After an auto accident injury or a personal injury, it's likely that you'll experience back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain. Unfortunately, neck pain can also occur even if you haven't been involved in an auto accident injury. At Riverbend Family Chiropractic in Destrehan, we consider neck pain to be a severe personal injury. We can help you identify the various causes of neck pain and the most appropriate treatment options.
Neck pain is similar to shoulder pain and back pain, where pressure on a particular muscle can cause neck pain. This pressure is typically caused by certain activities that are regularly repeated, such as poor posture, lifting heavy objects, and overuse of the neck muscles from spending too much time looking down at your computer screen or phone. Eliminating such problems can quickly reduce the pain in your neck.
Injury or Whiplash
Whiplash is a common injury suffered in car collisions that many people don't realize they have until they experience severe neck pain. This type of injury causes the muscles and tissues around the cervical spine to be stretched beyond their normal range, resulting in severe neck and shoulder pain. Whiplash treatment is readily available at Riverbend Family Chiropractic Center. Our treatment will ensure that you receive proper and complete healing, as well as proper rehabilitation of the neck muscles.
Disease or Medical Condition
Neck pain can also be caused by certain diseases or medical conditions, such as arthritis, spinal stenosis, and disc herniation. An accurate diagnosis of any disease or medical condition causing neck pain is crucial for an effective treatment plan. A chiropractor may recommend exercises and lifestyle changes to reduce pain, medications, or surgery, depending on the cause.
Not many people have been diagnosed with a misaligned spine, but it can cause neck pain. This is because when one of your cervical vertebrae is out of alignment, it puts pressure on the muscles and tissues around it, which can cause discomfort and pain. A chiropractor can assess your spinal alignment and adjust it as needed to treat neck pain caused by this condition.
Stress and Anxiety
Finally, stress and anxiety can cause neck pain because when a person is under chronic stress, their muscles become tense and tight, which leads to stiffness and pain in the neck area. Chiropractic care can help in such instances, but you have to manage your stress levels to prevent neck pain from occurring.
Visit Us Today for Neck Pain Relief
At Riverbend Family Chiropractic in Destrehan, we are dedicated to helping you find relief from your neck pain. We offer treatments tailored to meet patients' needs for optimal health and well-being. Contact us today at (985) 307-0977 to learn more about how we can help you find relief from neck pain.