If you're dealing with neck pain, chiropractic care can help. At Langel Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. in West Des Moines, Dr. Langel can provide manual therapy and adjustments to the spine and surrounding tissues to relieve pain and improve function.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain can result from several factors. They include:
Whiplash is a neck injury that commonly occurs during a car accident. It's caused by the sudden jerking of the head, which can damage the neck's muscles, ligaments, and discs.
Poor posture is often to blame for neck pain and stiffness. Sitting or standing with your head tilted forward or your shoulders hunched puts extra strain on the neck muscles and can cause pain.
Texting is becoming a common cause of neck pain, especially in young people. When you look down at your phone or device for long periods, it can lead to text neck, a type of muscle strain.
The discs in the neck act as cushions between the vertebrae. With age and wear and tear, they can degenerate and become less effective at absorbing shock, leading to pain.
Arthritis is a common cause of neck pain, particularly in older adults. Arthritis can cause the joints in the neck to become inflamed, leading to pain and stiffness.
Symptoms of Neck Pain
The symptoms of neck pain can vary depending on the underlying cause. They include:
- A dull, aching pain in the neck
- Sharp, shooting pain in the neck
- Stiffness or a limited range of motion in the neck
- Pain that radiates into the shoulders or arms
- Back pain
- Tingling or numbness in the arms or hands
Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical treatment for neck pain. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to relieve pain and improve function, including:
- Manual Therapy: This involves manipulating the joints and soft tissues in the neck to reduce pain and inflammation.
- Adjustments: Chiropractors use adjustments to realign the vertebrae in the neck. This can help relieve pain and improve the range of motion.
- Rehabilitation: Chiropractors may recommend certain exercises and other therapies to help strengthen the muscles and tissues in the neck. This can prevent future pain and injuries.
- Trigger Point Therapy: It involves applying pressure to the trigger points in the neck muscles to release them and relieve pain.
Contact Us for Neck Pain Relief
If you're experiencing back pain, headaches, or aching pain in the neck, you may be suffering from neck pain. At Langel Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. in West Des Moines, Dr. Langel can provide chiropractic care to relieve your pain and improve your function. Call our team today at (515) 267-1600 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.