Neck pain is a vague diagnosis that could be caused by a variety of different factors. Depending on what structures are affected; neck pain could stay in the neck region or it could radiate into the arms, hands, head, or upper back. Your chiropractor will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your pain and the best treatment plan to improve your symptoms.
It is estimated that neck pain affects approximately 30% of the US population each year. Neck pain can be caused by sudden trauma such as a fall, sports injury, or car accident, or by long-term problems such as chronic poor posture.
You should see a chiropractor if your neck pain is causing difficulty performing activities such as working, driving, playing sports, or simply turning your head. The majority of neck pain episodes do not require surgery and respond best to chiropractic care. Recent research has shown that chiropractic care is often a better treatment option than either surgery or pain medication for relieving neck pain.
Your chiropractor will design an individualized treatment programs to help reduce or eliminate pain, regain normal movement, and get back to your regular activities.