Neck Pain – How to Fix it by Dr. Ron Repice
Chiropractic is an approach that aligns the spine and joints to relieve neck and back pain. It does not involve medication, an important consideration for many people, since all drugs do have side effects.
Chiropractic & Your Neck
People experiencing neck pain often turn to chiropractic care for help. Most people, once they try us, swear by our care. People at this office keep saying the work we perform not only relieves their pain, but also often addresses the source of their aches, twinges, and throbs. There are about 8 percent of American adults and 3 percent of children who actually have chiropractic care to treat their pain, according to a recent survey.
That’s a higher percentage than those who use other alternative therapies like yoga, massage, and acupuncture. We want anyone, even your friends to know that our care does work on neck pain, so it’s something you should take seriously.
Chiropractic: How Neck Pain Is Treated
The word chiropractic is from the Greek words for hand (cheir) and action (praxis) — practitioners primarily use their hands to treat muscle, joint, and nerve pain by adjusting the spine and joints.
Adjustments involve me applying controlled forces to a joint(s), pushing the joint so it moves normally. This loosens up joints that move poorly or painfully due to tissue damage or scarring caused by either trauma or repetitive stress. Your neck will move better, feel better, and be better once you start care and give your body time to adapt to the changes that are going to start to happen in your body. An example of trauma causing neck pain is whiplash, (from a car accident, even a fender bender) while a repetitive stress injury could be from consistently poor posture. I don’t know if you’ve ever looked at your family’s posture, but most people have what I would call a lousy posture. Not good.
For neck pain in particular, chiropractic neck adjustments, called cervical adjustments, loosen up your joints of the cervical (neck) vertebrae, and this can reduce pain caused by pinched nerves and muscle spasms. We use our hands and some specialized adjusting techniques to help your neck get relief and move better so the vertebrae can get back into alignment.
Don’t wait if you have neck pain. Call the office today, schedule your appointment and we’ll find out why your neck pain, stiffness and tightness is causing you discomfort and pain. Remember, drugs cover up the symptoms, they do not get to the root cause of your problem.
Dr. Ronald M. Repice