Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain
A sore neck can have a negative impact on your daily life. Neck pain can make it difficult to turn your head, limiting your ability to fully engage in work and social activities. While medications only temporarily alleviate symptoms, chiropractic care treats the root cause of the pain and prevents it from reoccurring. If you are struggling with neck pain in the South Tampa area, our team at Edelson Wellness, Chiropractic, & Massage is ready to help. Here is what you need to know about neck pain and how our chiropractic care can benefit you.
Why Does My Neck Hurt?
The neck is composed of various bones, tendons, ligaments, and nerves that must all work together to support the head and facilitate fluid movement to perform tasks. When one of these structures is affected, it can cause pain and poor function of the neck muscles. Neck pain can come on suddenly. You may have slept in an awkward position and awakened with stiffness and poor range of motion in the neck. You may have done a home project that involved overhead work. You may have neck pain due to whiplash caused by an auto accident.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can be a complex issue. It can be caused by muscle strains or whiplash from automobile accident impacts. But it can also involve compression of the discs in the upper spine or pinching of nerves. Aging can lead to damage to the neck joints and ligaments. Some medical conditions can also cause chronic pain in the neck. The temporomandibular joint in the jaw can experience dysfunction, leading to pain not only in the jaw but also in the neck and shoulders.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractor will provide a thorough evaluation of your neck and spinal column. From there, we can develop a treatment plan for your unique needs. The treatment plan may include manual adjustment to realign your spinal structures. This technique can be important for correcting problems in the upper vertebrae that can contribute to neck pain or discomfort.
Other methods, such as infrared therapy, electric muscle stimulation, vibratory therapy, or cryotherapy, may also be used. Massage therapy can help to increase circulation in affected areas, promoting the body’s natural healing process. We can also teach you corrective exercises to help strengthen muscles and flexibility in the neck. Our chiropractor can also advise you on nutritional support to hasten the recovery process and provide you with ergonomic advice to avoid reinjuring your neck.
Visit Us for Natural Neck Pain Relief from Our Chiropractor in South Tampa, FL
Dr. Edelson uses a broad range of chiropractic techniques to help patients in Tampa and nearby communities achieve better function and improved comfort levels. We treat various conditions, including back pain, disc problems, headaches, sciatica, shoulder pain, and auto accident injuries. Contact Edelson Wellness Center today at 813-831-8321 for an appointment to have your neck pain evaluated and to learn about the chiropractic treatments that can help.