Neck pain is a terrible thing to live with on a daily basis. It can make every day a struggle and can lead to other, even worse pains. Neck pain does not have to control your life, though. You can take control through the care of a chiropractor. Whiplash Pain Center, along with Dr. Alykhan Shariff, looks forward to helping you gain that control, starting with some education about neck pain.
Neck pain is a common issue. Most often, it is caused by poor posture which is due to being hunched over a desk for most of the day. Neck pain can also be caused by manual labor. Osteoarthritis may also cause neck pain. At times, it may even be caused by a more serious condition or be due to an injury, such as an auto accident.
While you should never ignore neck pain, you might need immediate care if the neck pain comes with numbness, shooting pain in the arm or shoulder, or if you experience a loss of strength. When experiencing any of these issues, seek the immediate care of a physician. While chiropractic care can help, it is best to check with your physician with these types of symptoms in case you require additional or alternative care.
There are different types of treatment for neck pain, and our chiropractor may choose one or multiple treatment types to decrease or eliminate your neck pain. These treatments include:
Cervical Manipulation: This is when a chiropractor adjusts the neck to loosen up the vertebrae. Cervical manipulation is often used to treat muscle spasms and pinched nerves. This is the preferred method of many as there are no medications involved and no surgery. The goal is to restore mobility in the neck.
Neck Exercises: At times, there may need to be stretches done for your neck or even neck-strengthening exercises. This will often be explained by the chiropractor and something that you can do on a regular basis at home.
Don’t let neck pain wreck your quality of life. We are here to help you treat, reduce, and hopefully eliminate your neck pain so that you can enjoy your life pain-free. Call Whiplash Pain Center to make an appointment with Dr. Alykhan Shariff today. You can reach our Summerville SC office at (843) 281-7837.