Neck Pain

Waking up with a stiff neck can be incredibly frustrating. Whether it's from your sleeping position, an accident, or a sports injury, it's crucial to have neck pain assessed by a trained professional. Continue reading to understand more about this common issue and how consulting with Dr. Brittian at Brittian Chiropractic Center can prevent it from disrupting your daily activities.

What is Neck Pain?

Neck pain refers to inflammation or discomfort experienced anywhere from the base of your skull to your shoulders. It can range from a brief twinge to more persistent discomfort, often accompanied by numbness, frequent headaches, or restricted range of motion. In severe cases, neck pain can significantly impact daily activities and diminish quality of life.

Common Causes of Neck Pain

  • Muscle Tension and Strain: One of the most common causes of neck pain is muscle tension or strain, often due to poor posture, repetitive movements, or overuse of the neck muscles.
  • Injury: Trauma to the neck region, such as whiplash from a car accident, a fall, or a sports-related injury, can lead to neck pain.
  • Heart Attack: While less common, neck pain can sometimes be a symptom of a heart attack, especially in women. This pain may radiate to the neck, jaw, or left arm, often accompanied by other symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, and nausea.
  • Meningitis: Meningitis, an inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, can cause neck stiffness and pain, along with other symptoms like headache, fever, and sensitivity to light.
  • Other Causes: Neck pain can also arise from various other conditions, including:
  • Degenerative disorders like osteoarthritis or cervical spondylosis.
  • Herniated or bulging discs in the cervical spine.
  • Infections, such as throat infections or abscesses.
  • Tumors or growths in the neck region.
  • Nerve compression, such as in cervical radiculopathy.
  • Poor ergonomics, such as improper workstation setup lead to strain.
  • Stress and anxiety, can contribute to muscle tension and exacerbate neck pain.

Numerous factors could contribute to neck pain. It might stem from something as simple as sleeping in an awkward position or making a sudden head movement. Poor posture, whiplash resulting from a car accident, stress, sports-related injuries, and various other reasons can also be responsible. In more severe cases, neck pain could indicate osteoarthritis. Regardless of the cause, the discomfort can significantly disrupt your life and should be promptly evaluated by Dr. Brittian.

How Brittian Chiropractic Care Can Help Solve Neck Pain

Brittian Chiropractic care offers various methods to address neck pain effectively. Through cervical manipulation, where the neck is adjusted manually, the spine can be realigned, alleviating pressure and reducing discomfort. This approach often enhances the range of motion and decreases soreness. Typically, chiropractic treatment is complemented by other therapies like ice, heat, and massage.

Many individuals experience symptom reduction after just a few sessions. However, maintaining regular chiropractic appointments is highly recommended. Consistent visits with Dr. Brittian can not only alleviate current neck pain but also prevent its recurrence in the future.

Relief from Neck Pain with a Trusted Chiropractor

If you're suffering from neck pain, it's crucial to address it promptly for your well-being. Ignoring neck pain can lead to worsening discomfort and potential complications. Seeking professional care from Dr. Brittian is a proactive step towards finding relief and improving your quality of life.

Dr. Brittian specializes in assessing and treating various neck pain conditions, offering personalized care tailored to your specific needs. With expertise and compassion, Dr. Brittian will thoroughly evaluate your condition to determine the underlying cause of your neck pain. Whether it's due to muscle strain, injury, or a more complex issue like cervical spine problems, Dr. Brittian will devise a comprehensive treatment plan designed to alleviate your discomfort and promote healing.

By addressing your neck pain promptly, you can prevent it from interfering with your daily activities and enjoying life to the fullest. Don't let neck pain hold you back any longer. Contact our dedicated team at (336) 293-8931 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brittian today. Take the first step towards a pain-free life and reclaim your vitality.