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Neck Pain Treatment at Allied Physical Medicine
When the subject of debilitating physical limitations comes up, people typically summon images of broken legs, paralysis or agonizing back pain -- until their first real experience with neck pain forces them to rethink their list. Pain and stiffness in the cervical spinal column, neck muscles or connective tissues can put terrible restrictions on your range of motion and quality of life. But you're not doomed to suffer from this pain for life because Allied Physical Medicine can address its underlying causes to provide natural, drug-free relief.
Many Possible Causes of Neck Pain
Sometimes you know all too well why your neck hurts. A personal accident, auto accident or sports accident can bring about sudden, intense neck pain by injuring this vulnerable area of the body in various ways. One of the most destructive incidents is whiplash. Whiplash is the result your body coming to a sudden stop while your head bounces back and forth at high speed. The head's weight produces hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck. Soft tissues stretched beyond their capacity are strained or sprained, while vertebrae may be dislodged in a way that actually changes the curve of the neck. Discs between the vertebrae may also herniate, pinching nerves and adding to your pain.
But don't be too puzzled if you can't trace your neck pain to any specific event. Neck pain can also develop as a byproduct of issues such as osteoarthritis of the spine, bulging discs (which lose water content and become flat over time), and bony overgrowth that reduces the diameter of the spinal canal (stenosis). These and other progressive conditions can create chronic pain that sneaks up on you slowly but surely. You may be experiencing chronic muscle strain from a slightly misaligned head, or due to poor posture. Even excessive head droop from mobile device users can cause a painful condition called "text neck."
Chiropractic Care and Other Treatments Can Help
Nobody relishes the thought of undergoing neck surgery, even to relieve excruciating pain. This strategy is best left as a last resort anyway since it can permanently alter neck anatomy and function. Drugs may interrupt the pain, but they can't resolve it. Your best bet is to bring your aching neck to Allied Physical Medicine for natural, non-invasive treatments that really work.
Chiropractic adjustments can relieve many kinds of neck pain simply by putting vertebral structures back where they belong, allowing joints to function normally and alleviating alignment problems that strain the muscles. Spinal decompression therapy can relieve disc-related nerve impingement and vertebral joint inflammation, while cold laser therapy eases pain and speeds healing without drugs. We can even offer lifestyle advice for keeping your neck healthy and comfortable at work or at play.
Talk to Our Lancaster Chiropractor
Give your neck what it needs so you can enjoy life again. Call Allied Physical Medicine at (661) 945-4441 for an appointment with our Lancaster chiropractor!