When you’re in the throes of neck pain, all you can think about is getting pain relief. A visit to our Lake Nona and St Cloud chiropractor can help determine the cause of your pain to see if chiropractic care can help. These FAQs from Joint Maneuvers Chiropractic Center, P.A., explain more about neck pain and the role chiropractic care plays in neck pain relief. For your convenience, we serve residents in Lake Nona, St Cloud, Orlando, and the surrounding communities.
What are some of the causes of neck pain?
Neck pain can be caused by personal injuries such as slip and falls or injuries from auto accidents, sports play, or work accidents. These injuries can cause strained muscles, torn ligaments, or dislocated joints in your neck, shoulder, or back, resulting in pain and inflammation. Whiplash is a common auto accident injury that can result in neck pain. Neck pain can also be caused by poor posture or constantly hovering over your mobile device (text neck).
How does whiplash cause neck pain?
Whiplash pain is caused by soft tissue tears in your neck when your head is whipped forward and back rapidly due to a sudden impact such as rear-end collision. Muscle and tendon damage cause neck strain. Torn ligaments cause neck sprain. Both of these injuries can be painful and result in restricted mobility.
How do chiropractors treat neck pain?
After conducting a thorough physical exam, our chiropractor can determine the best course of action for your neck pain relief and treatment. Chiropractic care may involve a combination of therapies to include chiropractic adjustments, massage, hot/cold treatments, and corrective exercises to help you heal.
Adjustments help correct misaligned structures in your neck and spine that are putting pressure on spinal nerves. This relieves muscle tension and stress to reduce neck pain and restore flexibility and mobility. In addition to adjustments, we may incorporate massage therapy, stretches, and corrective exercises into your treatment plan to promote quicker healing.
Massage therapy helps relax muscle tension in your neck to minimize pain and inflammation. It also circulates blood to your injury to expedite your healing and recovery. Stretches and corrective exercises improve muscle strength and flexibility. Keeping your muscles nimble can help prevent future neck injuries.
How does my lifestyle affect neck pain and injuries?
A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a nutritious diet, proper rest, and good posture can minimize stress, prevent neck pain, and reduce your risk of future injuries.
See Our Lake Nona and St Cloud Chiropractor for Neck Pain Relief
To schedule a consultation for neck pain diagnosis and treatment, contact Joint Maneuvers Chiropractic Centre, P.A., serving residents in Lake Nona, St Cloud, and Orlando, at (407) 498-0222.