Neck pain is the second most common cause of pain in adults and the fourth leading cause of disability. Getting prompt chiropractic treatment from Dr. Kevin Gehin at CoreMedical can relieve your pain, promote healing, and help prevent future neck problems. If you have questions about gentle chiropractic treatments available for your neck, call their office in Pittston, Pennsylvania, or book a consultation online.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
To learn more about chiropractic care for neck pain, Call Dr. Gehin or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.