Chiropractic Killeen For Stiff Neck

by Administrator 19. August 2016 13:15

Stiff neck is a common problem experienced by a lot of people. The poor postural habits and long hours of sitting jobs eventually take a toll on the neck’s strength as well as mobility. The neck, or cervical spine, consists of seven vertebrae that are interconnected by discs and many other structures such as various ligaments, tendons as well as nerves. Injury or overuse of any of these ligaments may lead to stiffness, ultimately causing pain and limiting the range of motion of the neck.

Causes

  • Muscle strain or sprain
  • Sports injuries
  • Sleeping in an awkward position
  • Repeated bending or sideways twisting of the neck
  • Poor posture
  • Keeping the neck in a stressful position for long time, such as holding the phone between neck and shoulder
  • Neck conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Meningitis etc.

Symptoms

  • Mild to severe pain in the neck
  • Muscle soreness and tightness
  • Difficulty moving the head from side to side
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Pain may radiate to the shoulders, arms and upper back

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Treat Stiff Neck?

Chiropractic treatment has been effective in helping patients find relief from stiff neck and reinstate its normal range of motion. During the initial appointment, the chiropractor may examine the neck and inquire about any injury. He may also ask the patient to move the head in different directions to identify the movements that trigger pain. An X-ray may also be conducted to diagnose the underlying cause of neck stiffness.

Pain caused due to abnormal neck movement or overextension and displacement of the cervical vertebrae can be treated by manual chiropractic adjustments. The chiropractors many manually stimulate the patient’s neck to re-align the vertebra to their normal position and relieve stiffness.

The chiropractor may perform tractioning procedures to maintain a correct posture which, in turn, helps to minimize stress on the cervical spine. He may also check and measure the natural curve of the spine to provide targeted adjustments.

A customized rehabilitation program may be formulated to help the patient recover from the injury. The chiropractors may recommend certain exercises to strengthen the neck and reduce muscle weakness as well as imbalance.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive treatment for stiff neck and many other medical conditions. We use advanced chiropractic techniques to treat the root cause of the pain. Patients in Killeen, TX can schedule an appointment with the chiropractor by calling at (254) 698 – 1600.

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