Neck Pain

Is it hard to look over your shoulder? Is there a constant pulling or throbbing pain in your neck? Do you notice a “grinding” sound as you turn your head? These are all common symptoms that we treat at 417 Spine. And we know how to fix them.

What Commonly Causes Neck Pain?

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Extended Screen Time

As people are sitting at a computer or looking at their cell phone more and more, the normal curvature of the neck is reduced and the head travels forward, in front of the shoulders, adding an increased amount of pressure the head puts on the neck. This can cause loss of normal curvatures in the cervical spine, or neck.
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Spinal Degeneration

Spinal degeneration, or arthritis, is the breakdown of normal joint structures in the spine. The more the bones and joints degenerate, the less space there is for the nerves to exit the spine and perform the functions they are designed to do. This leads to chronic and often debilitating pain in the neck.

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Sleep Position

Poor sleeping posture can have a tremendous effect on the overall function of the neck and surrounding structures. Stomach sleepers and side sleepers are especially at risk of dysfunction in the neck, due to how the head is positioned during the night. This leads to increased tightness, stiffness, and soreness.

How Neck Pain Impacts Your Life

Danger While Driving

The neck has more range of motion than any other region of the spine. When you suffer from neck pain, your mobility is lost and greatly affects several small ways you turn your head each day.

While this might seem like simply an annoyance you can ignore, but it can be very dangerous when driving. You may be unable to check blind spots or effectively look for pedestrians or traffic before entering a road. This is not only dangerous, but it is extremely frustrating for people who have to drive for their work and suffer from neck pain.

Work & Performance Impacts

Neck pain leads to a tremendous decline in overall performance at the workplace. People who work on computers and use technology at their job are unable to focus for long periods of time without having to take a break. This leads to a decrease in production and more time lost at work.

The emotional stress of lost productivity often bleeds over into home life as well, making something that seems small become a big impact on your daily life and health. Neck pain isn’t a problem to ignore. Our chiropractic team is here to help.

Sleep Problems & Long-Term Stress

Poor sleep is one of the most common impacts of neck pain. You need quality sleep to perform and feel your best. But neck pain can make that very difficult.

When you don’t sleep soundly due to neck pain, it begins a vicious cycle of fatigue, lack of focus, poor performance, and sometimes even emotional impacts like depression.

Ready for Relief?

Our Chiropractic team in Springfield Missouri is here to help you get back to the life you love.

Our Treatments for Neck Pain

Spinal Manipulation

Using Spinal Manipulation, we can restore normal joint function and spinal curvatures, resulting in longer lasting relief from neck pain. A popular response to neck pain is taking medications to cover up the problem or treat its symptoms. The best long-term solution to neck pain is not medications or drugs. We locate the underlying cause of your neck pain and stop it at its source.

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Therapeutic Exercise

Another effective treament for neck pain is a cervical traction device. This is a passive treatment that can be done in the office, or at home, and is used to help rebuild a normal curvature to your neck.

This simple device helps bring your head from being in front of your shoulders, which is common but incorrect, to a neutral position over your shoulders where it should be.

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Massage Therapy

People who suffer from neck pain often suffer from tightness and stiffness in the musculature surrounding their neck. Massage therapy and electric muscle stimulation both eliminate the inflammation and associated muscle spasms in the region. This leads to fast and efficient reduction of symptoms and gives you long-term relief from your neck pain.

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Get Your Life Back

Our team at 417 Spine is committed to your well-being and we share one common goal. Long-term relief. Call us today and move one step closer to health that comes naturally.

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