Chiropractor services may help patients who have tried other means of pain relief
There is a very good reason why some people use the expression “pain in the neck” to describe an aggravating or undesirable situation (or person, for that matter). Neck pain can be extraordinarily uncomfortable, and can affect people’s lives quite significantly. The pain or inability altogether to turn the head from side to side can make attempting to perform even the easiest or mundane tasks virtually unbearable.
People suffering from neck pain often begin trying to simply treat it themselves with over-the-counter medication. In some more extreme cases, some people have ultimately had a series of expensive tests and x-rays taken, with some patients going on to have a surgical procedure performed. And sometimes this doesn’t even work. Surgery may not alleviate the pain, or if it does, a recurrence of neck pain puts that patient right back into that agonizing situation. It is at this point in time that the pain sufferer should contact a qualified chiropractor at a clinic or pain management center and see what pain relief services they can provide.
Why some people experience neck pain
The neck is composed of a series of very small bones, ligaments, joints, and the disc. All this, in concert with the spinal cord and nerve roots, are in virtually constant motion throughout the day, and even through the night at times. Such delicate instrumentation may be susceptible to gradual or sudden injury at any time. Insidious onset, or pain that has come on rather gradually, can be attributed to many factors. A few of these factors can include sleep habits, actions at work, and environmental factors that may have the patient moving their head and neck in awkward ways on a somewhat regular basis. Acute traumatic and spontaneous onset events, things that happen suddenly (such as accidents or a wrenching lifting activity) also result in neck pain. All these situations can be diagnosed and properly treated by chiropractors that deal with these situations on a daily basis.
A proper evaluation through examination and consultation is extremely important
Quite naturally, the chiropractor will want to have x-rays of the neck taken to see right away if there is obvious damage causing the neck pain. Their consultation will also involve learning the patient’s history of past neck problems, if anyone in the patient’s family has had similar neck problems, and if the patient is experiencing problems in other areas of the body resulting from the neck pain (radiating symptoms such as tingling, numbness, or weakness in the arms; or extreme pain in the shoulder or arm), and any other issues relevant to the situation. With all this information and data, the chiropractor can then make the most educated and comprehensive diagnosis that will be the foundation for further treatment.
Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center provides valuable chiropractic services
To help get rid of that nagging neck pain, and you are from the Lee’s Summit and Kansas City, MO area, contact Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center. They can set you up with a consultation, and help you to begin the process of getting rid of that “pain in the neck” once and for all.