Do you constantly complain of neck pain? Do you find that it is affecting your everyday life? This could simply be a posture issue that derives from bad workplace habits such as leaning or hunching over your workplace desk. Rarely is neck pain a symptom of a more serious problem, so don’t panic. Yet there are ways that you can prevent neck pain, as well as treat it. If you seek chiropractic care in Commack, then Suffolk County Chiropractic is here to help alleviate your neck pain, as well as educate on how to manage and prevent it.
A lot of times you can treat neck pain at home, but if it grows more serious, you should seek out your doctor or chiropractic care. You should seek medical care if you begin to experience numbness or loss of strength in the arms or hands or have shooting pains in your shoulder down to your arms. Other signs and symptoms may include pain that worsens as you remain idle for long periods of time such as during work hours. Also, you may experience muscle spasms or tightness, an inability to move your head, or headaches.
Some common causes of chronic neck pain can include a neck strain or mechanical issue with the facet joints or discs which usually derive from wear and tear on the body. A leading cause of neck pain can be a multitude of cervical spine conditions. These include:
Cervical degenerative disc disease
Cervical herniated disc
Cervical foraminal stenosis
Cervical stenosis with myelopathy
You should seek chiropractic care when the home care is not effective, or the pain persists or gets worse. Our chiropractors can help alleviate neck pain by providing standard chiropractic adjustments. During a neck adjustment, Dr. Papadapoulos will apply a controlled, yet sudden force to a joint, pushing it past the range of motion in which it normally moves. This allows the joints to loosen. Chiropractors can use a technique called cervical manipulation which is used to reduce pain caused by pinched nerves and muscle spasms.
If you suffer from chronic neck pain, don’t hesitate to come to visit us for a consultation! Our chiropractor in Commack, N.Y. can assist you in relieving your pain and give you the pain relief you need.