Neck pain is a common annoyance, and if not always curable, it is treatable.
This particular kind of pain can be caused by a variety of things, including bad posture; muscle strain; pinched nerves; personal injury such as an auto accident; arthritis; a sedentary lifestyle; joint sprains; or disc injuries.
In most of these cases, the neck is achy or stiff, and you may experience an uncomfortable prickling sensation with certain movements.
One of the experienced Conyers Chiropractors at AICA will perform a complete evaluation to determine what is causing your pain, looking for areas of tenderness, testing your range of motion and flexibility, and studying your walk, posture and spinal alignment.
Once the source of your neck pain is determined, a personalized treatment plan can be prescribed that may include any number of differing techniques.
Cervical or spinal manipulation is a standard treatment option for neck pain in which the practitioner relaxes the joints of the cervical vertebrae to reduce pain caused by muscle spasms and pinched nerves.
In trigger point therapy, direct finger pressure is applied to a sensitive point of the muscle to release tension.
For neck pain resulting from whiplash or some other kind of sports or personal injury, therapeutic improves circulation to the injured area and lessens the related pain and discomfort.
One of the best treatments for neck pain is prevention.
Maintaining good posture, following the exact mechanics when lifting heavy objects, and engaging in regular exercise to strengthen your muscles will improve your chances of mitigating or preventing neck pain.
If you are involved in a car accident or some other kind of incident that causes Whiplash, schedule an immediate appointment with AICA Conyers to prevent long-term damage.
The symptoms connected to Whiplash often do not appear until several days or weeks after the accident took place. This means that even if you feel well and don’t seem to be injured, you still need one of our Chiropractors to follow through with a complete examination.
Contact our Conyers Chiropractic clinic today by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at 404-602-0386.