At Bond Thomas Chiropractic of St. Petersburg, we know that chiropractic therapy is one of the most safe and effective ways to treat neck pain. When patients experience pain in this area, not only is it often wildly painful and uncomfortable, but it can be confusing too. Often times, if there was no trauma to attribute to the cause of this discomfort, such as whiplash from a car accident or a sports injury, it is difficult to pin point exactly what the cause of the issue is—and, therefore, the proper way to treat it.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
If you or one of your loved ones is experiencing neck pain that was not brought on by injury or trauma, one of the first and most important steps to alleviating and curing it is to determine what may have caused it, so your chiropractic therapy clinic in St. Petersburg will know the best treatment plan to take—as quickly as possible.
If you are experiencing pain in this area, it could be caused from a minor ligament and/or muscle strain, which can happen from sudden movement or even sleeping in the wrong position. Another common cause which people often overlook is stress. When people are stressed they often—unknowingly—tense the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back. Repeatedly doing this can take a toll on your body and result in muscle spasms, headaches, jaw pain, and back pain.
If you are experiencing a tingling sensation or numbness that spreads from the neck to the shoulders, or even to your hand(s) and arm(s), it is likely that the cause is from too much pressure on spinal nerves, causing the spinal discs between your vertebrae to “bulge.”
Chiropractic Therapy for Neck Pain
Regardless of the cause of your neck pain, however, it is important to know that chiropractic therapy can provide you with the holistic treatment you need to alleviate not only the painful symptoms but to get to the underlying root of the problem. When you visit our clinic in St. Petersburg, you won’t just be handed pharmaceutical drugs and be sent on your way. We aren’t interested in simply masking the problem, but rather in doing anything and everything possible to prevent it from happening again.
Whether your neck pain is acute, meaning it gets better in a week or two, or chronic, which can happen when the pain is related to disk disease, spinal stenosis, or arthritis of the joints—and can last for months, sometimes even years—our chiropractic therapy can help heal you as fast as possible.
To learn more, or to make an appointment with Dr. Thomas in St. Petersburg, give our office a call today!