Whether you’ve suffered an injury, or just slept on it funny, neck pain can be a serious annoyance during your day. It’s estimated that around 15% of people in the United States face the reality of chronic neck pain every day.
As an expert in chiropractic adjustments for neck pain, Dr. Schrier is dedicated to helping people who suffer to experience relief. If you are scared of getting your neck adjusted, Dr. Schrier is also trained in a gentle technique called NUCCA, that has no twisting, cracking or popping.
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What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can be classified in many different ways because of the various factors that cause it.
Causes of neck pain can include:
- Joint abnormalities
- Poor posture
- Muscle strains
Neck pain which develops as the result of sudden trauma is often called whiplash, which is most commonly associated with traffic accidents. When the head snaps forward or backward suddenly, it often results in a strain which can cause severe pain.
When should I see a chiropractor for neck pain?
At any point where you feel your neck pain is hindering you from performing daily tasks as well as you could, you should seek treatment for your neck pain.
Many patients visit Dr. Schrier because of their neck pain:
- Is severe
- Persists for extended periods of times
- Extends down to arms or legs
- Causes headaches, numbness, and weakness
However, even if your neck pain is mild, chiropractic care can still help you experience relief. The chiropractic adjustments made during an appointment will not only treat the pain itself, but can also increase your capacity for relaxation, and give you a renewed sense of wellness.
How is Neck Pain Treated?
Dr. Schrier starts by doing a physical examination, obtaining your medical history, and consulting with you about what may be causing your neck pain.
Depending on the circumstances, he may order an X-ray, which will allow him to see if there’s a slipped disc or a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can cause neck pain.
There may also be a need for an MRI, as it can reveal how your nerves, tendons, and ligaments may be causing the pain.
Using a series of spinal adjustments, he begins to realign the musculoskeletal system, resulting in reduced pain.
Chronic neck pain can be debilitating no matter who you are, so it’s important to seek relief. Talk to Dr. Schrier from Schrier Family Chiropractic & Regenerative Medicine in Delray Beach, Florida so he can begin creating a customized treatment plan for your neck pain.
If you or a loved one are suffering from neck pain in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach or any city in Palm Beach County, call us today at (561) 445-2648 to schedule a free consultation.