Neck Pain Relief
Your neck has a big job to carry out day in and day out. Not only is it responsible for supporting your head, which can weigh an average of 14 to 16 pounds, it also doesn't have a lot of muscular stabilization. We rely on our necks for the flexibility needed to accomplish daily tasks, but because they undergo so much strain and have to support so much weight, they're more susceptible to injuries than other parts of the body.
Unfortunately, neck pain is a part of life for many people throughout the surrounding Meridian, Idaho, area, but it doesn't have to be.
What to Expect When You Visit Our Meridian Clinic
When you visit our on-site chiropractor, Dr. Dani Sartin, in our Meridian clinic, you can expect her to take the time to better understand your pain and what's causing it. During your first appointment, she might ask about your lifestyle, work habits, exercise regime, sleep habits, and anything else that she thinks could be a cause of your neck pain. From there, Dr. Sartin will map out a care plan unique to your problem.
Dr. Sartin and our friendly staff don't only analyze your neck, though. Did you know that all along your spinal cord and between your vertebrae are bundles of nerves that send impulses throughout your body, including down your arms and across your upper back? That means if you're experiencing pain or tingling in your arm, your neck pain may be the culprit. Dr. Sartin takes pride in being able to accurately diagnose the source of your neck pain, so you can get the necessary treatment.
In addition to tingling or pain in the arms, neck pain can also result in other unpleasant symptoms, including the following:
- Muscle Spasms
- Ringing in the Ears
- Otitis Media, Commonly Referred to as Inflammation in the Middle Ear
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
- Decrease in Range of Motion
- Chronic Muscle Tightness in the Upper Back or Neck
- And More
What Causes Neck Pain?
We see many patients who previously suffered a whiplash injury, which happens when your head moves suddenly. Whiplash can damage supporting neck muscles, connective tissues, and ligaments throughout the upper back and neck, resulting in pain, discomfort, and other symptoms commonly treated with chiropractic care.
Whiplash isn't the only cause of neck pain, though. In fact, there are many factors that contribute to neck pain. For example, do you work long hours sitting at a desk? When you sit for long periods of time in the same position, your posture suffers, this might result in neck pain.
Stress is also another cause of neck pain and muscle tightness. You may not realize it, but when you're stressed, many of the muscles around your neck, shoulders, and upper back tighten. Over time, this muscle tightness can become painful and will require proper chiropractic care to treat it.
If you're experiencing neck pain, give our clinic a call at 208-343-2770. Dr. Sartin would be more than happy to address your concerns and map out a natural, holistic, and gentle treatment plan, so you can continue living life without the pain.