What to Know About Neck Pain Treatment
Neck pain is a nuisance whether you have it throughout the day when you wake up, or at night. You may have developed pain from an injury or a health condition like arthritis. At Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center, in Huber Heights, OH, we offer natural neck pain treatment provided by our chiropractors Dr. Ted Murdock and Dr. David Miles.
The Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can stem from an injury, such as a car accident or sports injury. Whiplash is also a common cause of neck pain. Whiplash occurs when a force propels your head and neck in one direction and then in another direction rapidly, which damages your nerves and soft tissue.
You might strain your neck from staring at a computer screen or phone all day. Sometimes, you may overuse or overexert a muscle in your neck. It's also possible to experience pain from wear and tear in one of your vertebra or discs in your neck.
Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain
One of our chiropractors in Huber Heights will perform a spinal adjustment to correct the alignment of the discs and vertebrae in your neck. The adjustment relieves pressure on the surrounding soft tissue and nerves and will encourage the injury to heal.
Exercise therapy is another neck pain treatment provided by our chiropractor in Huber Heights. During this type of treatment, the chiropractor will ask you to perform certain stretches and exercises that work the soft tissue in your neck. These exercises gradually increase in difficulty, so you slowly regain function and build muscle in your neck. You encourage blood flow to the area when you exercise your neck. As a result, your tissue in your neck receives more nutrients that can help with the healing process.
Part of your chiropractic treatment for neck pain will also incorporate at-home treatments and lifestyle advice. For instance, our chiropractor will let you know if heat or cold therapy is appropriate for your condition. In some cases, it might be alternating between hot and cold treatments.
Our chiropractor may also encourage you to improve your posture, so you're not placing additional pressure on your neck. For instance, depending on your habits, the chiropractor may recommend ways you can improve your posture when you work or participate in certain activities. We may also recommend some exercises you can do at home to further assist in maintaining the full motion of your neck while reducing your pain.
Neck pain can make it difficult for you to perform certain tasks. It may hinder your ability to focus on what you're doing. Fortunately, with chiropractic care from Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center, you can find pain relief naturally without having to rely on pain medication or surgery.
Neck Pain Treatment in Huber Heights, OH
If you live in or around Huber Heights and you’re suffering from neck pain, call Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center today at (937) 236-1705. Our chiropractors can help you find the neck pain relief that you deserve.