Neck pain is a very common type of pain that you can experience for a wide variety of reasons. In fact, nearly 10% of the U.S. adult population suffers from some form of neck pain at any given time. The experts at Better Health Solutions in Scottsdale, Arizona, have extensive experience treating neck pain of all varieties and can provide effective physical therapy and spinal manipulation to relieve your pain. If you want to learn more, call the office at (480) 945-6900 to schedule your consultation or book online.
Neck Pain Q & A
What causes neck pain?
You can experience neck pain for a wide variety of reasons, which is partly why this type of pain is so common. Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:
Wear and tear
The joints in your neck, like other joints in your body, are subject to wear and tear over the years. As you grow older, the cartilage in between your neck joints might wear down, leading to bone spurs and general neck pain.
Overuse of your neck muscles can lead to a neck strain. You might’ve experienced this type of neck pain if you regularly work at a desk or read in bed for long hours.
Certain traumatic injuries can damage the bones or muscles in your neck, leading to neck pain. Whiplash is one of the most common examples of neck pain caused by injury.
Some diseases can contribute to the conditions that lead to neck pain. For example, some cancers might cause a tumor to grow and press on the nerves around your neck.
What are the symptoms of neck pain?
Aside from physical pain, chronic neck pain can cause a few other symptoms as well. For example, you might experience headaches or regular muscle spasms or tightness in your neck. You might find it more difficult to move your head in certain directions as well.
How is neck pain treated?
The experts at Better Health Solutions offer several chiropractic solutions to your neck pain and might prescribe one or several of the following treatments:
By stretching out your neck with therapeutic weights on the traction table, your provider can realign muscles and bone that are out of place and relieve pain, particularly nerve pain.
The electrical stimulation provided with TENS therapy can relieve pain by interrupting pain receptors and relieving tight muscles.
Once you’re relieved of your initial neck pain, your provider might prescribe physical therapy and exercises during your recovery period. This strengthens your neck muscles and restores the full range of motion you might’ve lost.
If you’re suffering from neck pain that’s keeping you from enjoying the activities you love, Better Health Solutions in Scottsdale, Arizona, is here to help. Call to schedule your consultation or book online.