Body Mechanics and Personal Habits Can Cause Neck Pain
Neck pain has become so commonplace in society, most people make the decision to take an anti-inflammatory drug for their discomfort and go about their day. Most conditions associated with neck pain are benign in nature, however, there are situations where neck pain needs to be evaluated. Here at Cheney Chiropractic Clinic, we know that neck pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages. We encourage people to have their symptoms evaluated to avoid the risk of severe or permanent injury. Any neck pain or stiffness that has been present and persistent for more than a few days needs to be evaluated as soon as possible.
Children Experience Neck Pain Too
People should never make the assumption that neck pain is a condition that only adults have to contend with. Parents should not ignore their school aged children when they complain about neck pain. It is common for children to experience neck pain due. Kids often sustain muscle strains as a result of the extra weight they carry in backpacks or during play. Children and young adults are also more prone to experience muscle strains and muscle spasms because of athletics and other activities. Children are not immune to the development of misalignments in the spine, pinched nerves, or slipped discs.
Causes of Neck Pain and Stiffness
There are a host of medical conditions that are associated with neck pain. Some of these conditions include:
• Cervical dystonia
• Spinal stenosis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Cervical spondylosis.
Sometimes pain and discomfort in the neck can occur because of things people have total control over, like posture. In many cases, people becoming more aware of their posture when they are sitting or standing helps to eliminate the discomfort they experience in their necks. A person’s body positioning when they are sleeping also has an effect on the alignment of their spines, which can cause neck pain. Most women are notorious for carrying heavy purses, the extra weight they carry on one side of their bodies is a contributing factor of neck pain.
Chiropractors Offer Neck Pain Treatment
Here in our clinic, we treat people of all ages for conditions associated with the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions of the back. Our doctor uses a combination of chiropractic techniques to treat our patients for neck pain. Some of the treatment modalities we use include: spinal adjustments, spinal decompression, ultrasound therapy, cold and heat therapies, and electromagnetic stimulation. Our chiropractor also works with patients to provide them with exercises to help strengthen their core to help correct posture.
Understand Your Habits and How Your Body Responds
Since many of the things that cause neck pain are caused by poor body mechanics and poor posture, it is important for people to identify their personal habits and how they relate to the pain they experience. Here at Cheney Chiropractic, our Beverly Hills chiropractor evaluates our patients and helps them identify the activities they engage in that cause neck pain. Schedule an appointment for your evaluation today by calling our Beverly Hills office at 352-415-1731 or our Spring Hill office at 352-642-9794.