At Chiropractic Health Care Center of Hamden, Dr. Bryan W. Barry has provided residents of Hamden, CT, with natural and effective chiropractic care for many years. This includes neck pain treatment. Read on to learn more about the relationship between chiropractic care and neck pain.
The Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain is a common issue. Most often, it is caused by poor posture which is due to being hunched over a desk for most of the day. Neck pain can also be caused by manual labor. Osteoarthritis may also cause neck pain. At times, it may even be caused by a more serious condition or be due to an injury, such as an auto accident.
While you should never ignore neck pain, you might need immediate care if the neck pain comes with numbness, shooting pain in the arm or shoulder, or if you experience a loss of strength. When experiencing any of these issues, seek the immediate care of a physician. While chiropractic care can help, it is best to check with your physician about these types of symptoms in case you require additional or alternative care.
Treatment of Neck Pain
There are different types of treatment for neck pain, and our chiropractor may choose one or multiple treatment types to decrease or eliminate your neck pain. These treatments include:
Cervical Manipulation: This is when a chiropractor adjusts the neck to loosen up the vertebrae. Cervical manipulation is often used to treat muscle spasms and pinched nerves. This is the preferred method of many as there are no medications involved and no surgery. The goal is to restore mobility in the neck.
Neck Exercises: At times, there may need to be stretches done for your neck or even neck-strengthening exercises. This will often be explained by the chiropractor and is something that you can do regularly at home.
Make Your Appointment Today!
Don’t let neck pain wreck your quality of life. We are here to help you treat, reduce, and hopefully eliminate your neck pain so that you can enjoy your life pain-free. Call (203) 288-2821 for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bryan W. Barry.