Neck Pain can be effectively treated with proactive, caring chiropractic treatment
Neck pain is a very common affliction that affects the lives of millions of people worldwide every year. It is so common, in fact, that two-thirds of the population will have experienced neck pain of varying severity at some point in their lives.
Where neck pain can originate
If you think about it, it’s probably not too surprising that so many people experience neck pain. The adult head averages about 12 lbs. in weight. This “load” is all held up by a collection of very small units that all together constitute the neck. In the neck, there are seven vertebrae, the cervical vertebrae, that surround the spinal cord and canal. The discs are located between these vertebrae, with the nerves of the neck passing nearby. It is the cervical vertebrae that is the origin of many people’s pain, and is the focus in proper chiropractic treatment.
Some of the most typical causes of neck pain
Quickly occurring incidents that result in injury, such as events that happen in sports and in traffic accidents, are common causes of neck pain, as the “whiplash” effect can cause injury to nerve roots, discs, ligaments, muscles, and intervertebral joints.
Degenerative disorders such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis directly affect the spine, causing progressively worsening pain that will just continue to get worse unless some measure of treatment is sought. And people’s daily lives may be taken into consideration here as well. Do they have poor posture? Do they participate in an unnatural, repetitive activity on a daily basis that puts undo stress on the neck area? Sometimes, the neck pain sufferer knows the origin of how the pain came about, and sometimes it’s a mystery. All they really know is that the pain is preventing them from doing just about anything in life, even the simplest tasks, without suffering through this great discomfort.
When self-medication or procrastination fails
People in pain may have tried taking over-the-counter medication, which may or may not have eased a bit of the discomfort temporarily. But it comes to a point in many people’s lives where they say “enough is enough”, and decide to finally have a professional exam done to diagnose this problem, and to begin treatment. For many residents in Lee’s Summit and Kansas City, MO, and any surrounding area, the best move they make at this point in time is to set up a consultation with a chiropractor at Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center.
Visit your Lees Summit chiropractors for help with your pain
Before any treatment can be recommended, you will undergo x-rays to determine if there is an obvious injury there. Together, you’ll discuss your and your family’s medical history to see if there could be some issue there. Also, you’ll evaluate your lifestyle and stress levels to see if this could be at the root of the problem. Any means to determine just how the pain is originating so that a proper diagnosis can be made, and a comprehensive treatment plan then able to be put in place.
So if you are anywhere near Kansas City or Lee’s Summit, MO, call Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center and set up a consultation. In an all-natural, no medicine procedure, they can help get rid of your neck pain and get back to living a happier, pain-free life again.