Neck pain can present alone or with arm pain or numbness, headaches or migraines. It can be due to postural issues (including improper sleep posture), repeated stress, or can arise following an injury. Whiplash injuries are a common cause of neck pain, the symptoms of which can arise months to years after an accident.
Spinal manipulation therapy is a safe, non-invasive and effective approach to treating mechanical neck pain and is aimed at restoring proper spinal alignment with the ultimate goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the neck.
Following a thorough examination, doctors of chiropractic are trained to properly diagnose the source of the neck pain and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Neck pain is a significant burden within our society. It has been reported that the prevalence of neck pain is almost as high as that of low back pain, with some studies noting that 3 out of 4 people suffer from neck pain in a one-year period. The nature of school, office work and the long hours spent working at a computer put significant stress on the neck on a daily basis.
Doctors of chiropractic can also help you prevent neck pain by recommending exercises, postural changes and proper home and workplace ergonomics.