Studies point out that it has been estimated that 75% of Americans will experience neck pain at some point in their life. For years, spinal manipulation has been criticized as being ineffective or providing limited benefits. Meanwhile, ads on TV, in magazines, and almost everywhere you look, show someone reaching for aspirin, ibuprofen, or even narcotics to manage their pain. I think the best way to find out about chiropractic is to ask a friend. I think, someone you know probably has been to a chiropractor and can give you firsthand knowledge. Studies prove chiropractic to be the most effective therapy for muscle strains and aches, pain going down the arms with pain, tingling or numbness. I see people getting better all the time and tell them, “you are going to wish you came in earlier”.
In recent years, between 48% and 60% of adult persons in the United States reported experiencing neck or low back pain in the previous 3 months, or severe headaches or migraines. Neck pain is discomfort in any of the structures in the neck. These include muscles and nerves as well as spinal vertebrae and the cushioning disks in between.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture, wear and tear, abnormalities in the bone or joints, degenerative diseases and accidents/trauma. Most people suffer from headaches, neck stiffness and tenderness, muscle spasms, and shoulder aches. In our office, we will do a complete examination to the cervical spine to determine the cause and set up the proper treatment protocol for each patient. Treatment may consist of passive therapy, soft tissue massage, exercise and/or chiropractic adjustments.