Jacksonville Neck Pain Treatment using Natural, Drug-Free Chiropractic Care
You woke up this morning with a stiff neck hoping it will go away and then it turns into a dull ache. It may be because you slept wrong last night, but let’s say it lasts throughout the work day and worsens as your turn your head from side to side. Your neck just really hurts. Neck pain is one of the most common complaints encountered by primary care physicians and neuromusculoskeletal specialists. Your neck muscles can be strained from poor posture, hunching over your workbench and sleeping the wrong way at night for a long period of time.
It can result from other things such as disorders in your neck, including the cervical vertebrae and invertebral discs and nerves. No matter what the underlying issue may be, our Jacksonville neck pain chiropractor can help. If you're experiencing neck and shoulder pain in Jacksonville, Florida, Integrative Healthcare Solutions (formerly Jacksonville Beach Chiropractic) can help.
The neck, or cervical spine includes seven different cervical vertebrae and has 37 joints. Discs in the spine are between all vertebras which can help resistance and mutilation between the bone fragments in your spine, which will help to sustain the health of the spinal cord and also improve mobility. There are many other structures found in the neck area which include: Muscles, several glands, trachea, thyroid, lymph, veins, and esophagus. If you have any type of health related condition or ailments that have an effect on any of these neck structures, it can possibly lead to mild or chronic pain in your neck.
Causes of Neck Pain
Even with all of the different ways a person may injure themselves, the affected structures that need treatment usually remain the same. These include the muscles, tendons, ligaments, facet joints and nerve roots of the spine. When a vertebra, or spinal bone, starts to misalign, a set of events begin to unfold. The very sensitive nerve roots that exit between the vertebrae will start to become distressed and generate pain signals to the brain. Also, the muscles and tendons that connect the spine to create a “pulley system” for your body to move about begin to spasm. The joints of the spine that guide the motion and direction of how your body can move begin to function improperly creating inflammation and joint pain.
Causes of neck pain include musculoskeletal conditions, neurological conditions, systematic conditions and rheumatoid- related conditions such as--- Rheumatoid arthritis. It is also related to soft tissue related disorders which can be caused by consistent poor posture while sitting or standing, sports injuries, repetitive activity, or even an underlying issue such as a cervical disc herniation or degeneration. In many people the source of pain in the upper back, shoulders and arms.
When neck pain is caused by a muscle that is strained, there may be aching and stiffness that can spread to the upper arm and forearm. Shooting pain that spreads down the arm into the hands can be a symptom of a ‘pinched nerve’ in the neck. When a nerve is pinched in the neck, numbness and pain in your hands or arms may occur.
Neck pain can also be the result or misuse of the following:
- - Poor posture while reading or watching TV
- - Uncomfortable sleeping position
- - Hunched over a desk or workbench for extended periods of time
- - Suffering from an auto accident
- - Participating in contact sports
- - Twisting and turning your neck in an intense manner during exercise or other activity.
Quality Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment for Jacksonville FL Patients
Integrative Healthcare Solutions takes all of these aspects into consideration. A thorough consultation and examination will identify the specific areas of the spine that are misaligned, or subluxated, causing the body to be affected with nerve pain, muscle spasms and joint inflammation. A series of spinal adjustments along with passive physiotherapy will help reduce these pain generators and bring the body back to normal function. Some examples of physiotherapy include mechanical traction, electrical muscle stimulation combined with heat or ice packs, ultrasound therapy and manual therapy.
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To find out how you can heal your neck pain in Jacksonville, FL, call our chiropractic clinic today! You can call to schedule your consultation at (904) 372-0623!