Neck pain is the second most common form of pain in America, according to the National Institute of Health Statistics, followed by back pain. There’s a variety of reasons that can cause it, starting from daily activities, sedentary life, and bad posture. Some of the symptoms of people with neck pain are:
- Headaches: headaches can occur when there are muscles connected to head that are tightened
- Stiff neck: pain when moving the head side to side
- Soreness: when the pain is concentrated in one spot
- Muscle tightness along with spasms
- Pain when holding the head in one place for long periods
- Numbness and weakness
Although neck pain can be widespread due to bad posture, whenever you start feeling numbness, tingling or weakness, or the pain each day is more intense or for several days doesn’t go away, then you should look for a neck pain doctor to get you checked. At the Taylor Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, we’ve been treating for more than 19 years, patients with neck pain in Chicago.
Neck Pain Treatment
Before any treatment, the doctor will perform a thorough examination to determine the leading cause of your neck pain, including a range of motion, muscle strength testing, reflexes, and neurological testing. In some cases, besides the physical exam, he might also send you some imaging exams like MRI, X-ray, or CT scan.
At the Taylor Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, we are dedicated to helping people feel better without the use of drugs and surgery in the first place, one of the most effective neck pain treatments is chiropractic adjustment.
A chiropractor uses his hands to apply a sudden and controlled force to a spinal joint; with this, he can adjust the joints and spine by pushing it beyond its usual range of motion. Now for neck pain precisely, he will be doing cervical manipulation or chiropractic neck adjustment to loosen up the joints of the cervical vertebrae within your neck. You may hear a popping or crack sound as he moves your joints during the session, but it’s normal.
Don’t wait for the pain to become more severe or chronic, come and visit us for an evaluation.