Neck Pain Treatment
Cervical Manipulation | Neck Pain Chiropractic Care | Mount Pleasant, SC
Neck pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages. For those with chronic conditions, neck pain can be a persistent annoyance throughout the day and can really immobilize a person who is suffering from it. If you are dealing with bad neck pain, don't wait until the issue gets worse. Call our chiropractor in mount pleasant, South Carolina - Coastal Carolina Chiropractic at (843) 284-2273 or just walk in and we would be happy to evaluate your particular neck pain issue. We provide same-day appointments and chiropractic adjustments on the first visit.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can be caused by many different things but one of the most common causes of neck pain is poor posture. When you are sitting in a chair, your head should be straight, with your chin tucked in. You should not have to crane your neck to see anything. In this day and age, working on a computer at a desk or constantly checking social media on a smartphone is putting a lot of strain on the neck. With that being said, be cognizant of your posture when doing these activities.
Another cause of neck pain is sleeping with the wrong pillow. The wrong pillow can cause neck pain because it can put pressure on the front and back of the neck, which can lead to muscle spasms and tension headaches. Find a pillow that works best for you, some need a softer pillow while others need a more firm pillow.
The third reason for neck pain is stress or anxiety. Stress or anxiety can lead to tension in the muscles that surround the spine, which can lead to tightness and pain in the muscles around your shoulders and neck. All work and no play can wreak havoc on our muscles and nerves, find time to decompress from stress and relax.
The last few reasons for neck pain and probably the most serious is from a personal injury causing a pinched nerve or misalignment of the spine from a sports injury or vehicle accident that caused a whiplash. If you have already been to a doctor and the pain is not going away, a chiropractor may be the solution.
How to prevent neck pain?
In certain situations like a personal injury accident, sports injury accident or a vehicle accident, preventing neck pain may be unavoidable but there are some ways to prevent other neck pain issues. Below are a few ways to prevent neck pain:
Maintain good posture: When sitting, make sure your back is straight and you are not hunched over, keeping the head straight and chin tucked in.
Light Stretches: For mobility, it is important to stretch the neck and upper back lightly to create blood flow, circulation and flexibility. These stretches will help alleviate the pain and tension in your neck.
Light Exercises: When the neck muscles are weak, the joints of the neck can't work as well. Strength exercises for these muscles can help prevent neck pain and keep you feeling good all day long.
Avoid prolonged electronic use: The amount of time people spend looking down at screens is a major contributor to neck pain. It's been estimated that people spend an average of 11 hours looking at their screens each day.
How can a chiropractor relieve your neck pain?
If you are experiencing chronic neck pain, it is important to visit a Coastal Carolina Chiropractic. Here are five reasons why:
1. An experienced chiropractor like Dr. J can help with neck pain and headaches by correcting spinal alignment and reducing nerve pressure.
2. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose the cause of the pain and provide the right treatment for each person's unique needs.
3. Chiropractors will provide you with a personalized treatment plan that includes exercises, adjustments, and other treatments that can help alleviate your symptoms while also preventing future episodes of pain from happening in the first place.
4. Visiting a chiropractor will also allow you to stay active without having to worry about your neck condition getting worse or limiting your mobility in any way.
5. Regular visits to a chiropractor could save you money in the long run because they can identify potential problems before they become serious or require surgery
Call Us Now!
Call Dr. J now at (843) 284-2273 to schedule an appointment or walk-in and get an free evaluation and talk about your options.