Estimates show that up to 80% of American adults experience neck pain at some point in their lives. To get relief from the pain and get back to working, exercising, and sleeping comfortably again, see the chiropractic team at Motion Medical Center. Located in Gardnerville, Nevada, the team offers personalized and effective solutions to relieve neck pain, so you can get back to your favorite activities as quickly as possible. Find out how Motion Medical Center can help your neck pain by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.
Neck Pain Q & A
Why does my neck hurt?
Your neck is responsible for balancing the weight of your head, which is about 10 pounds, on top of your spine and allowing for full movement of your head, so you can turn and look any direction. Certain movements and activities can alter the normal biomechanics of your neck and cause pain, such as:
- Forward head posture
- Looking down at a laptop or cell phone for long periods
- Sleeping on your stomach
- Muscle imbalances
- Turning your head too quickly
- Whiplash injuries
- Using improper form when exercising
- Using the wrong type of pillow when sleeping
The team at Motion Medical Center addresses all the possible causes of your neck pain when providing treatment to be able to help you avoid a recurrence of pain in the future.
What causes neck pain?
The most common reasons to experience neck pain are joint dysfunction and soft tissue injuries. Common causes of neck pain include:
- Intersegmental joint dysfunction
- Facet joint dysfunction
- Spinal stenosis
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated discs
- Sprains and strains
Neck pain can also lead to a type of headache called cervicogenic headaches, which are a type of headache that arises out of problems in the cervical spine, or neck area. These headaches often feel like tension and stiffness at the base of your skull.
How is neck pain treated?
At Motion Medical Center, the team offers comprehensive chiropractic care and cold laser therapy to alleviate neck pain, improve your range of motion, and strengthen your neck to prevent future injury. Different chiropractic therapies that can help with neck pain include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Soft tissue therapy
- Electrical nerve stimulation
- Hot and cold therapy
- Rehab exercises and stretches
- Ergonomic changes to your workstation
These therapies may be combined with cold laser or used individually depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your neck pain.
Is chiropractic care safe for neck pain?
Yes, according to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is one of the safest noninvasive methods for treating musculoskeletal pain, including neck pain and headaches. The most common side effect of chiropractic care is mild soreness at the treatment site for about 24 hours following care. This soreness is similar to exercising for the first time and can be alleviated by applying ice and stretching.
Find relief from your neck pain at Motion Medical Center by calling or booking an appointment online now.