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?
Extended Screen Time
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.