Relieve Neck Pain Naturally in Birmingham
Birmingham Wellness center provides chiropractic care and neck pain treatments for all individuals. Our experienced chiropractor will take the time to diagnose your pain, and then provide a comprehensive course of treatment.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can be caused by poor posture, repetitive motion injuries, strains, sprains and whiplash, and herniated and bulging discs. Constant, high stress can also be responsible for many ailments, even neck pain. In this scenario, the body’s reaction to stress causes the muscles to tense, which results in neck and upper back pain and stiffness as well as headaches.
Poor posture results from slouching or sitting hunched over a desk or computer screen for several hours per day and can put stress on the muscles and ligaments in the neck, resulting in mild to severe pain and stiffness. Strains, sprains, and whiplash can be caused by sports or work accidents and car wrecks. In fact, whiplash most commonly occurs after a car accident. These types of injuries can cause shoulder, upper back and neck pain, headaches and migraines, and tingling in the arms and hands.
Herniated and bulging discs in the neck can compress nerves and cause shooting pains, headaches, numbness and tingling.
Persistent neck pain should never be ignored. Left unchecked, it can lead to severe pain and loss of flexibility, which could limit your daily activities. That is why Dr. Bonde recommends that all individuals with neck, upper back, and shoulder pain schedule an appointment at our office for a complete evaluation.
Natural Pain Relief for Neck Pain with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care provides natural pain relief for neck pain without the use of medications or the need for invasive and expensive surgeries. After a thorough evaluation, our chiropractor will recommend an individualized course of chiropractic care treatment that could include chiropractic adjustments, traction, a posture analysis, massage therapy, and rehabilitative exercises.
If the neck is out of alignment, chiropractic adjustments can provide natural pain relief by putting the vertebrae back into alignment, and with multiple adjustments, the vertebrae will heal and remain properly aligned. If the discs or nerves are compressed, traction can increase the spacing between the discs and allow them to retract back into their proper positions. If poor posture is determined to be the culprit, physical therapy and corrective exercises may be prescribed to strengthen the muscles of the neck. Massage may also be used to relax the muscles, improve circulation and decrease pain.
When these chiropractic care therapies are combined, our neck pain patients notice dramatic reduction in their pain and an increase in their range of motion. Nearly all of our patients are amazed at their progress even after just a few sessions. Most patients need multiple sessions with our chiropractor over the course of several months for complete natural pain relief and healing to occur.