If you suffer from frequent neck pain, you know that it can have a significant impact on your daily life. Whether the pain is caused by injury, nerve problems, or poor posture, seeing a professional can help you find relief. At Motus Integrative Health, we take a personalized approach to finding a treatment plan that works. Our Highland neck pain doctors will work with you to not only understand the cause of your pain, but take steps to correct the issue.
According to the Mayo Clinic, neck pain is a common condition, often caused by muscle strain throughout the day. Craning your neck at work, slouching, or carrying a heavy bag with shoulder straps are just a few of the things that might cause neck pain. The way that you use technology can also have a negative impact on your spinal health. If you work at an office or find yourself frequently using a smartphone, it’s easy to develop poor posture that contributes to discomfort. To prevent neck pain, try to remind yourself to stand straight when scrolling on your phone and avoid hunching over to reach the keyboard and mouse.
While poor posture is one of the most frequent culprits behind neck pain, it can also be associated with other conditions. Worn joints, nerve compression, injuries, and diseases like arthritis can also be behind your symptoms. If you find yourself frequently reaching for pain relievers to combat an achy neck, it might be time to see a doctor for a diagnosis.
When you see one of our chiropractors at Motus Integrative Health, we’ll discuss your symptoms with you and start by performing a physical exam. When done by a trained professional, chiropractic care is considered safe. Many people turn to a chiropractor for pain relief that doesn’t use additional surgery or medication. In fact, one study cited by the American Chiropractic Association found that people who saw a chiropractor were as much as 64% less likely to receive an opioid prescription than patients who didn’t.
Once your neck pain has been diagnosed, one of the most common techniques employed by a chiropractor is what’s referred to as an “adjustment.” With an adjustment, your chiropractor will apply controlled force to the affected area to help improve your range of motion and reduce stiffness and pain. An adjustment may also be performed for other types of pain, like back or joint pain.
While neck pain can often be prevented by improving your posture and habits, it can sometimes be the result of underlying conditions like arthritis. Seeing a chiropractor is one way to get to the bottom of your pain and take steps to relieve it without additional surgeries or medications. To learn more about how Motus Integrative Health’s neck pain doctors can help, contact us today for a free consultation at one of our offices near Highland.
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