At MindBody Med of Seattle, we see and treat many patients suffering from neck pain caused by both lifestyle and injuries. Many patients have tried multiple therapies for relief including seeing many different doctors, trying treatments, and still have no relief from their neck pain. These traditional therapies include neck braces, spinal decompression, medications and narcotics, surgical consults, or even surgeries. Chiropractic care can eliminate the root cause of neck pain through adjustments and education and more difficult and invasive treatments can be avoided.
As a noninvasive and drug-free alternative to common chronic neck pain treatments, chiropractic adjustments help address the underlying issues associated with many neck problems. We can help you with some of the most common causes of constant neck pain.
- Constantly Looking Down
- Improper Posture
- Herniated Discs
- Sitting Too Much
- Muscle Disorders
- Repetitive Motions
Treating The Root Of Your Neck Pain
The seven vertebrae in your neck are supported by ligaments, muscles, and nerves that surround and connect to the lower half of your torso. Neck pain can be part of a damaged sciatica region, which can run all the way down to your feet and toes. Inflamed and torn muscles can cause debilitating neck pain. Chiropractic care can help to uncover and address these issues so you can recover both your flexibility and quality of life.
Acute Versus Chronic Neck Pain
Acute pain is usually sharp and severe and has a sudden onset. When there is a sharp pain in your neck, that is something to take seriously. Acute neck pain comes from injuries related to car accidents, sports, falls or anything that impacts your neck. Acute pain can happen years after the actual injury but is often times misdiagnosed because the primary cause is not remembered.
Acute pain varies in sharpness and longevity and may require chiropractic help. Your body will do its best to heal naturally, but sometimes the underlying problem re-creates and issue every time the area is aggravated. This is when acute neck pain can lead to chronic neck pain.
Chronic neck pain sets in after the initial neck injury has healed. There are many manifestations of chronic neck pain such as a reduced range of motion or mobility, muscle spasms, and overall lack of energy. Because of the increased pain and discomfort and strain on your body, chronic neck pain can lead to psychological manifestations of the chronic pain such as depression, anxiety, and anger. All of these problems lead to a lower quality of life.
Little Habits Can Also Cause Big Discomfort
Sometimes we end up sleeping in an awkward position and wake up with a stiff neck and headache. Reading on small devices in a downward position can lead to a neck injury commonly referred to as “tech or text neck”. Due to the strain they place on our bodies, these little habits can lead to painful and even permanent damage as well.
Chronic Pain Relief With Chiropractic Care
Whether your acute neck pain is due to personal habits, a car accident, or your work, a chiropractic adjustment and plan of action can often help alleviate your symptoms by treating their root causes. We can also teach you ways to correct postures while sleeping, sitting at a computer desk, standing at work, and reading on small digital devices. Help is here.
Neck Pain Treatment In Seattle
If you have a stiff neck, stabbing neck pain, or tender muscles that start in your neck and radiate down your shoulders, arms, and fingers, then a great way to find relief is to schedule a chiropractic appointment with us at MindBody Med in the city of Seattle. Call us today and finally find relief from your neck pain. Our Washington staff looks forward to helping you heal from the inside out so that you can live your fullest life.