You may have injured ligaments, tendons, muscles or bones due to any physical activities in the past which may lead to neck pain. Symptoms in the arms can include numbness, tingling, cold, aching, and “pins and needles”. Your chiropractor will evaluate your spine as a whole because other regions of the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) may be affected as well. If you are suffering from neck pain and stiffness and what you’ve tried at home hasn’t helped, then you need to get in to see the chiropractor. Through highly-skilled, gentle Chiropractic spinal adjustments, physical medicine, and spinal decompression techniques, our patients are able to get back to and enjoy normal, active and pain-free life.
For neck pain in particular, chiropractic neck adjustments, called cervical manipulation, loosen up the joints of the cervical vertebrae in the neck, and this can reduce pain caused by pinched nerves and muscle spasms. Seeing a chiropractor or engaging in light exercise relieves neck pain more effectively than relying on pain medication, new research shows. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support. Chiropractors and physical therapists offer many of the same services to their patients, including natural, holistic treatments like lifestyle advice and nutrition counseling.