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Treating Neck Pain

Neck PainA pain in the neck is nothing to joke about. Neck pain often leads to headaches, muscle stiffness and other symptoms that make getting through the day difficult. Chiropractic care offers effective relief of neck pain without drugs. Columbia, MO, chiropractors Dr. Matthew White, Dr. Monique White and Dr. Sylvie Carpentier treat neck pain at Advanced Physical Health and help their patients manage their painful symptoms.

Why do I have neck pain?

Neck pain may occur due to:

  • Poor Posture: Poor posture when standing or sitting can eventually lead to neck pain. If you work sitting down, you may unwittingly adopt poor posture habits that can increase your risk of neck pain.
  • Accidents: Car crashes, falls, sport injuries, and blows to the head can cause pain in the neck.
  • Your Digital Habits: Spending considerable time bending your neck to look at your smartphone or tablet can cause a painful neck condition called text neck.
  • Certain Conditions: Herniated discs, arthritis, spinal stenosis, and other conditions may be the source of your neck pain.

How can a visit to a Columbia chiropractor help me?

Your visit to your chiropractor starts with an examination, X-rays or other tests, and discussion of your symptoms and medical history. You'll also be asked questions about your work and hobbies, as activities you constantly perform on the job or in your spare time may cause or worsen neck pain.

Your treatment may include manipulation of your cervical spine. Using gentle pressure, your chiropractor will realign the vertebrae in your neck. Manipulation not only relieves pain, but may also improve mobility and relax muscles that have become tight due to the misalignment. Your chiropractor might also manipulate your spine as part of your treatment, as spinal alignment issues may actually be the source of your neck pain.

Manipulations aren't the only treatments chiropractors offer. Your treatment plan may also include massage to loosen tight muscles and improve blood flow, or ultrasound or electrical stimulation treatment to hasten healing, decrease pain, and reduce swelling and inflammation in your neck.

Your chiropractor may recommend exercises and lifestyle modifications that can prevent your pain from worsening or returning.

Chiropractic care can relieve your neck pain! Call Columbia, MO, chiropractors Dr. Matthew White, Dr. Monique White and Dr. Sylvie Carpentier at Advanced Physical Health at (573) 446-2242 to schedule an appointment.

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