Neck Pain Relief
If you are searching for a chiropractor Lawrence, KS, patients trust, Dr. Mark Howarter your answer. He is our Doctor of Chiropractic at The Chiropractic Experience and has treated numerous patients experiencing neck pain and stiff neck. After chiropractic neck adjustments and soft tissue therapies, the pain went away, and they were able to move the neck like normal.
What Causes Neck Pain?
The neck bears the weight of the head and keeps it upright. Running through the neck is the very flexible cervical (neck) spine, which is held stable by the upper back spine. But the fact that the neck can move in almost every direction makes it easy for joint or soft tissue injuries to occur.
Soft tissue injuries include muscle strains, ligament sprains, or tendon tears. Pain can also come from inflammation or weakening of the disc and joints in the neck. Conditions linked to cervical spine degeneration include osteoarthritis, herniated disc, bone spur, and facet joint syndrome. Other neck pain causes are:
- Sleeping in a bad position
- Emotional stress or tension
- Cervical (neck) misalignment
- Accident or sports injury
- Referred pain from the upper back or jaw
- Repetitive use injury
Neck Pain Common Symptoms
The level of pain depends on the cause but could range from an off-and-on muscle ache to sharp disabling pain that radiates to shoulder, back, or arm. The spinal joints may lock, causing stiffness or difficulty moving the neck. Nerve compression from misaligned neck joints and herniated disc may also trigger symptoms such as pain, numbness, and tingling.
Neck Pain Treatment by Our Chiropractor in Lawrence, KS
Our chiropractor can help improve your symptoms using advanced spinal manipulation techniques. Adjusting the cervical joints provides significant relief for pain caused by misalignment, herniated disc, pinched nerve, and other underlying conditions. This type of upper cervical care not only relieves pain, but it also reduces stiffness, inflammation, nerve interference, and restores function.
It can take several adjustments to achieve maximum pain relief and full mobility. In the meantime, you can do corrective exercises to accelerate healing, strengthen the neck, and prevent further injury. We also offer wellness coaching and lifestyle counseling to help you change habits that may contribute to injury or pain.
It's Time Your Neck Pain Take a Hike
Give pain the boot by visiting The Chiropractic Experience for personalized chiropractic and holistic neck pain treatment. Early treatment can even prevent musculoskeletal damage, disability, and surgery. Call 785-838-3333 or request an appointment today. Patients in Lawrence, KS, and surrounding cities are welcome.