Natural Neck Pain Relief Without Drugs at Your Belmont Chiropractor
Every year, millions of men, women and even teens seek relief for chronic neck pain and related symptoms like headaches, arm pain and pain in the upper back. It’s not surprising; after all, your neck is surprisingly complex, comprising bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and other tissues, and a problem with any of these structures can result in significant pain.
While many doctors prescribe long courses of pain medications to treat the noticeable symptoms, the underlying cause of neck pain often goes untreated and undiagnosed. As a top-ranked Belmont chiropractor, Full Motion Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to neck pain relief, using hands-on techniques to determine the cause of your painful symptoms, followed by focused, state-of-the-art neck pain treatment options to address the root cause for long-term relief without relying on drugs.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Lots of factors can cause neck pain, and understanding the cause is the key to long-term neck pain relief. Most neck pain is related to disc problems liked a slipped disc or a herniated disc that compresses the nerves as they exit the cervical (upper) spine on their way to your arms or upper back. This type of pain has a special name - cervical radiculopathy - and it’s the same type of pain that occurs in sciatica, which is caused by a compressed nerve in the lower back.
Muscle strain is another common cause of neck pain. When muscles are strained, they can become irritated and inflamed, and sometimes, they can tug on your spine bones (vertebrae), causing nerve compression as well.
Both muscle strain and disc-related problems can be caused by issues like:
- traumatic injuries, including car accidents, sports accident and slip-and-fall accidents
- poor posture
- repetitive bending and lifting
- carrying heavy or uneven loads
- spending a lot of time hunched over a computer or smartphone (sometimes called “text neck”)
Other times, underlying issues like arthritis, spondylosis or spondylolisthesis can also cause pain and related symptoms in and around the neck.
Because the nerves that provide sensation in your arms, hands and shoulder exit your spine in your neck, some types of neck pain can be accompanied by pain, tingling, numbness and even muscle weakness in these areas as well. Many people with chronic neck pain also suffer from recurrent headaches that can take a significant toll on your daily routines and on your quality of life.
Safe, Effective Neck Pain Treatment
At Full Motion Chiropractic, neck pain treatment starts with a hands-on evaluation of your neck to pinpoint where your pain “begins.” Most patients benefit from a spinal adjustment to relieve nerve compression and its symptoms. Massage can also play an important role in stimulating circulation helping your body get rid of toxins associated with inflammation. You’ll also learn gentle stretching techniques and steps you can take to improve your own habits that may be contributing to painful symptoms. Most importantly, your treatment will be based specifically on your needs.
Put an end to your neck pain. Call us today!
The first step toward eliminating your neck pain is to schedule an appointment with Full Motion Chiropractic. As a respected Belmont chiropractor, Dr. Harry Wong is skilled in natural neck pain relief, offering a patient-centered, holistic approach that can help you relieve your symptoms and prevent them from recurring. To find out what’s causing your neck pain and how to treat it, call Full Motion Chiropractic at (650) 365-7775 and schedule an evaluation today.