Neck pain in Waipahu is a common problem doctors on the island treat regularly. The pain can be mild such that little or no treatment is necessary. On the other hand, the pain can be so severe that normal body functioning is hampered and medical attention is necessary. The reason why neck pain is so common is the nature of the affected area. The neck is highly sensitive and acts as the head’s main support and the link between the head and the rest of the body.
A common cause of neck pain is poor sleeping posture. People who sleep on beds without proper neck and head support are most likely to experience neck pain. Poor sitting poster can also lead to neck strain and pain. More severe pain symptoms of the neck can be as a result of whiplash that can result from the sudden forward or sideways snapping of the head during an accident. Direct trauma to the neck such as being hit when participating in a contact sport like football can also cause severe pain in the neck.
Since neck pain can have a number of causes, it’s highly recommended that any pain in the neck get the necessary chiropractic attention once it’s detected. Unfortunately, most people will ignore mild neck pain hoping that it will resolve by itself. Unfortunately, without knowing the root cause of the pain, it’s virtually impossible to determine the seriousness of the condition. Ignoring mild pain can therefore lead to further development of the underlying condition causing the pain. This can lead to more serious and even permanent health conditions in the future.
Misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck area is one of the serious causes of neck, shoulder and back pain. The pain is often accompanied by headaches and muscle tension. Chiropractic treatment offers the best way to reverse this condition. The chiropractor will be able to realign the neck vertebrae bringing relief to the pain. In addition, chiropractic care will ensure that further damage to the vertebral discs in the neck doesn’t occur. Besides realignment of the spinal discs, chiropractic treatment also prevents further damage to muscle tissue within the neck accelerating the healing process.
Chiropractic treatment is therefore needed when the neck suffers direct trauma resulting from an accident. It will prevent further damage to the musculoskeletal structure that builds the neck. This care will also help promote fast healing of the neck to bring it back to normal functioning. Chiropractic treatment is also needed when the cause of the neck pain is unknown. This is especially so if the pain is recurring and subsequent pain episodes are more painful. The chiropractor will be able to identify the underlying cause of the pain and recommend the necessary treatment.
If you’ve been plagued by neck pain and don’t know what to do, contact our chiropractic team at the ABC Chiropractic. The team comprises highly trained and skilled chiropractors who will help you ease the neck pain no matter what’s causing it.