic Health Center to seek immediate medical treatment.

Numerous Symptoms of Neck Pain

Whether you feel dull prolonged pain or sharp stinging sensations that come and go, you most likely suffer from a type of neck pain that requires immediate medical attention. However, neck pain is also associated with several other symptoms.

  • Muscle tightness
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Difficulty moving head from side to side
  • Jaw tightens up
  • Enduring headache
  • Severe migraine headache
  • Burning feeling around the neck
  • Unable to touch your chin to the chest
  • Poor arm movement coordination
  • Inferior posture
  • Tingling sensations
  • Numbness that occasionally disappears

Any of these symptoms that last for more than a couple of days should provide you with the motivation to contact the experienced team of chiropractors at Perry Chiropractic Health Center. Many neck pain symptoms conceal more serious medical issues that demand immediate diagnosis and treatment.

Prevention is Much of the Cure

You might have read that prevention is better than the cure. Well, an active lifestyle is capable of preventing the development of neck pain symptoms. However, some neck injuries are the direct result of active lifestyles, such as participating in contact sports. Our team of accomplished chiropractors encourages daily exercise, whether you decide to walk for 30 minutes at a moderate pace or ride dozens of miles over hilly terrain on a bicycle.

We recommend our patients stretch their muscles as a warm up routine before performing more strenuous exercises. You should understand your physical limits by trying not to overexert yourself. Many of our patients work jobs that require extended stints of sitting down. If that is the case for you, try to get up at least one time an hour to move about the room. Chin tucks and extending your neck are two simple exercises you can perform anywhere to prevent neck pain. Do you know about the habit most people have of cradling a cell phone between the ear and shoulder? Hold the phone in a free hand.

Finally, scheduling regular appointments with Dr. Gillis or another member of our highly rated chiropractic team helps prevent the onset of neck pain.

Prepare to Discuss Neck Pain

After you schedule an appointment with Perry Chiropractic Health Center, we suggest you prepare to answer one or more of the following questions:

  • What caused your neck pain? Was it an obvious injury or a less obvious cause such as constant movement of neck muscles?
  • When did the neck pain begin?
  • Did the neck pain start as a dull, aching sensation?
  • Do you suffer from frequent migraines?
  • Have you ever been in a car or a job-related accident?
  • Do other parts of your body feel numb and/or sore?
  • Are there specific types of neck movements that trigger pain?
  • Do you sit down most of the day?

Non-Invasive Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain

Within the health care industry, there is an increasing awareness that cost-effective, non-invasive neck pain treatments are the preferred methodology for addressing the often debilitating medical condition. At Perry Chiropractic Health Center, Dr. Gillis and his skilled team of chiropractors offer a wide variety of neck pain treatment options, including muscle manipulation, physical rehabilitation, and soft tissue therapies.Contact Perry Chiropractic Health Center today to receive an initial consultation that will determine how we treat your neck pain.

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