Neck pain can be anywhere from annoying to extremely uncomfortable. If you have neck pain, you undoubtedly want it to stop. The problem is you may not know what is causing it. While there are a variety of issues that can lead to neck pain, one common reason is neck misalignment.
How Do You Know If Your Neck Is Out of Alignment?
The main way to know if your neck is out of alignment is to set an appointment with a medical professional. Dr. Nathan Fisher at Achieve Health and Wellness will be able to take a look at the problem and better determine the cause. From there, a treatment plan can be put in place.
With that said, there are a few tell-tale symptoms of neck misalignment. These include:
If you are experiencing these symptoms, set an appointment to see a chiropractor. They can check for alignment issues and then resolve them.
What Causes Neck Alignment Issues?
There are quite a few things that can lead to neck alignment issues. Some of these include:
- Car Accidents
Many people that get into car accidents end up suffering from whiplash. The sudden force of an accident often leads to the heads of those involved being jerked back and forward. This sudden movement puts a lot of strain on the neck and can easily cause an injury.Those that suffer from whiplash will notice difficulty turning the head, pain, stiffness, soreness, and tenderness. If you’ve been in a recent car accident and your neck is now hurting, there is a chance you are suffering from whiplash.
- Bad Posture
Unless you are actively working to change it, you may not notice your posture. If you have good posture that’s fine, but if you have bad posture, it can be problematic. Bad posture can cause disc and joint compression. While you may not even notice it, hunching over may be putting pressure on your neck that—over time—causes alignment issues.
If you’ve fallen down some stairs, slipped on ice, or otherwise had a nasty fall, you may be experiencing all kinds of pain and soreness. If you have lingering pain in your neck, there is a chance that the tumble caused a misalignment in your spinal discs or vertebrae.
- Sports Injury
Some sports are a little more forgiving than others. If you play a sport like golf, chances of injury can be low. For sports like football, wrestling, or other contact sports, the chances of a neck injury are much higher. If you’ve taken a hard blow recently and it’s left you with a lot of pain, soreness, and/or stiffness in your neck, you should visit a chiropractor to get the issue checked out.
- And More
Those are some of the main issues that lead to neck injuries and misalignment. With that said, they aren’t the only ones. If for any reason you start to experience chronic neck pain, soreness, stiffness, or other discomforts, contact Achieve Health and Wellness. We’ll perform an examination and determine the root cause of the discomfort. If it’s determined that the problem is your neck being out of alignment, we can perform an adjustment to resolve the issue.
What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractic treatment (also known as “chiropractic”) is a specialized form of healthcare that focuses on the diagnoses and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system. This includes muscles, nerves, bones, tendons, and ligaments.
A chiropractor is able to make adjustments to restore motion and functionality to the back and spine of a patient. Many chiropractors will suggest other forms of treatment along with chiropractic to better help with the healing process. This may include massage, cold laser therapy, and other services.
Achieve Health and Wellness provides a variety of different treatment options for patients that are suffering from pain, discomfort, limited range of motion, and other issues involving the spine, neck, and other areas of the body. We’d be happy to meet with you and perform an exam to identify the root cause of your physical condition. From there, we’ll put together a custom treatment plan to help meet your specific needs.
Does Chiropractic Treatment Help with Neck Alignment?
Yes! Chiropractic adjustments can help to resolve neck alignment issues.
The first step of the adjustment process is to contact Achieve to set an appointment. During your initial visit, you’ll be asked to fill out forms so we can learn more about your health history and the symptoms you are experiencing.
Our chiropractor will provide a consultation, then begin a physical exam. If needed, an x-ray may also be taken. This will help to determine the root cause and severity of the condition. If Dr. Nathan Fisher discovers that your neck is out of alignment, he will put together a treatment plan. This may include chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, or other restorative measures. We’ll then set your next appointment so you can begin treatment.
How Does an Adjustment Work?
Adjustments can be done in different ways. The main factors will be the severity of the pain and the location. Dr. Fisher will use sudden jolts to readjust misalignments. The readjustments may be done with the help of an instrument or by hand.
If Dr. Fisher decides a chiropractic adjustment is the best treatment option, he will provide you with more information about the procedure and what to expect.
Reach Out to Achieve Health and Wellness Today!
If you are experiencing neck pain, soreness, stiffness, or any other form of discomfort, reach out to Achieve Health and Wellness today. We’ll set an appointment for Dr. Fisher to meet with you and perform an exam to determine the root cause. From there, he can put together a treatment plan to not only help with providing relief for the symptoms but also with addressing the underlying issues.
We look forward to speaking with you and helping you with your neck discomfort.