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Do you suffer from chronic neck pain that prevents you from sleeping comfortably at night, enjoying the activities you once loved, or make sitting at a desk or driving a car for extended periods simply impossible? Unfortunately, neck pain will not simply “go away” on its or get better without intervention. In fact, letting your neck pain continue will set you up for a lifetime of health problems. If you are suffering from chronic neck pain, chiropractic care is an effective pain management technique that is a safe alternative to surgery and medication. Our Matawan chiropractor has helped hundreds of patients manage neck pain through chiropractic adjustments and complementary therapies – we can help you, too!
Whiplash injuries are a major cause for neck pain. Unfortunately, many patients believe whiplash injuries only occur following a serious accident; that’s simply not the case. These injuries can happen at speeds as slow as 5mph; even the minor impact of a fender bender can knock the cervical spine out of alignment, whipping it backwards and forwards. Pressure from a cervical spine misalignment can affect nearby nerves and muscles, causing muscle spasms, restricted mobility and chronic pain. Symptoms of a whiplash injury include stiffness, fatigue, dizziness, jaw pain and headache. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, contact our Matawan chiropractor immediately!
In addition to untreated whiplash injuries, many of our patients experience chronic neck pain because of poor posture. In fact, most neck pain that is not caused by a traumatic injury like whiplash is due to poor posture. The most common cause is forward head and shoulder posture. When we sit at a desk all day, straining to see a computer screen or reach a keyboard, we lean the neck forward. The forward pull of the head places stress on the lower neck, which increases the risk for degenerative disc disease. This posture also affects the upper back muscles, causing the shoulders and upper back to round forward, exacerbating pain and poor posture.
Addressing neck pain is the first step towards long-term relief and a healthier, more active lifestyle. To do so effectively, our Matawan chiropractor will use diagnostic tests to identify the precise cause for your pain. If your pain is due to a cervical spine misalignment from a whiplash injury, for example, our chiropractor will uses gentle yet precise adjustment techniques to restore proper alignment to the cervical spine. Restoring proper alignment is important for pain management and relieving pressure on nearby nerves.
If poor posture is the cause for your neck pain, our Matawan chiropractor may combine chiropractic adjustments with corrective exercises and ergonomic adjustments. Small ergonomic changes the height of your office desk chair or placement of your computer can help stop the head and shoulders from leaning forward, and are important for pain management.
Don’t suffer from neck pain in silence – schedule an appointment with our Matawan chiropractor today!
New patients receive A FREE consultation and MRI review. ($250 Value)