Neck Pain Chiropractic Care in Denton
Our necks experience a lot of movement throughout the day whether we are driving, working manual labor, at a desk, or watching our kids play a sport. As such, they’re pretty susceptible to injury for that reason. Here at Denton Chiropractic Center, we help Denton patients obtain full recovery from acute and chronic neck pain alike. Whether you’ve injured your neck from trauma, repetitive movement, woke up with a stiff neck, or experience arthritis, we’re here to help you gain mobility, and decrease your pain.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Your neck is also known as the cervical spine, beginning at the skull’s base and extending downward. Comprised of seven vertebrae, discs, and ligaments the cervical spine can be easily damaged. Most neck pain cases are caused by whiplash, and can result in severe, long term injuries if not properly cared for. Whiplash, itself, can be caused by several things.
A Car Accident
An auto injury results in rapid motion caused by direct trauma resulting in strained tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and in some cases herniated discs, and pinched nerves. Because a driver or passenger’s head might “whip” quickly during a collision, severe damage can impact intervertebral joints, ligaments, discs, nerve roots, and muscles. Even if neck pain doesn't arise immediately after a crash, it's important to contact a chiropractic professional to evaluate if any injuries are present. Often they become symptomatic days, weeks, or even months later.
A Workplace Injury
Lifting heavy objects, working in unsafe areas, slips, trips, and falls can result in whiplash. A single accident can directly damage the neck’s vertebrae, causing long-term immobility and discomfort.
Other Causes of Neck Pain
While whiplash is the most common cause of neck pain, prolonged shoulder and neck tension can also cause injuries. For this reason, simply getting older can cause medical issues. Age results in degenerative disorders, such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. As the body’s spinal areas weaken, day-to-day tension can cause further issues.
It’s important to acknowledge the daily stresses often responsible for neck pain, too. These stresses include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- Bad posture
- Weak abdominal muscles
- Emotional tension
Any repetitive action which involves the tightening and contraction of the neck area can result in neck pain. In some cases, neck pain can increase over time indicating deeper spinal issues.
Talk to Your Denton Chiropractor
Fortunately, chiropractic care remains one of the most effective treatment options for those with neck pain. From sports injuries to car accident injuries, consistent exercise, a healthy diet, regular massage therapy and stress management can go a long way, however if the biomechanical function is not proper the cervical spine will continue to undergo degeneration.
Denton Chiropractic Center has helped thousands of Denton County patients over the years. We help those suffering from neck pain, back pain, sciatica, chronic headaches, whiplash, and more. Because each of our medical experts is well-trained in neck pain treatment, patients are guaranteed specialized programs tailored to meet their specific needs.
Give us a call at (940) 566-3232. We’re always ready to help those in need. Ask our practitioners about our chiropractic care options. Each chiropractor can help you take the first steps towards long-term wellness, comfort, and mobility.