Although chiropractic care is often associated with back pain, those suffering from neck pain can also benefit from chiropractic treatment. Many of the same therapies which are beneficial for back pain are also beneficial for neck pain. At Renton Center Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, serving Renton, WA, we make it our aim to help you deal with pain issues with a drug-free approach to help you find true healing. Keep reading to learn more.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain can have many causes. One of the most common causes of sudden onset neck pain is whiplash. Whiplash is a type of injury in which the neck is jarred suddenly by harsh movement. When the neck is suddenly jarred, the many muscles and tendons in the neck can be damaged. This tension will cause spasms, which can be quite painful.
A common cause of neck pain is complications with the discs in the cervical spine. Extreme pressure or repetitive neck movement can cause spinal discs in the cervical neck to herniate. This condition causes not only neck pain, but symptoms of pain, weakness, and tingling throughout the upper body.
Stress can also be a factor in neck pain. When we are under stress, we tend to tense our muscles and clench our jaws. If this continues for extended periods of time, it can result in muscle spasms in the neck. These spasms can be quite painful.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Spinal adjustments are a great place to start with neck pain treatment. Spinal misalignments result in pain and inflammation, which can manifest symptoms in many different parts of the body. Starting with spinal adjustment is a great way to establish a baseline for further treatment. Some patients find that spinal adjustment alone is sufficient to alleviate their neck pain issues.
Massage therapy is also very beneficial for neck pain. If the muscles of the neck are in a constant state of spasm, massage therapy will be able to loosen those muscles so that you can experience pain relief.
Give Our Chiropractor a Call Today
To learn more about our services, contact us at Renton Center Chiropractic and Massage Therapy. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule you an appointment. Our number is (425) 226-7061.