Conservative Chiropractic Treatment of Neck Pain at Cohen Chiropractic & Wellness

Chiropractic Treatment of Neck Pain

When did your whiplash pain and neck pain and your back pain begin?

What have you done for your neck pain and back pain?

Do your neck pain and back pain run or shoot to other parts of your body?

Does anything you do lessen the neck pain and back pain or make it even worse?

Your neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven lesser vertebrae. Amazingly, the cervical spine holds up the total weight of your head, which is about twelve pounds. When your cervical spine may move your head in nearly every direction, your flexibility makes your neck quite vulnerable to neck pain and back pain and whiplash injury.

Your neck’s vulnerability to whiplash injury and neck pain is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events affecting cervical biomechanics consist of extended periods of sitting, repetitive motions, accident injuries, falls and blows to your head or body, typical aging, and every day wear and tear. Neck pain and back pain may be quite bothersome, and it may have a variety of causes.

Here Are Some of Your Most Typical Causes of Neck Pain and Back Pain

Whiplash injury and neck pain are often the result of accidents. An abrupt forced motion of your head or neck in various directions and your resulting rebound in your opposite direction is known as whiplash. Your sudden whipping motion injures your surrounding and supporting tissues of your neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which may result in neck pain and back pain and stiffness. Serious whiplash may also be associated with whiplash injury and neck pain to your intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots. Auto accidents are your most common cause of whiplash.

Chiropractic Treatment of Neck Pain and Back Pain

During your visit, your chiropractor will do examinations to locate causes of your neck pain and back pain and will ask you some questions about your existing neck pain and back pain symptoms and any remedies you might have already tried.

Your chiropractor will also do physical and neurological examinations. In your physical examination, your chiropractor will notice your range of motion, posture, and physical neck pain issue, taking notice of any motions causing neck pain and back pain. Your chiropractor will feel your spine, notice its alignment and curvature then feel for any muscle spasms.

In specific cases, your chiropractor might order certain tests to help properly diagnose your neck pain issue. X-ray may show problems with your disc space, or fractures you may not know you have, any bone spurs, or if arthritis is present.

Conservative treatment chiropractors know their scope of practice will not consist of your using drugs or having surgery. If your chiropractor diagnoses a neck pain issue outside of this conservative scope, like an indication of an organic disease or a neck fracture, Dr. Cohen will refer you to your suitable specialist. Dr. Cohen might also ask to to let your family physician know about your treatment to make sure your chiropractic treatment and your medical treatment are properly coordinated.

 

 

Chiropractic Treatment of Neck Pain.