Neck Pain Chiropractor
Neck Pain Treatment in Tucker
Neck pain is often the result of an auto accident, sports incident, or excess stress that has built up over time.
If you are experiencing any level of pain, make sure you schedule an appointment to see one of our experienced Chiropractors as soon as possible. Ignoring any type of symptom, regardless of how much pain you are currently experiencing, can possibly lead to long-term or permanent damage.
Our doctors specialize in treating musculoskeletal conditions and can provide a complete examination that allows them to identify the root cause of your injury. From here, they can create a custom treatment plan that aligns with the unique characteristics of your situation.
The Impact of Pain
Did you know that pain affects more people in the United States than any other condition, including diabetes and cancer combined.
According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, over 100 million Americans suffer from some type of pain each year and costs between $560 to $635 billion to treat. The economic impact alone is greater than the costs associated with disability, poor productivity, and missed wages.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Considering the amount of patients our doctors treat, auto accidents are by far the most common cause of neck injuries.
When your neck is subjected to sudden impact that forces it to jerk in one direction, the tendons and ligaments around your neck, upper back, and shoulders can strain beyond their limits and tear. This condition is often referred to as Whiplash injury.
Whiplash is known as a “silent killer” due to how subtle its symptoms are. If you or someone you know has recently been involved with some type of auto accident, make sure you visit one of our Chiropractors immediately.
If left untreated, Whiplash can cause permanent damage to your neck that diminishes your ability to function properly or leaves you completely immobilized.
If you have suffered some type of injury to your muscles, ligaments, discs or joints in the past, your chances of experiencing neck pain significantly increase.
Spinal injuries in particular affect the conditioning of your neck because of its connection with your body’s ability to evenly distribute its weight and balance.
When your the muscles that run throughout your back and shoulder areas are weakened as a result of prior accidents, they can remain sensitive to impact and become susceptible to tearing.
It’s a well known fact that as you get older, your body becomes more prone to soreness and pain because of its inability to completely restore itself.
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Discs
all affect your neck and can lead to the development of other painful conditions if left untreated.
Diagnosing Neck Pain
Although they will look over the specific location of your pain, they will also likely review the condition of your spine to see if there are any signs that indicate some type of misalignment or spasm.
Your doctor will likely ask you a number of questions like:
- When did you first notice any pain?
- What was happening at the time?
- Did you try treating it yourself?
- Has your neck pain spread to other areas of your upper body?
- Does the intensity of your pain fluctuate?
- Do you currently participate in some type of physical activity?
Depending on your answers and the extent of your condition, your Chiropractor may recommend the use of:
- An X-ray
- An MRI
- A Blood test
In order to gain more insight.
From these tests, your doctor will be able to develop a custom treatment strategy that aligns with the specific traits of your condition or injury.
Some of our patients are offered recommendations that focus on adopting a number of healthy behaviors and habits into their everyday routine, in order to compliment your recovery process.
Chiropractic Treatment and Neck Adjustments
The primary focus of Chiropractic treatment is to relieve pain without having to introduce measures that contain some type of harmful side effect or require invasive surgery.
When you visit your doctor at our Tucker office, they will most likely recommend some type of adjustment that helps realign the bones in your neck, as well as alleviate the stress attached to the tendons and ligaments throughout this area.
Cervical Mobilization requires you to lay down on your back so that your doctor can move your neck bones from side to side, up and down in a figure-eight motion.
The purpose of this is to help restore neck mobility and remove particular areas that are considered to be more sensitive.
If your doctor prescribes a Cervical Manual Traction, you will need to lie upright or face down so that your doctor can pull and stretch your neck backwards and forwards.
Cervical Mobilization may also be incorporated in order to help loosen up and relieve constriction throughout your neck.
If necessary, a Cervical Drop may be used in order to help reposition areas of your neck that are especially misaligned.
This technique requires you to lie down on your stomach or side, while your Chiropractor twists your neck or head until everything pops back into its correct location.
Prolonging Chiropractic Treatment Only Leads To More Pain
We are available 24/7 to schedule an appointment with and can make sure that you are seen by a personal Chiropractor within a few days, if not immediately.
Neck injuries like Whiplash are notorious for leading to other debilitating conditions that are both painful and life altering.
Receiving Chiropractic treatment as soon as possible is the only way to relieve you of your immediate pain and ensure that you are not subjected to some type of relapse later in your life.
Some of the services and benefits AICA Tucker offers its patients include:
- Free consultation services with your personal doctor.
- Assistance with finding an experienced personal injury lawyer if necessary.
- Support working with your insurance provider.
- Same-day appointments.
- Walk-in visits.
- Free transportation to and from our offices for those who are unable to transport themselves.
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