Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, non-drug treatment for neck pain that may be caused by injuries, arthritis, or disc degeneration. Spinal adjustments can help improve motion, reduce pain, and relieve stress and tension on the nerves to help you move better, heal better, and feel better. People often find that other symptoms that are commonly associated with neck pain – like headaches, shoulder and arm pain, and TMJ pain – also improve with chiropractic care and rehabilitation.
There are many possible reasons that you may be having neck pain.
Posture — how you sit, stand, and move (or don’t move!) throughout the day can fatigue and strain muscles, ligaments, discs, and nerves in your spine. When muscles get fatigued, they tend to feel tight and stiff. Tired, tight neck muscles can also lead to headaches, shoulder, and arm pain in some cases.
Whiplash — Whiplash is the common term for strains and sprains of muscles and ligaments in your neck. This often happens after an auto accident, sports injuries, or falls that cause head trauma or concussions. Neck injuries can also cause symptoms like pain, stiffness, headaches, brain fog, and vertigo. Whiplash symptoms can show up even weeks and months after an injury!
Determining the causes of neck pain starts with understanding your health history and daily habits. Dr. Morrone will evaluate your strength, mobility, and nerve function to help you understand why you may be hurting, and work with you to find safe and effective treatments to help you heal.