If you have neck pain, it can take a toll on your overall health. Neck pain makes it difficult to turn, carry weight, sleep, and perform basic activities. Neck pain can diminish your quality of life, but it doesn’t have to be the case. When you visit Downtown Broadway Chiropractic in New York, Dr. Allen will identify the root cause of your neck pain and provide effective chiropractic treatment for long-lasting relief.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Why does your neck hurt? There could be several reasons why your neck is in pain. Incorrect posture may create unnecessary pressure on your neck’s joints and muscles, causing pain and stiffness. Other causes of neck pain include:
- Trauma: Sports accidents, motor vehicle accidents, falls, and slips may injure the joints, nerves, muscles, and bones in the neck. Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when your head jerks back and forth suddenly, overstretching your neck’s ligaments and tendons. As a result, you will experience headaches, dizziness, neck pain, and stiffness.
- Osteoarthritis: This inflammatory disease causes the cartilage cushioning the neck’s bones to wear out. This action causes the cervical bones to rub against each other, resulting in pain and limited mobility.
- Fibromyalgia: This condition causes pain in your entire body, including your neck region.
- Text neck: Staring at digital devices for an extended period may cause your shoulders and neck to be in an unnatural position, leading to pain and aches in the neck.
If you have neck pain that doesn’t go away after a few days, it is time to seek the services of a chiropractor before the condition gets out of hand. Chiropractors are specially trained to handle the root cause of neck pain, to provide long-lasting relief.
How Chiropractors Diagnose Neck Pain
Before creating any treatment plan, the chiropractor will assess your neck pain to determine the cause. We may ask you to move your neck to determine its range of motion. The objective is to pinpoint the exact location of the pain. We will look at your medical history, including any chronic condition you may have. Where necessary, we may ask for x-rays and MRIs to accurately diagnose your neck pain. After a proper diagnosis, we can then create a personalized neck pain treatment plan.
How a Chiropractor Treats Neck Pain
Cervical manipulation is one of the treatments we may recommend to treat your neck pain. We will adjust your neck gently to align your neck joints, relieving pressure on the surrounding nerves. We may also recommend massage therapy and chiropractic exercises to improve your mobility and reduce pain.
Get Neck Pain Treatment in New York, NY
If neck pain has become a part of your daily life, contact Downtown Broadway Chiropractic for pain management with Dr. Allen. We have several natural treatments for neck pain and other conditions. Call our team today at (212) 227-2225 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.