Patients who come to my practice, Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch, CA, for treatment of neck pain, arrive with a number of complications which have led to the pain. The video below explains in greater detail the causes of and solutions for neck pain. Here’s a brief summary:
Neck muscle spasms, which are involuntary muscle contractions, do not allow the neck muscles to relax leading to joint restriction and misaligned vertebrae. These two events will send pain signals. The restricted joints and misaligned vertebrae may consequently pinch or irritate the nerves and pain may radiate to the arms and hands. Restricted joints will also lead to joint degeneration, over a period of time, which causes herniated discs.
Muscle spasms are caused by: stress on neck and shoulder muscles caused by poor posture while using a phone, a computer, gym equipment, etc., exposure to cold, poor sleeping position and emotional stress.
Chiropractic care goes beyond adjustments of the joints for pain relief. Our office provides the following therapies to relax the muscles and dissolve spasms: electric stimulation, gentle stretches, massage, ultrasound, mechanical traction and of course, chiropractic adjustments.
If you are experiencing neck pain or discomfort, contact your local chiropractor to schedule an exam and evaluation.