Neck pain is a common issue that we see at Integrated Health & Wellness LLC in Danbury and Brookfield, CT. We offer relief from neck pain through spinal manipulation and other treatments.
Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can have several underlying causes that can be treated with chiropractic care.
Muscle strains can occur due to injuries or simply daily activities. Poor posture, frequent use of electronics, and repetitive movements can all cause muscle strains.
Arthritis typically occurs as you age, and your joints become worn. Arthritis causes inflammation and pain, along with stiffness.
Nerve compression can occur due to misalignment, bulging or herniated discs, or degenerative disc disease. This can cause pressure on the nerves, which can trigger neck pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are typically the first treatment your chiropractor will recommend. Your neck is also known as your cervical spine. Like the spine, it contains vertebrae that can become misaligned. Misalignment in your cervical spine or spine can cause neck pain and pain in your back or shoulders.
Chiropractic adjustments correct these misalignments with gentle thrusts and pressure. Correcting misalignments can relieve neck pain, reduce inflammation, and relax tight muscles. It also allows your nervous system to function properly and increases blood flow.
Therapeutic exercises can also help relieve neck pain. Your chiropractor will determine which exercises are beneficial for you and teach you how to do them. Then, you'll continue to do them at home. These exercises can relieve pain and muscle tension, strengthen weak muscles, and improve your flexibility. They also support the correct alignment of your neck and spine.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy can also help relieve neck pain. It's often recommended as a complementary treatment, along with chiropractic adjustment. Cold laser therapy uses a low-level laser to treat pain, inflammation, and injuries. It's used for many issues, including neck pain, arthritis, and muscle sprains and strains. The laser penetrates deep into the tissues, triggering ATP production, which is the cell's energy source. This encourages healing, improves circulation, and reduces inflammation.
Myofascial release is another option for neck pain treatment. Myofascia is a type of connective tissue found throughout the body. When your tissues are under strain consistently, you can develop myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome can cause pain in your neck. This occurs when the fascia in the neck becomes tight and is unable to relax. Myofascial release relaxes the fascia, which can relieve pain and tension.
Neck Pain Treatment at Integrated Health & Wellness LLC
If you are experiencing neck pain in Danbury or Brookfield, contact Integrated Health & Wellness LLC. We offer chiropractic treatments, including spinal adjustments, therapeutic exercises, cold laser therapy, and myofascial release.