Neck Pain and Chiropractic – Can chiropractic help my neck pain?

You may be asking yourself that and the answer is yes, or very likely. Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective at helping both acute neck pain and chronic neck pain. Acute neck pain may be felt as a sharp pain in the neck, and you may not be able to turn your head. This type of pain may come from a trauma such as a car accident, work accident or fall. Cervical disc issues can also be a cause of neck pain that can come on quickly. Chiropractic care can provide immediate relief in many cases of acute neck pain. Restoring the natural alignment of the neck can quickly reduce pain, muscle spasm, and increase range of motion.

Chiropractic care is also very effective in the treatment of chronic neck pain and stiffness. Long standing spinal issues may arise from past injuries to the neck. For example, a fall or car accident, even if there was not much pain at the time of the injury, can be a cause of chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain can also arise from poor posture and sedentary work, such as sitting at a desk working on a computer. Chiropractic adjustments help to keep the joints working properly in the neck, reducing neck pain, muscle tension and increasing function.

The vertebrae in the entire neck are supported by muscles, ligaments and tendons, that once injured, may heal with scar tissue, which then can decrease the function of the neck, and be a cause of ongoing neck pain and stiffness.