If neck pain is getting the better of you, it’s time to book an appointment with Hughes Chiropractic and Massage of Renton for effective treatment. We have the technology, skills, and experience to administer chiropractic treatment to alleviate pain and discomfort in your neck. Here are some frequently asked questions about neck pain and how chiropractic care can help.
What are the symptoms of neck pain?
Aside from pain, patients often experience stiffness and tingling in the arms when suffering from neck pain. Sometimes, neck pain may trigger headaches, dizziness, and blurry vision. Also, the inability to move your neck sideways, up, and down indicates that your neck needs treatment.
What are the causes of neck pain?
There are numerous causes of neck pain. Since your neck is made of complex structures, including ligaments, tendons, nerves, bones, and muscles, any malfunction in these structures causes pain and other undesirable symptoms. The common causes of neck pain include:
Whiplash: This injury is common in collisions that cause your head to snap back and forth abruptly, causing your neck’s ligaments and tendons to overstretch. When whiplash isn’t treated, you may experience varying symptoms ranging from headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision to neck pain and stiffness.
Sprains and strains: Muscle overuse and overstretching your neck may damage your neck’s tendons and ligaments, causing soreness, pain, and limited mobility.
Osteoarthritis: This inflammatory disease causes the cartilage cushioning your bones to wear out, causing bones to rub against each other, leading to pain and stiffness.
Tech neck: Besides causing eye strain, spending too much time looking at digital screens can cause neck pain. It’s not looking at your phone that causes neck pain. It’s your unnatural posture that puts pressure on your neck, causing pain.
Poor posture: Incorrect posture when sleeping, sitting, and lifting weights puts undue pressure on the neck, causing pain.
Whether your neck pain is due to a personal injury or medical condition, please book an appointment with our chiropractor for effective treatment.
How does a chiropractor treat neck pain?
Our chiropractor will diagnose your neck pain to locate the source of the pain before starting any treatment plan. Diagnosis involves assessing your medical history, physical examinations, and potentially requiring x-rays and other imaging tests for an accurate diagnosis. Once we identify the root cause of your neck pain, we may administer one or a combination of treatment options, including:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Spinal decompression
- Trigger point therapy
- Massage therapy
- Stretching exercises
- Lifestyle advice and nutritional counseling
Visit Us for Neck Pain Relief in Renton, WA
If you are suffering from neck pain, contact us at Hughes Chiropractic and Massage today. Our team helps patients in Renton and surrounding areas find natural relief from their pain and prevent it from reoccurring.