There are many common causes of neck pain that have people experiencing moderate to severe discomfort. Our necks are extremely fragile and susceptible to pain and injury because they’re connected to our cervical spine.
Neck Pain Causes
First, neck pain is one of the top reasons patients come
- Osteoarthritis – This joint disorder causes patient’s cartilage at the ends of the bones to wear down. It also forms bone spurs that reduce joint movement. When this disorder affects the spine, patients will often experience stiffness, tenderness, and pain in their neck.
- Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease– When the elasticity and height of your intervertebral discs reduce over time. This can damage a disc. When this happens, patients often begin feeling neck stiffness that radiates down to their arms. More extreme cases will involve numbness and weakness.
Related: Degenerative Disc Disease
- Repetitive motions – This can cause an imbalance in your spine that causes your neck to overcompensate. Sitting in an office all day or doing certain physical activities over and over again can cause an imbalance in your spine. Therefore, that causes your neck to overcompensate. This will cause your muscles to become tense, causing pain and stiffness.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Taking care of your neck is important to living a healthy lifestyle. If you are experiencing neck pain, our professional team will create a specialized plan for you. It is very likely that we will perform neck adjustments to improve your range of motion and reduce pain and stiffness. You will begin to feel much more relaxed after the first treatment and we will be sure to provide you with other rehabilitation exercises you can perform at home. Our chiropractors care about your health and want you to get back to your daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.