PrimeCare Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
Chiropractor & Physical Therapy located in Frisco, TX
When it’s hurting, your neck can affect in a major way your ability to perform even the smallest of tasks. Thankfully, medical experts like Jin Jong, DC, understand the dynamics of this small area and how best to treat it. At PrimeCare Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in Frisco, Texas, the team works with their patients to tackle acute and chronic neck pain and provide long-lasting relief. To learn more, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
Neck Pain Q & A
What causes neck pain?
Besides allowing you to move your head, your neck has to support your head, which weighs an average of 9-11 pounds. This fact is important because one of the most common causes of neck pain is whiplash.
Whiplash happens when you experience an impact that throws your head forward and back or side to side. Whiplash is most often suffered in car accidents, but it can also be suffered during sports, abusive shaking, and any other incident where your head is flung around. If not treated properly, whiplash can end up causing chronic problems.
While whiplash is one of the most common culprits behind neck pain, other causes include:
- Herniated or bulging cervical discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Tension headaches
- Poor posture
Given the daily stress your neck is under, chronic neck pain is common. It usually gets worse over time unless you seek medical help.
What are the symptoms of neck pain?
Neck pain symptoms vary slightly, depending on the cause. Typically, they include:
- Muscle tightness
- Muscle spasms
- Pain that gets worse when you're stationary
- Reduced mobility when moving your head
Severe neck pain can debilitate, so it’s crucial that you seek treatment as soon as possible to keep it from getting worse.
How is neck pain treated?
The team at PrimeCare Chiropractic & Physical Therapy has had great success treating acute neck pain using the following:
- Cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) decompression
- Cervical traction
- Chiropractic adjustments
Corrective exercises, stretching, and massage therapy are also useful in treating chronic neck pain, along with other treatments.
The goal of all of the treatments is to unblock your body by correcting misalignments that can prevent crucial healing resources from getting to the injured area.
Your provider at PrimeCare Chiropractic & Physical Therapy often uses several treatments at once to find a combination that best taps into your body’s incredible ability to heal itself.
How can you prevent neck pain?
Many people experience neck pain because they have weak muscles. Prevent neck strain from happening again by following these tips:
- Sleep in a good position
- Avoid carrying heavy shoulder bags
- Improve your posture
- Adjust your desk, chair, and computer
- Quit smoking
If neck pain has sidelined you from life, call PrimeCare Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, or use the online form to schedule an appointment.