Neck pain shows itself in a variety of uncomfortable and painful ways. The type of neck pain one is experiencing will determine the specific treatment Dr. Moore will recommend for your neck pain relief. A chiropractor is trained to diagnose various neck conditions in order to customize your treatment plan. Some common neck pain symptoms include:
Pain around your shoulder blades
Numbness,Pain, or Weakness in your Arm
Trouble Swallowing, Writing, Talking, or Walking
Soreness on One or Both Sides of the Neck
Unintentional weight loss
In order to receive neck pain relief to the maximum amount possible, your treatment plan at Moore Chiropractic San Antonio includes spinal manipulation and spinal adjustments. When one or more vertebrae move out of position, a subluxation occurs and causes neck pain by irritating and creating pressure around the spinal nerves. These subluxations can be fixed via spinal manipulation and adjustments. This allows neck pain relief in the soft tissue, increases circulation, and stimulates the body’s nervous system. Spinal adjustments are hands on, drug free treatments by your chiropractor to treat your subluxation.
Chiropractic adjustments on the spine are not a painful process but is rather a precise and gentle treatment. A spinal adjustment is not just about the ‘pops’ and ‘cracks’ you hear of joints snapping into place during your chiropractic treatment. Rather, a chiropractic adjustment for neck pain relief at Moore Chiropractic involves a trained expert gently and precisely returning motion and flexibility to restricted spinal joints.
Another popular non-invasive therapy chiropractors use to relieve neck pain is ultrasound. Specific wavelengths are produced by the ultrasound machine in order to reach deep into the muscle tissue. These waves from the ultrasound aid in increasing blood circulation, leading to reduced swelling, muscle stiffness, and muscle spasms. The ultrasound machine produces a deep, therapeutic heat penetrating deep into the muscle.
Since your neck has gone through a lot of manipulation and therapy, Dr. Moore of Moore Chiropractic San Antonio recommends you place ice on your neck to help control inflammation. Cold therapy is an excellent home remedy for neck pain relief to supplement a chiropractic treatment.
After several treatments, when your neck pain is under control, Dr. Moore may suggest a change in diet, muscle strengthening exercises, stretches to improve your range of motion, or other lifestyle changes in order to prevent a painful relapse. However, If your neck pain does not improve within a reasonable amount of time, Moore Chiropractic may refer you to a spine specialist for further treatment and evaluation.
If you are suffering from neck pain or back pain, Moore Chiropractic San Antonio will work to address the underlying mechanical causes of your neck pain. We want to help you return to your normal activities as quickly as possible so you can enjoy your daily life without neck pain.
For more information on Neck Pain, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moore, please contact Moore Life Health Solutions at (210) 525-9063