Neck Pain Treatment at our Hiram Chiropractor
Here at Cornerstone Chiropractic in Hiram, GA, we treat many patients for neck pain. This gives us plenty of experience with all of the various causes and chiropractic treatments for the condition. To help you understand the possible causes and solutions, we are providing this information about neck pain in Hiram.
Why Does My Neck Hurt?
In a few cases, you'll already know the answer to this. However, in many cases, it is initially a mystery. Some of the things we typically find in our evaluations include:
- Postural problems. Slouching, letting your head drop forward to text, and cradling a landline receiver between your shoulder and head are all examples of harmful postural habits. All can either put strain on your neck or keep your neck in the same position for so long that it locks up.
- Whiplash. Though this is most commonly associated with car accidents, you can get it from any impact that causes your head to be forced forward and back with too much energy. It's even possible to give yourself whiplash by head banging too vigorously!
- Disc problems. A rubbery disc is present between each vertebra, and as you get older, these lose some of their spring. This can result in bulging or herniation of one or more discs. Not only can the disc itself hurt – it can interfere with nearby nerves and cause pain in them and the body parts they connect to.
- Sprains, Strains, and Other Non-Whiplash Injuries. In many cases, you'll know about these right when they happen, but this isn't always the case. Falls, sleeping in the wrong position, and turning your head too far are just a few things that can strain or sprain your neck without true whiplash being involved.
Can I Avoid Using Drugs for my Neck Pain?
Absolutely. With care from our chiropractors, you won't need to use any opioid drugs or other strong painkillers. Chiropractors use only natural methods to relieve your pain and keep it from coming back.
Do I Need to Have Surgery?
No. Chiropractors use non-invasive methods to stop the pain and help your neck heal.
How do Chiropractors Treat Neck Pain?
Typically, treatment starts with spinal adjustments. By getting all of the vertebrae back into proper alignment, the adjustments relieve improper mechanical stress on your neck's structures, release impinged nerves, and promote healing. Other treatments, such as corrective exercises, massage, and spinal decompression may be performed as well. Which specific treatments you get will depend on the diagnosed cause of your pain.
Schedule an Appointment With Cornerstone Chiropractic Today
To get started on a drug-free, surgery-free path to neck pain relief, make an appointment with a chiropractor Hiram residents trust: Cornerstone Chiropractic. Our number is (770) 439-7765, and we're in Hiram, GA.