Neck Pain and Chiropractic Treatment in San Leandro
Experiencing neck pain is really annoying and can take the focus off your work or activity that you should be paying attention to. It can be a little nuisance no matter if it’s mild or not. It is quite a common problem that many people experience at some point in their lives. Neck pain intensity can be mild to severe and the causes for the pain vary from just a muscular strain to a spinal misalignment (subluxation) or injury. The neck plays a vital role as it connects our head to the upper back. Since it supports the head so it won’t wag down, there are 3 top joints in the neck that provides flexibility and movement for both our neck and head. These joints support the head and if they get affected, the muscles tightening will cause the pain. Of course this is just the most common reason why a person experiences the neck pain. If a patient experiences neck pain, it would be best to consult a health care professional to figure out what caused the pain to begin with. It can just be a symptom and not the actual problem. It can be a referred pain caused by upper back problems or by an acute coronary syndrome. There are different available treatments out there depending on the severity of the neck pain. For many, a conservative treatment of chiropractic is their preferred choice. Chiropractors won’t proceed with chiropractic on the patient without initially diagnosing what caused the problem. A patient’s medical history is important as well as physical examination to test the movement of the patient’s neck ROM as well as to examine the muscles and testing of the nerves, in other words orthopedic and neurolgical examination. Chiropractic treatment may sound scary to some as twisting of the neck may mortify them and fear for the worst that could happen. However, licensed D.C. don’t just twist the neck or snap, one actually performs gentle manipulations of the cervical spine to improve the overall biomechanics which is quintessential to return the motion of the joints to normal. Chiropractors are well-trained and before they get their license, they are already equipped with the right knowledge to do the job well so you are assured that you won’t jeopardize your life if you try the treatment. In fact, you will greatly benefit from it. If the neck pain is caused by an injury, it would be best to have chiropractic rehabilitation along with physical therapy modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation and heat, Cold Laser – Erchonia PL 5000), deep tissue massage and possible pain medication. Medications can be prescribed to the patient by a medical doctor depending on the level of pain suffered by the patient. If after 1 or 2 weeks of chiropractic rehabilitation the pain level goes down to a tolerable level, the patient can stop taking pain medications. Allopathic physician and Doctor of Chiropractic would know what’s best for you, so do ask for the suggestions. Question: What was your neck pain like? What kind of treatment did you choose for your neck pain?
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