San Jose Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain
Your neck supports the full weight of your head and allows for the flexibility of movement that many of us take for granted until chronic neck pain become a problem. In addition, the neck is the crucial passageway that connects the spinal cord to the brain allowing it to send cues for movement and functioning to your limbs and the rest of your body.
Although anyone may experience a stiff or sore neck at times due to a poor night’s sleep, or stress from a long day at work, chronic neck pain may be a sign of other problems and warrants a thorough consultation with a qualified San Jose chiropractor.
Mission Chiropractic chiropractors specialize in treating neck pain to restore motion to stiff joints using chiropractic adjustments, special neck exercises and additional physiotherapy techniques. Personalized chiropractic care programs are developed for each client following a thorough evaluation of their medical history and particular needs.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Job-Related Neck Pain - Some neck pain may be job related and due to repetitive movements or remaining stationary in one position for too long causing neck stiffness and muscle spasms. Certain tasks in an industrial environment requiring consistent repetitive motion can cause fatigue and soreness in the muscles that support the head and neck resulting in chronic neck pain.
Strain and Overuse - Excessive strain to spinal vertebrae is also responsible for acute neck pain and soreness which can be brought on by forceful movement and strenuous lifting. Repetitive pulling or swinging motions may further aggravate a neck problem and often result in more severe issues including whiplash.
Degenerative Disc Disease - A reduction in the elasticity and size of intervertebral discs, also known as degenerative disc disease, can steadily cause discs to bulge or herniate resulting in numbness, tingling and pain that extends to the limbs. Conditions such as osteoarthritis are also at the root of neck pain due to the progressive deterioration of cartilage also present in conditions such as osteoporosis which includes swelling of the tissue combined with joint irritation.
Trauma, Injuries & Accidents - Whiplash, caused by sudden forward and backward movement of the head and neck resulting in injury and acute neck pain is one of the most common ailments treated by our licensed Mission Chiropractic chiropractors. Accidents and injuries to the neck most often result in muscle fatigue, pain and stiffness accompanied by muscle spasms as a result of trauma to discs, ligaments, and nerves.
Assessing Your Neck Pain
Whether due to physical trauma from sports injuries, or a lifetime of hard work, Mission Chiropractic chiropractors will identify the precise medical conditions underlying your neck issue and relieve neck pain by facilitating the natural healing of the nervous system through qualified chiropractic adjustments from our fully equipped San Jose clinic.
Neck Pain Prevention Tips
- Maintain good posture.
- Keep computer screens at eye level.
- Take short frequent breaks to stretch from work that require you to sit for long periods.
- Practice stress management techniques in your daily life. Regular stress management has been shown to be effective in relieving minor neck pain.