Frequently Asked Questions about Neck Pain Relief at True Life Chiropractic
An intense case of neck pain can ruin your whole day, especially if you're not sure what's causing the pain or what to do about it. Check out these answers to some frequently asked questions about neck pain relief at true Life Chiropractic in Anchorage.
Is My Neck Pain Acute or Chronic in Nature?
If your neck pain is associated with an acute injury, it should ease up as your recover from the damage. If you've been suffering from neck pain for 6 months or more, with no obvious cause still present, then you have chronic neck pain.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is one of those painful acute conditions that can turn into chronic neck pain if untreated. It occurs when your head is whipped around at high speed, typically in an auto accident. You may suffer from vertebral or disc misalignment, pinched nerves, and strained muscles or connective tissue.
How Do Age-Related Conditions Affect the Neck?
As the discs in your cervical spine age, they may lose some of their height, creating problems in your vertebral joints, and possibly pinching cervical nerve tissue. Other degenerative conditions, such as arthritis and stenosis, can also cause neck pain.
Can a Spinal Misalignment Lead to Neck Pain?
If your skull isn't correctly aligned with your upper cervical vertebrae, this misalignment can put subtle, but ongoing, strain on your neck muscles. This strain can cause both neck pain and headaches.
How Do Poor Ergonomics Encourage Neck Pain?
If your office desk or monitor is positioned too high or too low for comfortable usage, you may be forced to hold your neck in awkward and painful positions. If you're always dropping your head downward to look at your smartphone, you can develop another kind of strain known as text neck.
How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Ease Neck Symptoms?
Chiropractic adjustments can correct alignment problems in the neck that cause joint and muscle strain, easing your pain and stiffness. These corrections can also relieve nerve impingement, another potential source of pain.
What Kinds of Holistic Neck Pain Treatment Do You Prescribe?
In addition to chiropractic adjustment, your holistic neck pain treatment plan may include massage therapy to treat strained or injured neck tissues. We also offer spinal decompression therapy to treat disc-related neck pain.
We're Your Anchorage Resource for Neck Pain Relief
Neck pain is a confusing and frustrating problem, but we have answers here at true Life Chiropractic. Call our Anchorage clinic today at 907-646-2225 to set up an initial consultation and evaluation!