Pain in the neck, headache, and neck tension all stem from subluxations of the neck. Whether caused by tension or an injury, patients shouldn’t ignore these symptoms.
Dr. Colby Giles at Luxxey Chiropractic in Tempe, Arizona, can help patients reduce their neck pain and restore normal mobility and function to the neck through gentle chiropractic treatment.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain almost always occurs when the vertebrae in the neck are pulled out of alignment. This can happen for many reasons, including:
In each of these instances, except osteoarthritis, trauma or tension pulls on the vertebrae in the neck, pulling them out of their normal alignment. This can stop the normal flow of messages through the nervous system, causing pain, numbness, headaches, tingling in the arms, and localized swelling and inflammation.
When should a patient see Dr. Giles about neck pain?
Most neck pain stems from a chiropractic condition. Even pain that comes from a known injury has an underlying chiropractic cause. If you’re experiencing neck pain, you need to get it checked out by Dr. Giles.
What can a patient do to help with neck pain?
Patients can use ice packs on the neck to reduce inflammation. They can also focus on their posture to ensure they aren’t making their neck pain worse by adding tension to the neck. None of these at-home treatments are a substitute for chiropractic care, but they can help.
How can a chiropractor help with neck pain?
Dr. Giles is specially trained to detect and treat neck injuries. After an initial consultation including x-rays to determine the location of the problem, Dr. Giles will gently adjust the vertebrae of the neck and spine to put them back into proper alignment.
Chiropractic adjustment involves the manipulation of the affected joint to put it back into its rightful place. This isn’t painful, though some patients experience mild soreness after treatment for a few hours. The result is faster healing and a conservative approach to managing and treating neck pain without medication.
After improving the alignment of the neck. Dr. Giles will work with patients to use therapeutic exercises to improve posture and strengthen the neck to help keep the spine in the proper alignment. Dr. Giles will also assist patients with changes they can make at work to reduce the risk of additional neck injury. For more information about treating neck injuries naturally through chiropractic care, schedule an appointment with Dr. Giles at Luxxey Chiropractic.