Chiropractic Care and Your Neck Pain.
A popular response to neck pain is taking drugs to mask the problem (aspirin, ibuprofen, pain killers) or treating its symptoms (muscle relaxants, massage, hot packs). But, neck pain is not caused by a lack of aspirin or drugs in your system! The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to locate its underlying cause. This begins with a complete case history and thorough examination. Special attention is given to the structure and function of the spine, and its affect on the nervous system.
Are the proper spinal curves present? Are the nerve openings between each pair of spinal bones free and clear? Is the head balanced? Are the shoulders level? These and other considerations are used to create a plan of specific chiropractic adjustments to help improve the motion and position of spinal vertebrae. With improved structure and function, neck pain often diminishes or totally disappears – without addictive drugs or harmful side effects!
One study, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that patients who received chiropractic care reported significant improvement in their neck function and a reduction in their neck pain whereas those taking painkillers did not.
Give Yourself a Quick Test
Moving only your neck, try to look as far left or right as possible. Are you experiencing pain? Or do you think should have better rotation? If so, we can help you increase mobility and reduce pain with a few safe and painless adjustments that will open up your joints.
The Chiropractic Lifestyle
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the joints in your body are part of this musculo-skeletal system and its optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Ask Dr. Larson for more information about a care program that may include specific spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations, nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your health history, age, current symptoms and lifestyle. Call 941-363-6744 today!