What’s causing your neck pain?
There are a multitude of neck pain causes. Created from such as the obvious car accident, to a slip on the ice, to the all too often, “I think I slept funny”–the most common ones are:
- Acute injury causing “whiplash”
- Poor ergonomics (work/sleep habits)
- Tight muscles
- Athletic injury
The symptoms created by neck pain are just as many–a few include:
- “Stingers” that run through the arms
- Postural pain and stiffness
- Muscle tightness
- Limited range of motion
Get an exam, get a solution, and get back to your best health.
If you are saying to yourself, “I can’t turn my head,” or are experiencing any symptoms related to neck pain, it is important to have a clinical examination to determine what is causing your pain. Your issues and symptoms are unique to you. The scope of the examination can vary greatly and several approaches are taken to fully understand your pain.
- Detailed health history is obtained to assist in outlining the onset of the pain and also its triggers.
- Vital signs are taken and a general examination is performed.
- Neurological exam of the reflexes, nerve sensation and muscle strength will be done to evaluate involvement of different body systems.
- Orthopedic testing helps to pinpoint the origin of the pain.
- X-rays or MRI’s may be needed if you have a complex case.
Get treatment through the chiropractic adjustment.
Relief begins with the creation of a working diagnosis and a discussion about treatment options available to you. The first priority is always to move you out of the state of pain. Next, the focus is a treatment protocol and overall plan that will give you the tools to manage and resolve your condition. Various treatments include:
Any or all methods can all be utilized in your recovery. A realistic conversation with you will always determine the plan moving forward.
Many factors play a role in a quick recovery, but your understanding of what changes can be made at home or work, will make an invaluable contribution to your continued, healthier self. Educating you, about how to better take care of yourself when you are away from the clinic, is an important difference in Dr. Christie’s approach. Get treatment for your neck pain contact Dr. Christie.
Rolling up a hand or bath towel and placing under the back of your neck while lying flat helps relax neck muscles by restoring the natural curve in your neck.
Here to help in Lexington
Dr. Christie is your friendly, conveniently-located, neighborhood chiropractor. She would love to sit down with you for a free, no obligation consultation. Contact her here or call her now at (612) 384-1644.