If you have pain in any part of your body, it can range from uncomfortable to downright debilitating. In the case of your neck, any degree of irritation can impede your ability to function. Because of this, it is important that you learn about how chiropractic relieves neck pain so that you can find the care you need.
When you first visit a chiropractor, you should take along medical records that relate to your neck pain. This includes any medical history that outlines the description and symptoms of your condition by another physician. For instance, whether the pains are sharp or dull, throbbing or steady can provide valuable information to your chiropractor.
You should also make sure to get a copy of your latest x-rays or MRI scan if possible.
Depending on the chiropractor’s approach, a typical first visit includes an initial consultation and examination. Our chiropractors will then go over the results the same day. In most cases we’ll be able to start some form of pain relief the same day as your initial visit.
Additionally, our chiropractors may make pain relief recommendations that you can use at home to help reduce your neck pain until your next visit. These typically include the proper use of ice as well as exercises or postural advice.
Together, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that suits your lifestyle. This usually includes a pain relief stage, a rehab stage and then a preventative stage so that your neck pain is not only relieved but potentially corrected.
Remember, our chiropractors are not only concerned with relieving your neck pain but even more concerned with finding and fixing the cause of the problem. Imbalances of the spine don’t just happen over night (unless there is some form of blunt force that caused it!). So correcting these imbalances may take time, even when the pain disappears.
Regardless, when people are experiencing neck pain, it can diminish their quality of life. It becomes difficult to perform regular tasks such as driving. Visiting a chiropractor and allowing us to treat the area is a smart choice. We have undergone extensive training in our field and are capable of treating neck pain effectively. So if you, or a loved one are experiencing neck pain, give us a call. We’re here to help!