Suffering with Neck Pain?
You know the old saying, “It's a pain in the neck”? Well, when you live with neck pain long enough, you know it’s important to find the best chiropractor in Howard County. Neck pain can make even the simplest of movements involving the neck, head, arms, shoulders, and back excruciatingly difficult. It can lead to headaches and difficulty using your body. Immobility resulting from neck pain can cause the muscles to become weak and to degenerate over time.
Understanding the root cause of your neck pain is a necessary step towards acquiring the treatment that will be effective in both short and long-term recovery. The following article looks at the causes of neck pain and explains how Morrison chiropractic care can be a useful alternative to conventional treatments.
Neck Pain Treatment in Howard County
Although the neck is a relatively small area of the body, it is comprised of some complicated structures which do the important job of holding your head up. The small size of the vertebrae of the neck allows for a lot of mobility but can also make the neck more vulnerable to injury and pain. Some of the causes of neck pain include:
- Trauma, such as whiplash
- Sports injuries
- Sleeping position
- Poor posture
- Repetitive stress
- Computer neck
- Abnormalities in the bone structure
- Joint issues
- Muscle strains and pulls
Most of these issues are either caused by, or impact, the function of the spine. When muscles in the neck go into spasm, the spine can develop restrictions. When the spine has restricted joint mobility, the nerves and surrounding muscles become irritated and can cause anything from muscle tightness to radiating pain into the upper back or even down one or both arms to the fingers.
Many people let spinal problems go untreated in Howard county. They hope that if they wait long enough the pain will simply go away. In some cases, it will go away, but the joint restriction that caused the problem is usually still there. Over time, that area can become aggravated, and the pain can return. If the problem is not corrected it can become much more serious. Some patients let things go to the point where surgery may be the only option.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Getting you back to normal as soon as possible is our number one goal. Treatment length can vary significantly from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the problem. Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the severity of the injury and how long you have had it. The great news is that it typically takes less time to resolve it than it took to create it.
In the US the amount of people that end up with surgery is staggering, and the low success rate is disappointing. By consulting with a chiropractor, we will zero in on the source of the pain and deal with the cause of the problem. The goal being to avoid invasive surgery.
OUR DOCTORS WILL LIKELY RECOMMEND:
- Joint manipulation to gently restore normal mobility and relieve pressure and pain.
- Therapy modalities to ease your muscle tightness, pain and swelling
- Myofascial Release to remove long standing tightness
- Therapeutic Exercise to restore your mobility and strength
If you are serious about resolving your neck problems, call our team at Morrison Chiropractic today at our Ellicott City or Clarksville location to set up a consultation.