Neck pain can significantly affect your life and make it difficult for you to perform normal tasks such as sleeping, eating, bathing, or walking. About half of the people who suffer from neck pain experience it sporadically or as a chronic condition, despite the fact that it can go away on its own.
The cervical spine is not only responsible for supporting the weight of your head but also allows smooth movement. Neck pain refers to any discomfort resulting from abnormalities or injuries in this important region, including muscles, ligaments, nerves, vertebrae, and joints. It's one among many health problems experienced by individuals at some point during their life span.
Neck pain can be an unpleasant, nagging sensation that you feel when bending over or twisting your neck, and it's typically aggravated by moving around, aside from pain. This condition may also be accompanied by muscle spasms, balance and gait problems, numbness and tingling, headache, dizziness, jaw pain, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
Neck pain usually happens due to strained muscles or pinched nerves, which resolves on their own even without medical procedures. Most people benefit from over-the-counter medications for pain, alternating warm and cold compress, and rest. In most cases, the condition resolves after 2-4 weeks but can also take up to eight weeks, depending on the severity.
Conservative treatment of neck pain in Canton Oh is performed by Dr. Brent Ungar at Belden Village Chiropractic & Wellness Center. Chiropractors perform gentle manipulations of the neck called cervical manipulation to loosen the joints around the cervical vertebrae. This approach removes pressures within the muscles and nerves caused by overstretching or herniated disc. Removing this pressure helps the patient to regain comfort and movement around the neck.
Doctors of Chiropractic are not only skilled at pinpointing what's wrong through physical exams and diagnostic tests, but they also know how to treat it. They provide treatment plans that include neck exercises to help maintain a healthy spine and lifestyle.
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore mobility in the joints and fix the source of pain instead of only focusing on the symptoms.
Belden Village Chiropractic and Wellness Center helps patients who are experiencing neck pain. Schedule an appointment with us today to get an initial evaluation and an individualized treatment plan for your neck pain.