Although we often use the phrase “pain in the neck” to describe annoying or uncomfortable situations, neck pain is not a joke and should be taken seriously. The level of sensitivity connected to the tendons and ligaments that run through your neck creates an environment that is vulnerable to strain and injury. Because of this, neck pain is extremely common and affects 1 in 10 people throughout the United States, most of whom are women between the ages of 18 to 64 years old. Common symptoms include:
Stress is gradually applied to your discs, vertebrae, and muscles over time with age. This type of stress can eventually create or lead to the development of other conditions, such as arthritis or chronic neck pain. Though light, controlled stretching or strengthening exercises can help relieve neck pain, meeting with one of our experienced Jonesboro Chiropractors for regular adjustments is the only way to ensure that your current condition does not lead to long-term or permanent damage.
If left untreated, neck pain often progresses over time, becoming more painful and susceptible to injury. Those who live more sedentary lifestyles are more at risk for developing neck pain than those who remain physically active throughout their life. If you have recently been involved in an accident or you’ve been suffering from neck pain and aren’t sure whether or not you should see a Chiropractor, consider the following circumstances. If you can relate to at least one of the situations, it’s time to schedule a consultation with one of our Chiropractors:
Talking to one of our experienced Chiropractors about your current condition is a great way to ask any question you may have, while also getting the opportunity to learn more about your condition and available treatment options. There are a variety of ways that we treat neck pain and all of them are completely void of harmful side effects and invasive tactics.
Although there are a wide variety of factors that can cause neck pain, some of the more common catalysts are:
Minor to major neck injuries can occur from falling a short distance to getting rear-ended at a traffic stop. Some of the more common injuries that can lead to chronic neck pain if left untreated by a professional Chiropractor include:
Common illnesses that can cause neck pain include:
In cases where neck pain is caused by some type of body mechanic issue:
Our team of experienced Chiropractors can treat your immediate pain, while also addressing the root causes of your injury so that you never experience some type of relapse later in life. You can schedule a consultation meeting by calling us at (404) 602-0387.