A pain in your neck is more than just a pain in the neck
Chronic neck pain can really ruin your life. It doesn’t always start with whiplash or another type of injury. Neck pain and stiffness are only symptoms of a more significant issue – one that can lead to headaches, migraines, shoulder, arm, and hand issues like carpal tunnel.
When a pain in your neck is a pain in your arms
Cervical radiculopathy is the medical term for when a spinal disc in your neck is irritating or compressing a nerve root, causing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm and hand. A pinched nerve in your neck can cause a lot of pain, and it can be tempting to reach for medications to find relief.
The good news is that over 95 percent of people get well with natural healthcare interventions like chiropractic. Studies show patients experienced statistically significant relief up to one year after the initial treatment.
When a pain in your neck is giving you a headache
For many people, a headache is a daily occurrence – often beginning in the neck and shoulders. Tight muscles around your neck can result in tension headaches.
New evidence-based guidelines recommend a combination of exercise, stretching, and chiropractic adjustments to help reduce neck pain, headaches, and muscle tension.
The safe and effective treatment of neck-related pain and injuries without medication
Chiropractic care is safer than many medications and has far less risk than surgery. A 2007 study of 50,000 chiropractic adjustments given to nearly 20,000 patients found chiropractic care to be incredibly safe and effective – reducing neck pain by more than 75 percent.
By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.