Chiropractic Neck Pain Relief for Santa Clara
Many of us have experienced neck pain. You wake up and lift your head from the pillow only to feel a shooting pain from your upper back to your head—a ‘crick in the neck’ as it is often referred to. Normally, this is not much of a problem. Do some stretches and in a day or two you should be back to normal. Unfortunately, there are some times when the pain is so severe and persistent that you are going to need professional help.
Mission Chiropractic has been helping the people of Santa Clara for years with a variety of pain and muscle related issues. Our extensively trained chiropractic specialists use a number of different techniques to realign the spine, relieve pressure and release muscle tension. We understand that neck pain is different for everyone andeach of our individual Santa Clara patients require careful examination to properly diagnose the cause of the pain, discomfort, or stiffness. If you are looking for a natural and noninvasive way to deal with your neck pain, contact Mission Chiropractic.
When to See a Chiropractor for Your Neck Pain?
It is common for our Santa Clara patients to wonder whether the pain they experience is severe enough to seek professional help, as no one wants to spend money on a problem that will fix itself over time. Here are some guidelines to help you make that decision:
It Lasts a Few Days: If the pain persists for more than three days without getting better then it is probably not something that will go away on its own.
You Can’t Turn Your Head Not being able to turn your head without severe pain may mean that you have pulled a muscle. These types of neck pains need to be taken care of immediately because it can make everyday activities like driving very dangerous.
You Frequently Take Pain Killers Just to Get By: If you have to pop a few pills throughout the day just so that you can live your life, it is time to seek a more permanent solution.
You Feel Tingling in Your Hand or Wrist: This indicates that the problem is a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve can be a sign of serious issues with muscles and the alignment of the spine.
You Had an Accident: If you have been in an accident in Santa Clara or have fallen and hit your head, it is always a good idea to seek medical attention. Our chiropractors will be able to assess the real damage to your body, which often only shows up later as muscle pain, a loss of mobility, pinched nerves or damage to the discs of the spine.
If you are suffering from pain in the shoulders, neck or head, give us a call to set up a consultation. If you have any questions or concerns about the chiropractic care that Mission Chiropractic provides, one of our friendly staff will be happy to give you answers.