Neck pain is a common and often disabling problem with numerous causes. If your neck pain is severe or lasts more than a few days, contact board-certified Quentin Smith, DC, and his team at The $25 Chiropractor in Queen Creek, Arizona. They provide high-quality chiropractic care to people of all ages, swiftly and effectively resolving neck pain. Call the office today or book an appointment online for affordable neck pain treatment.
Neck Pain Q&A
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain may develop for various reasons, including:
Bending over an electronic device or keyboard, falling asleep with your neck bent at an awkward angle, and poor walking or sitting posture are all common causes of neck pain. The pain usually resolves quickly, but repeated occurrences could lead to long-term damage.
Whiplash is a common neck injury, especially in car accidents where forward motion stops suddenly or you get hit from behind. The head snaps forward and back violently, stretching or tearing the neck muscles and tendons.
You can sustain sports injuries whenever you exercise or do anything active. Strains and sprains (including whiplash) are the most common and often occur when the neck vertebrae shift out of position.
Conditions like osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis (slipping vertebrae) commonly occur later in life after years of wear-and-tear. The changes in soft tissues, bones, and discs can result in painful spinal alignment changes.
Excessive tension and stress can also make your neck stiff and sore.
What should I do about neck pain?
Most people with mild neck pain take over-the-counter medications to reduce their discomfort. While these treat pain, they don’t address the cause of your condition.
Resting your neck, applying hot and cold compresses, and correcting your posture can help. However, you should seek medical attention if your pain is persistent or worsens.
How is neck pain treated?
Dr. Smith and The $25 Chiropractor team offer comprehensive care for people with neck pain. Treatments include:
Chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective manual or device-assisted vertebra corrections. Dr. Smith assesses your cervical spine (neck) for misalignments, then uses his hands or a specialized instrument to rapidly thrust the bone and tissues to the correct position.
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