For over 100 years chiropractors have successfully treated their patients for neck pain. Neck pain can begin in many ways. Some people hurt their neck from an accident like a fall or a whiplash. Others acquire neck discomfort from a prolonged posture such as doing desk work or sleeping awkwardly. There are those who’s neck pain just starts for no apparent reason.
Neck pain can also be associated with diminished ability to turn the head right and left or look up and down.
A painful neck is a common musculoskeletal complaint that has been found to be both costly and disabling.
A recent research study in The Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, October 2018 found patients receiving cervical mobilization, a method chiropractors may use in treating neck pain, helped improve the patient’s pain as well as improve the ability to more fully move the head and neck.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose the cause of the patient’s neck pain and to safely and effectively treat the underlying cause of the condition. The chiropractic profession has found that most musculoskeletal neck pain is the result of misaligned and/or improperly moving joints of the spinal bones of the neck. Some might refer to this as a “pinched nerve”. A doctor of chiropractic can, skillfully and gently mobilize, manipulate or adjust the area to correct the problem. Chiropractic care is very safe and should be considered for those suffering from musculoskeletal neck pain conditions.