Chronic Neck Pain
Aches, muscle spasms, difficulty moving your head, and headaches can all be symptoms of neck pain. Many people that struggle with chronic neck pain also suffer from aches in pains in other areas of the body, including back pain. At Four Points Family Chiropractic in Austin, we can treat your neck pain and find relief.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
The neck is constantly supporting the weight of the head, which means even a minor injury can leave you with pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Neck pain is often caused by:
Strained or Overused Muscles
Many everyday activities, including hunching over a device or grinding your teeth, can put stress on the muscles in your neck. It's especially common for people to experience neck strain when they work at a computer all day. Even something as simple as reading in bed can strain your neck.
If you've recently been in a car accident or suffered a sports injury, you may have whiplash. This injury occurs when the head is suddenly jerked back in force, damaging the muscles in your neck. Many people also struggle with pain when they are going through injury recovery.
The neck is made up of seven vertebrae, which are separated by discs. If any of these parts are out of alignment, it can put pressure on your nerves, causing pain and other symptoms.
All of the joints in your body can deteriorate as you age, including the joints in your neck. This can lead to pain and inflammation which can restrict movement in your neck.
How a Chiropractor Treats Chronic Pain
A chiropractor can improve the health of your entire spine, including the cervical spine, which is better known as the neck. Not only can this relieve pain, stiffness, and other symptoms, but it can address the issue that's causing your pain. During the visit, your chiropractor will find the cause of your chronic pain and create a customized treatment plan which may include the following:
- Spinal manipulation
- Soft-tissue therapy
- Therapeutic massage and exercises
These treatments can address neck pain and speed up your recovery. One of the many reasons that chiropractic care is so effective is that it's focused on the health of the entire body, not one area.
Make an Appointment With Our Chiropractors in Austin, TX
If chronic pain has affected your life, it's time to take action. At Four Points Family Chiropractic in Austin, we will work with you to create a safe and effective treatment plan for your neck pain. Call our team today at (512) 345-9355 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.