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Suffering from neck pain in Pittston?

Neck pain is a very common condition. There are countless people that deal with neck pain daily and never see a doctor about it. Chiropractors have been helping people deal with neck pain for hundreds of years.

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At CoreMedical, an experienced Pittston chiropractor will help reduce or eliminate your neck pain. This article was created to help show what CoreMedical can do for you.

NECK PAIN IN Pittston

Neck pain can be tricky to treat. It is essential to know exactly where the pain is originating from. Here at CoreMedical, we will use multiple tools to find the exact location of your pain. This is the first step in the treatment process and may be the most important.

The spine houses almost all the systemic nerves in the human body. It is one of the most complex and important areas of the body. A misaligned spine can cause attached muscles to tighten and spasm. Your muscles tighten as a way to defend against the misaligned vertebrae. Your muscles are making an attempt to protect the spinal column. The two main causes for people with a misaligned spine are poor posture and occupations that require repetitive motion.

There are too many people in the world that fail to get their spinal misalignments corrected. Many are simply hoping the pain will go away on its own if they wait a long enough time. This pain can actually go away, but the misalignment is still there. The pain is sure to return if the misalignment is still there. The longer an individual waits to get their condition corrected, the greater the chance is that the issue can potentially become very serious. There are many cases where patients wait so long that surgery is the only option.

Common VS. Normal

There is a trap associated with neck pain. This trap revolves on the idea that if so many people have neck pain (common) it must be normal. This is not logical and is the reason we are seeing more and more people with conditions that require surgery. Be proactive and get your spine checked out.

Your first visit will consist of a thorough consultation that includes an analysis of your health history. We want to fully understand what you are experiencing before treatment begins. We will then be able to create a personalized treatment plan that promotes a fast recovery.

Don't live with neck pain any longer. Give CoreMedical in Pittston a call and let our professional and experienced staff answer any questions you may have. We are here to help!

What causes neck pain?

Your neck consists of seven cervical vertebrae and a disc between each pair to absorb shock and protect the bones. These fragile cervical bones support the weight of your head while allowing it to move in a full range of motion: A combination that makes your neck susceptible to injury and subsequent pain.

The top causes of neck pain include:

Sprains and strains of muscles, ligaments, and tendons

Soft tissue injuries may result from falls and everyday activities. You could sleep in the wrong position or use poor ergonomics, such as holding your head in a tilted position at a computer terminal.

Whiplash

One of the most common injuries causing neck pain, whiplash occurs when your neck goes through rapid back-and-forth movement. The force of whiplash can damage your ligaments, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels.

Degenerative disc disease

Over time, the discs between your vertebrae become dehydrated, develop cracks, and begin to break down.

Disc herniation

Disc herniation develops when the gel-like center of the disc bulges out through a tear in the disc’s tough outer layer. Degenerative disc disease is one of the top causes of herniation.

Cervical radiculopathy

Radiculopathy, or a pinched nerve, often causes pain that radiates down your arm.

Cervical spinal stenosis

Age-related changes cause narrowing of the spinal canal in your neck.

What chiropractic techniques are used to treat neck pain?

Your chiropractic care begins with a thorough examination and imaging tests when necessary. Your treatment is individualized but may include a combination of manipulation, manual therapy, and exercise.

Chiropractic care for your neck focuses on decompressing pinched nerves and relieving muscle strain. Dr. Gehin has extensive experience using gentle methods to relieve neck pain, including:

  • Cervical mobilization: smooth, non-thrust movements to improve range of motion
  • Manual decompression: gentle stretching achieved manually instead of with a traction table
  • Cervical drop techniques: use a specialized drop table to apply gentle pressure
  • Therapeutic massage: improves circulation, relaxes muscles, and relieves pain

To learn more about chiropractic care for neck pain, Call Dr. Gehin or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.