Most people deal with neck pain at some point during their lives. While neck pain is a common ailment, it's far from one that should be overlooked. Neck pain can range from mild to severe and can be so profound that it disrupts your daily life. At Harmonious Living Chiropractic Fitness & Wellness Center our chiropractor is an expert when it comes to treating neck pain.
Why Neck Pain Happens
People experience neck pain for several different reasons. For some, it is just something that happens due to the aging process or as a byproduct of daily life. Others experience an actual event that causes pain.
Getting older is often met with conditions such as degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, or spinal stenosis, a condition that narrows nerve passageways in the spine.
Some have life circumstances that contribute to their neck pain. Posture issues, obesity, and even weak abdominal muscles can lead to pain and stiffness in the neck. Stress is also a big factor. Emotional tension can go straight to your neck and shoulders.
Accidents and Injuries
Having something specific go wrong after a car accident or an injury sustained through a sport is also a common cause of neck pain. Whiplash is especially common and occurs most often in car accidents or contact sports when a sudden motion causes the head to "whip" back and forth very quickly, creating a wide range of issues from muscle fatigue to damage to spinal discs or nerve roots.
How a Chiropractor in Your City Can Help
If you are experiencing neck pain for any of these reasons, seeing a chiropractor in your city is an increasingly popular and effective option for finding neck pain relief. Your exact neck pain treatment will depend on a number of factors, including how long you have experienced pain and whether that pain radiates toward your head or shoulders.
At Harmonious Living Chiropractic, our chiropractor will check your spinal alignment, perform physical and neurological exams and may call for other tests, such as an MRI, X-ray, or CT scan to check for nerve damage or if a disc has become herniated.
With a better idea of what is going on with your pain, our chiropractor may use cervical manipulation in order to restore range of motion and may supplement the care with massage, rehabilitative exercises, or suggest lifestyle alterations to prevent reinjury.
Contact us at Harmonious Living Chiropractic Fitness & Wellness Center in Lanham, Maryland or Laurel, MD at 240-264-6372.