Neck pain can impair your ability to complete basic daily functions. While neck pain sometimes dissipates on its own, neck pain that has persisted for several days or more should be assessed by a professional. At Spine & Sport Chiropractic, we have been providing Tuscaloosa residents with natural and effective chiropractic care for many years. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to identify the root cause of your neck pain before creating a chiropractic care plan to address it.
Types of Neck Pain
Neck pain might feel sharp, achy, or dull. It is often associated with other symptoms such as stiffness, shoulder or arm pain and numbness, headaches, upper back pain, and jaw pain. Our Tuscaloosa chiropractor and physical therapy staff rely on their advanced training and experience to diagnose the specific type of neck pain you're experiencing. The most common types of neck pain we diagnose and treat at our clinic include:
- Muscle strains
- Vertebral subluxations or joint misalignments (e.g., facet joint lock)
- Herniated or bulging cervical disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Cervical stenosis (narrowing of the spinal column)
- Cervical radiculopathy (pinched spinal nerve root)
It's helpful to know what type of neck pain condition you're experiencing, but it's equally helpful to know why the condition developed in the first place. Our chiropractor will work with you to help you understand your specific risk factors so that we can address them, helping you avoid recurring neck pain. Common risk factors for neck pain include:
- Poor posture, especially while at work or while sleeping
- Repetitive movements
- Acute trauma like a car accident
Even a prior history of neck pain is considered a risk factor. In other words, having neck pain once increases your risk of experiencing it again, so early and individualized treatment is key.
Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain
Our team of chiropractors has advanced training in the treatment and prevention of neck pain. We deliver quality care tailored to each patient's specific needs that will help them achieve pain relief and restore spinal health. Chiropractic care for neck pain relief may include:
- Spinal adjustments
- Laser therapy
- Physical therapy (including therapeutic exercises designed to promote tissue healing, reduce spasms and inflammation, and improve core stability and endurance)
Contact Our Chiropractor in Tuscaloosa for Neck Pain Relief
For more information on how we can relieve your neck pain or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call Spine & Sports Chiropractic today at (205) 345-8102.