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Get Relief From Neck Pain

There’s a reason for the old saying, “It’s a pain in the neck”.  Although neck pain is a common condition, it can make even the simplest movements involving the neck, head, and shoulders extremely difficult.

Mild neck pain can be an annoyance, but if left untreated, it can lead to debilitating pain, headaches, arm pain, and eventually numbness, tingling, and weakness. Understanding the root cause of your neck pain is a crucial step towards finding the proper treatment.

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Symptoms Of Neck Pain

Symptoms of neck pain can vary in severity and duration. Neck pain can be quite severe and last several days or weeks, or your neck pain may be minor and not interfere with your daily activities at all. Either way, it is important to address what is causing your neck pain. Here are some ways patients describe the pain:

  • Neck feels stiff or “locked up” with a limited range of motion
  • Localized sharp, dull, achy, burning, or stabbing pain
  • General soreness or tenderness
  • Radiating pain that starts in the neck and travels to surrounding areas
  • Pain that’s often made worse by holding the head in one place for long periods, such as when driving or working at a computer
  • Muscle tightness or spasms

These symptoms make it difficult for those with neck pain to participate in normal daily activities, reducing the quality of their life.

In order to properly treat neck pain, it is important to understand the underlying condition causing it.

Causes of Neck Pain

There are several factors that could be contributing to your neck pain. During our consultation, we’ll help to identify the underlying cause of the pain. Some of the common reasons for neck pain include:

  • Trauma, such as whiplash.
  • Awkward sleeping position
  • Poor posture – for example sitting for long periods of time at a computer or watching television
  • Repetitive stress
  • Misalignment of the cervical spine
  • Muscle strains and pulls
  • A slipped (herniated) disk
  • Fibromyalgia
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How A Chiropractor in Sioux City in Sioux City Can Help With Neck Pain

Most of these issues are in some way impacted by the alignment of the cervical spine. Many times, when dealing with what seems to be a simple muscle strain or spasm, it is not just a soft tissue injury. In many cases, it is caused by a misalignment of the cervical spine which causes a neck muscle to spasm in response.

Chiropractic care can provide neck pain relief through treatments involving adjustments, massage therapy, and several posture-improving methods. By correcting misalignments in the spine, patients typically find relief and it helps the healing process.

After diagnosis, we’ll develop a customized treatment plan to help to reduce neck pain, stiffness, soreness, and improve your quality of life.

What To Expect At Your Chiropractic Appointment

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you may be a bit anxious about what to expect on your first visit. For many, the most important question is going to be will it hurt? We want to assure you that it’s a quick and painless process. It’s always helpful to understand exactly what to expect at your initial visit. Here are some things you can expect at your first appointment:

  • Initial Evaluation
  • Physical Examination
  • Any necessary testing such as motion x-rays or orthopedic testing to determine what is causing you neck pain
  • A customized treatment plan to address your neck pain and your individual needs
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Initial Evaluation

This stage of the appointment is important because treatment is often ineffective without proper diagnosis. We perform an in-depth consultation along with a detailed physical examination and any necessary testing to determine exactly what is causing your neck pain.

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Care

The technique we use is gentle and non-invasive, which makes it a great fit for a wide range of patients. There is no twisting, cracking or jerking of the spine. Our technique allows us to provide scientific and specific adjustments to address your neck pain for long-lasting results!

We also incorporate rehabilitative stretches and strengthening exercises to address any muscular imbalances throughout the body. Our goal is to help our patients achieve optimal results as quickly as possible.

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Post Treatment Care

Some of the recommendations you might get after your session includes:

  • Lifestyle adjustments.
  • Diet changes, addition or removal of certain food.
  • Exercises.
  • Follow-up treatments and recommendations to help reduce the issues over time.

Get The Results You Deserve

Unfortunately, many people let their neck pain go uncorrected hoping that it will just go away on its own. In some cases, it will go away, but the root cause of that problem is usually still there. Over time, that area can become more susceptible to recurrence of the injury, and if the problem is not corrected it can become much more serious. If you are dealing with neck pain, make sure to call now to see how we can help.

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Common Questions Our Patients Have About Neck Pain

Is Chiropractic Health Care Better Than Taking Medications For Neck Pain Relief?

Over-the-counter drugs and similar medications are normally used to treat or get relief from neck pain. You might be using some of these to treat your neck pain, but they do not have long-lasting effects and may still have negative side effects. Chiropractic care is holistic and natural. It targets the root cause of your pain and addresses it, providing long-lasting relief without any of the side effects that pain relievers may have

What Can I Do To Prevent Neck Pain?

Avoid putting your head down and bending your neck in uncomfortable positions for long hours. Always take a break to stretch your neck and adjust your posture. Add a little neck exercise to your routine to keep the neck muscles strong and healthy.

What Happens If I Don't Treat My Neck Pain?

It is possible that neck pain might indeed go away over time on its own without causing much harm. However, neck pain should never be dismissed. In some cases, ignoring neck pain can lead to long-term problems and even irreversible damage.

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The longer we wait to address a problem, the longer it will take to resolve it. The sooner we attend to your health issues, the sooner you will be able to enjoy a happy, healthy, and pain-free life. Please complete this form to begin your healing journey. Or you can call our chiropractic offices at (605) 540-4004.