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Are you tired of popping pills yet getting no relief for your neck pain? Chiropractic treatment offers an effective, completely natural alternative to pain medications. The Chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Quincy, MA, discuss neck pain and explain how chiropractic treatments can relieve your pain.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can occur as a result of an accident or fall, but sometimes you can't trace it back to a dramatic event. Pain can occur if you have poor posture, particularly if you spend most of the day in one position. People who have desk jobs or spend a significant amount of time driving are particularly prone to developing neck pain. It may also occur if you develop arthritis in your neck or develop herniated discs, spinal stenosis or another condition.
Your use of digital devices may also be to blame for your pain. When you constantly look down at your tablet or smartphone, you may develop a painful condition called "text neck."
How can chiropractic treatment help me?
In many cases, neck pain can be traced back to a misalignment in your spine. When your spinal column isn't correctly aligned, your muscles can become tense, which can worsen your pain. Eventually, misalignments can even affect your ability to move your neck.
Chiropractic manipulations help realign your cervical spine, the seven vertebrae in your neck that support your neck. They also help loosen tight muscles and improve your ability to move your neck without pain. In addition to manipulations, massage, ultrasound treatment or electrical stimulation may be recommended when you visit our Quincy office.
Massage also helps relax your muscles and restore normal blood flow. Ultrasound isn't often used to diagnose health problems, but the technology also offers an effective treatment option. Ultrasound waves improve circulation, relax muscles and reduce swelling. Electrical stimulation, a treatment that uses low-voltage electrical currents, also helps improve healing and circulation and may reduce pain.
Before your treatment begins, you'll receive a comprehensive examination from one of our chiropractors. Based on your symptoms and medical history, a treatment plan will be designed to address your specific issues.
Don't let neck pain slow you down. Call The Chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Quincy, MA, to schedule an appointment.
Find out what could be to blame for your neck pain and how chiropractic care in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA can help.
Neck pain is one of the most common ailments, but it doesn’t make it any less troublesome when the issue arises. Neck pain may only last for a fleeting amount of time while other people deal with chronic bouts of neck pain without finding the proper relief. If you are in need of a way to combat your neck pain, it’s time you saw one of our Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA chiropractors.
Causes of Neck Pain
Here are the most common issues that could be causing your neck pain:
Bad posture: Do you hunch or slouch at your desk all day long? If so, then neck pain seems like a very likely possibility for you.
Your computer: Do you spend hours staring at a computer? While this certainly can’t be good for your well-being, it’s also bad for your neck, especially if the screen sits too high or too low.
Sleep habits: While it might not always seem like we get to spend as much time in bed as we would like, how we sleep certainly affects how our body feels. Any time you fall asleep in an awkward position for your body, you risk issues such as neck, shoulder or back pain.
“Text Neck”: How many hours would you say you spend playing on your phone or tablet? Probably a lot more than you want to admit. But if you are spending hours each day with your head down and your neck crunched staring at this little device, you better believe your neck is going to revolt at some point.
Strained Movement: Ever quickly turn or jerk you neck the wrong way? Twisting and stretching can strain, sprain and even tear the muscles.
So, what can your chiropractor in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA do to alleviate your neck pain?
Through chiropractic adjustment, also referred to as spinal manipulation (or in this case cervical spinal manipulation), we can manipulate through gentle, controlled thrusts, certain areas of the spine that are out of alignment and could be causing this pain and discomfort. The goal of spinal manipulation is to reduce pain and improve both function and range of motion. Other therapies to consider include massage, therapeutic heat/cold application and certain stretching/strengthening exercises.
If you aren’t sure how to eliminate your neck pain, turn to Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Inc. in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA today.