Many people suffer from sore and stiff necks. Perhaps you or a loved one recently got in a car accident. Or maybe you suffered damage while playing sports. Even simple wear and tear can cause neck problems. Fortunately, if someone is suffering from neck pain, they can find relief by working with a chiropractor. Dr. Paul Kang and Advanced Chiropractic & Scoliosis Centers have offices in Fort Lee, NJ, Valley Stream, NY, and Toronto, ON and can address neck pain.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Many different things can cause back and neck pain. Your neck consists of the spinal cord and a variety of muscles and other tissues. If these tissues and bones have been strained or knocked out of alignment, it could cause pain in your back and neck.
One common cause of neck pain is whiplash. If you’ve been in a car accident, the immense forces involved can strain the body. If your bed or pillow isn’t providing enough support, what should have been a restful reprieve can turn into an aching neck or back. Visit Dr. Kang and Advanced Chiropractic & Scoliosis Centers in Fort Lee, NJ, Valley Stream, NY, and Toronto, ON if you want to learn about neck pain.
Fortunately, a chiropractor may be able to provide lasting relief. Let’s take a look at how chiropractic care can relieve back and neck pain.
Here’s How Chiropractors Treat Neck Pain
Chiropractic care often focuses on the spine, which stretches down through the neck and into the back. In many ways, the spine acts as the foundation of your health, sending nerve signals to and from the brain and throughout the rest of the body.
If the spine has become misaligned for whatever reason, it could result in neck and back pain. Further, since the spine is the center of your nervous system, problems there could result in headaches, jaw pain, aching limbs, and more.
Chiropractors can use hands-on manipulation to straighten out and realign the spine. Chiropractic care is often a gentle, hands-on approach to healthcare. During treatment sessions, it may feel like you’re getting a massage, but the chiropractor will also be addressing underlying problems through spinal manipulation. A chiropractor can also teach you a variety of exercises and workouts that will help you strengthen your back and neck.
Chiropractors can also help you find the right supplements and foods that could lead to a stronger spine. By addressing chemical issues, it’s sometimes possible to provide lasting relief. This goes beyond pain medications, which simply mask the pain but don’t address the underlying problems.
You can also ask a chiropractor about ergonomics. If a favored chair or your bed and pillow are not providing enough support, it could result in back and neck pain.
Call Dr. Kang at the Advanced Chiropractic & Scoliosis Centers in Fort Lee, NJ, Valley Stream, NY, and Toronto, ON to address neck pain.
Fort Lee: 201-585-5045