Chiropractic Care For Neck Pain
Your neck is made up of seven vertebrae, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons that allow it to provide support to your head while maintaining flexibility and a wide range of motion. This movement is important to functioning, but it also makes the neck one of the most injury-prone parts of the body.
Neck injury and pain can be caused by a number of factors like accidents, repeated motions, poor posture and even sleeping on the wrong pillow. As we age, our bodies change and shift and we become susceptible to chronic neck pain caused by degenerative injuries like cervical arthritis. A big problem is – the longer the damage is left alone the worse it tends to get.
Many people think that a problem in their neck will only result in neck pain. However, a neck problem can cause many other symptoms such as headaches, numbness or pain into the arms or hands, neck stiffness, difficulty sleeping, and many more.
Typically, people seeking neck pain relief will turn to medical doctors, but traditional medical treatments can involve prescription painkillers and — in some cases — risky surgical procedures. For noninvasive and drug-free neck pain treatments, consider chiropractic care.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Neck Pain
Patients seeking chiropractic care for neck pain will first be examined by a doctor. Your chiropractic doctor will try to identify the source of your pain to better understand how to treat it. A thorough history, examination, and x-rays (if needed) will be performed on your initial visit. Once the source of your pain has been identified, your treatment can begin. Your chiropractor will perform the appropriate adjustments and treatments based on your individual needs.
Chiropractic care for neck pain is often just as successful as traditional medical treatments without the added risks. Research has shown that patients who have received chiropractic treatment for their chronic neck pain reported significant pain-level improvements over time.
In addition to relieving your neck pain, chiropractic treatment can increase your mobility and flexibility. It will allow you to live a more comfortable, pain-free life.
What to Expect From Thrive Chiropractic Group
At Thrive Chiropractic Group, we’re dedicated to providing long-term solutions to your neck pain problems. We won’t just relieve your pain now — we’ll work to correct any injuries in the spine and help you remain healthy for years to come.
When you arrive for your first appointment, your chiropractic doctor will perform a full exam and medical history analysis. They may also assess your needs with an X-ray scan if necessary. This initial consultation will help us evaluate the causes of your neck pain and plan for the course of your treatment.
At your second visit, the doctor will perform a chiropractic adjustment and note their findings for further exploration. This first adjustment helps us further understand the root of your pain.
The next time you visit us, your doctor will have a plan. They’ll go over all of their findings with you and discuss what they’ve determined to be the best course of treatment to alleviate your pain and address your injury. With your treatment plan in place, you can begin your chiropractic sessions.
Our patients receive extraordinary, customized care from highly trained doctors. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we also provide our patients with stretches and exercises as well as things they can do at home to supplement their treatment and contribute to the healing process.
Schedule an Appointment
If you’re ready to begin treating your neck pain, get started by scheduling an appointment. You can contact us online or give us a call to find out about availability at each of our three locations in Moore, Edmond or South OKC.