Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

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Almost everyone has experienced neck pain at some point in their life.  This is one of the most common reasons for a visit to a Bentonville chiropractor.  Why do people tend to seek chiropractic care for neck pain? Because it works!  Gentle adjustments can bring about relief for those suffering from mild or severe neck pain that often disrupts life.  No matter how intense your neck pain is, know that chiropractic care can help.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Neck pain can come out of nowhere and can be the result of any number of things.  Twisting or turning the wrong way can bring about neck pain.  Sitting at a desk all day can also lead to neck pain.  Anytime you strain forward to look at a computer or stare at some paperwork or a cell phone, it can cause neck pain.  This forward head posture puts strain on your neck because for every inch your head moves forward, it adds 10 pounds of weight to the upper back and neck in order to keep your head stable.  In fact, “tech neck” has become an issue among many today.  Constantly looking down at our tablets, phones, or gaming devices forces our heads forward, putting pressure on our neck and causing pain. 

Chiropractic Alleviates Neck Pain Safely

To relieve neck pain, many turn to medications.  But this is only a temporary solution as symptoms will return.  Additionally, medications can cause unpleasant side effects and bring about unnecessary risks.  Chiropractic care is an effective and natural method for relieving neck pain safely. Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela will gently assess your spine looking for spinal misalignments, or vertebrae that have twisted, turned, or shifted out of place.  These misalignments are often the source of neck pain.  A gentle and quick adjustment from Dr. Niemela can remove spinal misalignments and relieve neck pain.  It is important to keep in mind that our vertebrae may shift out of alignment again and again, so just one visit to a chiropractor may help for a while, but symptoms could return as we move the wrong way or continue to put pressure on our necks while using technology, leading to further misalignments.  That is why regular and routine visits to Arbor Vitae Chiropractic for continued care are recommended. 

Chiropractic Offers Long Term Relief

Case studies support chiropractic care as a long-term solution for neck pain relief.  One specific case study focused on a 10-year-old boy with severe muscle spasms and torticollis.  His pain was so severe that he even made a trip to the emergency room for pain relief.  Unfortunately, this wasn’t successful.  Thankfully, he turned to chiropractic care three times a week as a solution for his neck pain.  After just 12 visits, he had full range of motion in his neck and was pain free.  For many, it takes an average of 17 visits to fully resolve neck pain.  To maintain optimal body function and improve overall health and wellness, turn to chiropractic care.  If you can’t seem to find relief from neck pain, turn to Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic and find out more about how regular visits can alleviate all signs of neck pain so you don’t have to live in pain any longer.

 

Sources

Alcantara, J., Fleuchaus, S., Oman, R. “Resolution of Torticollis, Neck Pain and Vertebral Subluxation in a Pediatric Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care.” Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health, 2009 Nov: 1-9.

Maltby, J.K., Harrison, D.D., Harrison, D.E., Betz, J.W, Ferrantelli, J.R., Clum, G.W. “Frequency & Duration of Chiropractic Care for Headaches, Neck and Upper Back Pain.”Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2008 Aug: 1-12.