Neck pain is prevalent in a large population. If you are, or ever have experienced stiffness and discomfort in your neck area, you might want to know that you are not the only one suffering through this. Neck pain is very common due to reasons like poor posture and natural wear and tear of our muscles.
There can be many surgical, non-surgical and medicinal treatments of neck pain. Physiotherapy, soft tissue therapy and chiropractic care for neck pain are the most common types of treatments used by patients to gain relief from neck pain.
Technology-heavy lifestyles often make us vulnerable to poor posture. As a result, we very easily develop issues like sciatica, shoulder pain and lower back pain. Poor posture also limits our stamina and physical mobility.
What are the types of neck pain
There is more than just one type of neck pain. It is important to identify and self-diagnose the type of neck pain you are suffering from. We have discussed in detail what different types of neck pain feels like.
- Nerve pain
Pinching, stinging, constant pains in the neck area are often good indicators of nerve pain. Nerve pain occurs in a wide area of your neck and upper back. It is caused by inflammation of the nerves can cause this pain to occur. Since there are several nerves in your neck area, it is possible that pinched and damaged nerves are also causing pain in your arms.
- Herniated discs
Shooting or radiating pain between your neck, arm and often your hand are indicators of herniated discs in your neck. Bending and turning your neck also becomes difficult and painful. Meanwhile, you might also experience radiating pain in your shoulder blades. The most common causes of neck pain of this kind can be extreme lifting that put an extensive pressure on your discs. Aging is also a huge factor that can cause herniated discs. If you have a genetic history of such a condition, there is a high chance that you may experience this neck pain too.
- Facet joint pain
Degeneration of joints in various parts of your body is very common and happens with age. The faucet joints are responsible for the mobility in your neck area. If these joints are worn out, they can cause extreme stiffness and difficulty in movement.
There are several types of arthritis. One common type that occurs in the neck area is osteoarthritis. Neck osteoarthritis occurs in the vertebrae, joint and discs. This condition is also referred to as simple neck arthritis and cervical arthritis. In this type of neck pain, inflammation occurs in the cervical portion, causing impaired functionality and extreme pains.
Loss of coordination between the neck and the spinal cord is an extreme symptom. On the initial stages of the conditions, symptoms may be very little and mild, such as stiffness.
How do chiropractors treat neck pain
By using hands-on manual cervical manipulation, chiropractors can bring about relaxation and loosen up your cervical joints and muscles. Neck pain caused by pinched or damaged nerves and muscle spasms can be treated via chiropractic cervical manipulation.
Moreover, since neck pain is often caused by poor posture, misalignment between your spine and neck can be a serious issue. Chiropractors use spinal adjustment and bring your discs and joints back in alignment with one another. This helps increase your physical mobility and decrease pain.
Chiropractors at Dr. Agha’s clinic use multiple techniques to provide relief from neck pain. They also suggest self-management exercises and stretches to practice at home. As a result, you might not need medicines and surgeries to get rid of chronic neck pain.
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If you wish to learn more about your neck pain and are seeking treatment for neck pain, book an appointment here. Get a thorough consultation and have an expert Chiropractor at our clinic provide you with a personalized neck pain treatment.