Neck pain is a fairly common complaint seen at Jade Chiropractic. Like other injuries it can vary widely, from mildly annoying to completely disabling. The causes vary as well, from sleeping in a compromised posture, to car accidents, disc herniation, and even shoulder problems! One thing that most types of neck pain have in common is they tend to respond very well to chiropractic care and simple exercises.
The cervical spine allows for flexibility and mobility of the skull, and thus is not as stable as other places in our spines. Unfortunately, this means that our necks may be more susceptible to pain causing conditions. Left untreated these conditions can lead to chronic neck pain, headaches, or decreased ability to do everyday tasks. Long term pain can lead to chronic conditions and even to depression. Fixing these problems may as simple as getting evaluated and starting care.
It has been shown that long term benefits from chiropractic care and home exercise for neck pain far exceeded that of over the counter pain meds like Tyleonol®. Chiropractic care with proper rehab has been shown to work as well as stronger drugs like narcotic pain killers and muscle relaxants. With this new evidence at hand it seems when it comes to deciding where to seek care for neck problems, a chiropractor should be high on the list.
Dr. Ouellette and Dr. Bramble are expert with the orthopedic tests needed to determine if your neck injury is serious, in need of imaging, or if you are a good candidate for non-invasive chiropractic care. Please don’t hesitate on contacting us with any concerns as to your condition.