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Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments: Sore Neck Relief

Everyone gets a stiff neck once and awhile. It might happen first thing in the morning if you slept wrong. Or it might be at the end of a long workday. You turn your head from side to side, and your neck really hurts. There’s a big difference between a stiff neck and one that hurts so bad that it makes your head spin, but how do you know when it’s bad enough that you could use the benefits of chiropractic adjustments?

Minor and Major Neck Pain

Chiropractors see two types of neck pain cases. Minor neck and shoulder pain involve sensations of discomfort, stiffness or soreness. If these symptoms last for more than a day or so, occur frequently or were preceded by an accident or some type of injury, it’s considered major. Physical, emotional or chemical stress can affect the frequency and severity of neck pain. For many people, the neck and shoulders are the “weakest link in the chain” and so stress shows up here. Often, emotional stress is the overlooked culprit. Ever hear of something being a “pain in the neck”? Fear, anger or frustration can trigger the tightening of our neck muscles without our even being conscious of it. In time, chronic muscle spasms set in. Which can lead to headaches.

When to See a Chiropractor

  1. Your neck pain or stiffness does not improve after a few days.
  2. You can’t look left or right without severe pain.
  3. You regularly need to use over-the-counter pain medications just to make it through the day due to your neck pain.
  4. Pain started in your neck but has moved to numbness or tingling in your hands or wrists.
  5. Your neck pain started within a few days or a car or other type of accident.
  6. The pain is the worst when you first wake up, but then improves as the day progresses.

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

There are many benefits of chiropractic adjustments if you have neck pain. In fact, chiropractic care has a history of producing excellent results for those suffering from neck pain. They also can do it naturally without drugs or surgery. Chiropractors specialize in reducing interference to the nervous system in the neck. Many patients find that chiropractic care gives them relief from both minor and major neck and shoulder complaints. This can be accomplished through several gentle techniques like cervical mobilization, cervical manual traction or cervical drop techniques.

If you suffer from neck pain, schedule a no-obligation consultation today.

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