Neck pain is common and can develop easily. It often becomes frustrating and debilitating. At Phillips Chiropractic, serving Woodland, Madison, Esparto, and Davis, CA, our chiropractor provides natural treatment methods for neck pain and other ailments. Our goal is to help you return to a healthy, pain-free life.
The Structure of the Cervical Spine
The neck has seven vertebrae that are stacked on top of one another. They surround the spinal canal and spinal cord. In between each vertebra are cartilaginous discs with a jelly-like substance in each of them. That substance is known as the nucleus pulposus. These discs act as cushions when we walk, run, bend, or turn our heads. Nearby are sets of nerves on each side of the neck. There are also cervical spine ligaments, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, and tissues. The cervical spine is a highly complicated structure. When any one of these parts becomes injured, it can cause severe pain.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Many different factors can lead to neck pain. Some common causes include being hunched over a computer screen, tablet, or phone for too long, or having poor posture. Whiplash from auto accidents can damage the ligaments and muscles in the neck. Other causes are sports injuries, sleeping incorrectly, and osteoarthritis from the aging process.
Neck Pain Symptoms
An injury or condition of the neck might not be limited to simple neck pain. Here are some of the other symptoms:
- Pain when turning the head or neck
- Headaches or even facial pain from affected muscles and nerves
- Pain from the neck running across to a shoulder, even down an arm, into a hand and its fingers
- Tingling in an arm
- Arm and hand weakness and the inability to grasp objects
Neck Pain Treatment from Our Chiropractor
When you first visit us, our Madison, CA chiropractor will perform a physical exam to look for the root cause of your pain. after a proper diagnosis, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you. One of the treatments we may use is spinal adjustments. Oftentimes, neck pain is caused by a misaligned vertebra in the cervical spine. Gentle chiropractic adjustments are used to return that vertebra back into proper alignment, alleviating pain. For soft tissue injuries, we provide massage therapy to improve blood flow and reduce inflammation. Our chiropractor will also give you corrective exercises to improve your range of motion.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Woodland, CA for Neck Pain Treatment
If you are experiencing neck pain, you don’t have to continue suffering. At Phillips Chiropractic, serving Woodland, Madison, Davis, and Esparto, CA, our chiropractor will alleviate your pain naturally and help your body heal. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.