Neck Strain – Chiropractic Care In Killeen, TX

by Administrator 24. May 2017 11:13

The neck is composed of seven bones stacked over each other and connected via various tendons and ligaments. A stretch or tear to any of these soft tissues may lead to extreme discomfort in the neck and may limit its motion. This condition is termed as Neck Sprain and can affect people of any age group.

Causes

  • Sleeping in the wrong position that overextends the neck
  • Injury to the neck during a collision or sports activity
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive head movement
  • Keeping the neck bend for too long while talking on the cell phone
  • A Whiplash Injury

Symptoms

  • Pain at the back of the neck, that exacerbates with movement
  • Pain in the shoulder
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sore throat
  • Feeling irritated and fatigued
  • Difficulty in sleeping and concentrating
  • Numbness in the arm and hand
  • Decreased range of motion (side to side, up and down, circular)
  • Tingling or weakness in the arms

Diagnosis

The chiropractor may conduct a thorough examination of the neck. During the evaluation, he may observe the curvature and alignment of patient’s spine. To further evaluate the conditions, imaging tests such as X-ray and MRI may be suggested.

Treatment Options

Chiropractic Adjustments

The chiropractor may apply manual pressure on the neck joints. He may use a sudden force to move the joint beyond its normal range of motion. This helps to loosen up the sprained ligaments and muscles, which subsequently reduces pain and inflammation in the neck.

Spinal Decompression

During the procedure, chiropractor may apply pressure on the cervical spine to increase the distance between the discs. This method aims at reliving stiffness and inflammation in the soft tissues of the neck.

Traction

To restore neck’s mobility, the chiropractor may move patient’s neck in various directions and to different degrees. Traction helps to improve neck’s flexibility and eliminate pain.

Ultrasound Therapy

Low frequency sound waves are used by the chiropractor to alleviate the symptoms of neck sprain. The therapy may help to minimize pain and movement dysfunction of the neck. It may also help to reduce stiffness, swelling and increase the blood circulation in the affected area. 

Visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness to get complete treatment for neck sprain. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors, call at (254) 698 -1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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