Neck pain affects countless adults every day. Luckily, neck pain is treatable, and even in chronic conditions, chiropractic techniques can improve quality of life and reduce symptoms. At MySpine Chiropractic Center in Round Rock, TX, we treat cases of neck pain every day. Our Round Rock chiropractor has the experience necessary treating neck pain to help treat patients with a range of conditions. Knowing what causes neck pain and how chiropractic care can help is an important part of getting the natural, medication-free treatment you seek.
Neck pain can happen for a variety of reasons, including:
Spinal Stenosis. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing where the nerves pass through the vertebrae and can place pressure on the nerves or compress them. Patients often complain of shoulder, arm, and neck pain as well as experience numbness and tingling into their arms.
Degenerative Disc Disease. Degenerative Disc Disease is a breakdown of the overall height of the disc as part of the aging process. This can cause pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots which can result in numbness and tingling to the arms.
Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a common joint disorder that can be caused by obesity, injury, or aging. Osteoarthritis causes joint pain and stiffness in the joint it affects.
Whiplash. Whiplash is a condition commonly caused by car accidents and sports injuries. Also known as neck strain, symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiff neck, dizziness, inability to sleep, irritability, memory problems, tenderness in the injured areas and limited mobility.
Text neck. Text neck is a newly identified condition that can cause neck stiffness and pain. Text neck occurs primarily due to poor posture from looking down at hand-held devices. In addition to causing neck pain, text neck can cause headaches.
Poor posture. Poor posture is a common problem among adults and can contribute to a variety of back problems, including neck pain.
At MySpine Chiropractic Center, we treat neck pain with a variety of natural, non-invasive methods including:
Dr. Dreher applying electrodes for low back pain
Spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is the art of realigning the vertebrae and restoring normal range of motion. Spinal manipulation is generally done by hand through gentle adjustments administered at key locations along the spine. Spinal manipulation helps improve communication between the brain and the rest of the body and reduces pressure on the joints in the back. In some cases, spinal manipulation can have an immediate effect on neck pain.
Muscle Stimulation. Muscle stimulation utilizes electrical impulses to elicit a muscle contraction. This is achieved by applying electrodes to the affected area. Muscle stimulation can help decrease muscle spasm, prevent muscle disuse atrophy, increase local blood circulation and increase range of motion.
Therapeutic stretches and exercises. Performing therapeutic stretches and exercises helps patients strengthen their muscles and improve their range of motion. Performing stretches and exercises on a regular basis can help patients heal more quickly.
Lifestyle advice. Chiropractors teach patients how to avoid neck injuries in the future, and how to speed the healing process by making smart choices in daily life. Lifestyle advice also helps patients improve their own quality of life.
If you’re one of the residents of Round Rock, TX or the surrounding area who suffers from neck pain, now is the time to get treatment for your condition. Don’t let neck pain stop you another day from doing the things you love. Call MySpine Chiropractic Center at 512-906-2682. On your first visit, our Round Rock chiropractor will diagnose your condition and make recommendations for treatment. In subsequent visits (if needed), we’ll use the methods above to treat your pain and improve your quality of life.