Neck pain may result from abnormalities in the soft tissues—the muscles, ligaments, and nerves—as well as in bones and joints of the spine. The most common causes of neck pain are soft-tissue abnormalities due to injury or prolonged wear and tear. Neck pain can occur anywhere in your neck, from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders. Fortunately, most neck pain lasts just a few hours or a few days. Neck pain that lasts longer than a few weeks is considered to be chronic.
Many daily activities cause neck pain: carrying a purse or heavy backpack on one shoulder, cradling your cell phone between your shoulder and neck, sleeping in an awkward position, stress, auto injuries, poor posture or arthritis. You can tell you have neck pain if you feel a knot, stiffness or severe pain. The pain may radiate to your shoulders, upper back, or arms. You may even get a headache or migraine. Moving or turning your neck may become extremely painful. Additionally, if there is pressure on a spinal nerve root, you might have pain that shoots down your arm.
Your neck pain may even get to the point where it is debilitating. Whatever the extent of your neck pain, whether moderate or excruciating, Dr. Singer can help. Through a careful chiropractic exam and assessment, a course of effective chiropractic treatment will be discussed.
What Are Some Preventative Steps To Alleviate Neck Pain?
- Stretch your neck muscles by gently moving your head up and down and sideways.
- Practice good posture, especially if you sit at a computer all day. Keep your back supported, and make sure that your computer monitor is at eye level. Keep your feet flat on the floor. Take short breaks several times a day if possible.
What chiropractic techniques could be used for neck pain?
- Intersegmental Traction
- Electric STIM Therapy
- Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Kinesio taping
Spinal manipulation and spinal adjustments are an important part of the chiropractic treatment program used by Dr. Singer for neck pain. This drug-free therapy simply involves Dr. Singer using his hands to manipulate the vertebrae back into position. Spinal manipulation and spinal adjustments can relieve pain in the soft tissues, increase circulation, and stimulate the body’s nervous system.
Ultrasound is another non-invasive therapy that Dr. Singer uses to treat neck pain. Ultrasound works by helping to increase blood circulation, which in turn reduces swelling, stiffness, and painful muscle spasms. When the sound waves from the ultrasound machine are released deep into your muscle tissues, they create a gentle therapeutic heat.
Once Dr. Singer has helped to get your neck pain under control, he may suggest exercise, diet, or lifestyle changes to improve your range of motion, strengthen muscles, and prevent a painful relapse. Wellness is the goal of Dr. Singer’s Ft. Lauderdale chiropractic treatment.
Stop by or call Dr. Singer at USA Health and Therapy in Oakland Park to schedule an appointment today. Regular chiropractic treatments can promote health, healing, wellness and well-being.