People experience regular aches and pains. Plus, injuries can occur. One place you may feel pain is in your neck. Chiropractic care helps relieve the pain and even treats the underlying cause of your neck issues. At Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, serving Smithtown, NY and the nearby area, we offer natural neck pain treatment tailored to your needs.
Causes of Neck Pain
The causes of neck pain vary based on whether it’s an injury or chronic condition. For instance, if you have pain on a regular basis in your neck, you may arthritis that’s affecting your neck joints. Arthritis is a condition that happens when your joints swell. Most people experience either rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, although other forms exist. Sometimes, people experience chronic pain in their neck as a result of nerve compression. In some instances, a person experiences degeneration, which is when your tissue breaks down. Degeneration arises as a person ages. If you have poor posture, you could have neck discomfort.
Especially as the result of an automobile accident, a person could develop whiplash. It’s an issue that arises due to trauma to the tissue and nerves in the neck. It causes a variety of issues like neck pain and stiffness along with possible nausea, mood changes, and sleep disturbances. It’s possible for you to strain the muscles in your neck as well.
Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain
During your first visit to our office, you’ll come in and fill out your medical history. This helps us gain perspective about your issue and tailor a plan to your specific needs. Then, our chiropractor will evaluate your neck and the range of motion in it. We devise a neck pain treatment plan that may consist of our chiropractor performing an alignment. During this treatment, our chiropractor moves the vertebrae. This helps them realign and reduces any pressure on your surrounding nerves and tissue.
Another part of your care with us could consist of exercise therapy. This particular treatment is comprised of our chiropractor guiding you through exercises to work the muscles and soft tissue in your neck. It helps to increase any problems with the range of motion in your neck. The exercises gradually increase strength and range of motion to ensure your comfort during the treatment.
We believe the only way to optimize your recovery or lessen your pain is to take a multifaceted approach. This is why we provide patient education and lifestyle advice to help manage your pain more effectively and encourage your neck to heal properly.