Suffering From Neck Pain?
Few things in everyday life in Littleton are as inconvenient as a literal pain in the neck, which is why the cliché has so much resonance for people. When you have neck pain, the things you take for granted that you do without thinking, like turning your head to look at the TV, or looking down to find where you put your phone, are excruciating moments of discomfort.
In some cases, your neck pain might have a very clear cut cause, such as if you are in a car accident and suffer whiplash. But the pain that you experience in your neck isn’t necessarily located only in your neck. And that’s where a Littleton chiropractor can be a valuable and surprising ally.
Many Tiny Moving Parts
Your neck is like a miniature version of your spine; there are many small, interconnected pieces. The range of different parts gives your neck the mobility you normally enjoy. But it also means that things can go wrong in one or more small parts.
Neck pain can be the result of many different causes, posture issues, repetitive stress syndrome, even a bad position while sleeping can cause neck pain. Then there are more obvious causes like injuries to the neck, joint issues and straining muscles. Many of these causes share one thing in common; they pull your spine out of alignment.
Your backbone and spinal cord are supposed to be a continuous, unbroken line of bones and nerve clusters that support your body and carry signals up and down. When you experience a strain, sustain an injury, or use poor posture long enough to change this alignment, that’s when trouble starts. The nerves that formerly made contact with nothing may become irritated by touching other parts of the spine, and this can start a gradual snowball effect of other problems.
The spinal cord is responsible for carrying many important nerve signals throughout your body. This means that any problems along the “route” can affect the entire nerve pathway. Problems in your neck can eventually transmit lower, to the rest of your body if left unattended.
In some cases in Littleton, such as a strain from a poor sleeping position, taking it easy and giving your neck a little time is all it takes to recover. But relying on “waiting it out” to solve all neck pain problems may not be realistic, especially if it’s chronic pain. Just taking painkillers doesn’t solve the issue, it merely allows you to ignore it, and if you do that too long, you may eventually require expensive, intensive surgery to resolve the issue. Fortunately, you can get professional help to head this off and prevent a problem from requiring a surgical solution.
Long Term Solutions
Painkillers and massage therapy can be good for pain relief, but that’s merely treating a symptom, not finding an underlying cause and addressing it. Pain relief just means that at some point, the discomfort will return, and you’ll have to spend more money to get rid of it the next time it happens.
A professional chiropractor at Littleton Chiropractic goes beyond this, looking at holistic, long-term solutions. A visit to a chiropractor means getting a personalized examination that explores every possibility, narrowing down the causes of your neck pain. Once the problem has been identified, a treatment plan is developed to cure the problem, not just mask the pain.
Chiropractic treatment is capable of providing immediate relief, but with a sustained treatment plan, it can also help you to get rid of the problem once and for all to lead a happier, healthier, less painful life.
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