Almost everyone suffers from neck pain at some point in their lives — in some parts of the world neck pain impacts up to 75% of the population. Neck pain can seriously alter the ability for people to work, enjoy time with family and friends, and experience an active lifestyle. Neck pain has increased in prevalence as our lifestyles have become more sedentary, and proper posture isn’t as common as it should be. Especially in children, our heavy dependence on technology can also contribute to neck pain. If this sounds all too familiar, chiropractic neck adjustment may be the right treatment for you.
Your neck is engineered to support the full weight of your head, which on average is up to 12 pounds, while also moving in almost every direction. Your everyday tasks can do some serious wear and tear on your neck, also called the cervical spine. Neck pain can be caused by any number of causes, such as the way you sit, repetitive motions, posture, injury, accidents, and countless others. No matter what your pain level — dull, achy, burning, or spasming — routine chiropractic adjustment can treat your neck pain without prescription and over the counter medicine.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and non-addictive alternative to traditional pain management. About 27 million Americans are treated by a doctor of chiropractic each year to treat a variety of issues — including neck pain — as well as routine maintenance. Chiropractic care is often used for neck pain treatment and is a combination of spinal manipulation as well as a holistic, whole-body approach to wellness and nutrition. Spinal manipulation uses the doctor’s hands or a small device to increase joint mobility in a targeted area, which in turn reduces muscle tightness, relieves swelling, or decreases nerve irritation.
Adding chiropractic care to your wellness routine can help:
- Reduce pain and discomfort
- Decrease inflammation
- Improve range of motion
- Improve flexibility
- Increase muscle tone and strength
Chiropractic care is gentle. In our office, we treat newborns and seniors, and everyone in between. Due to the increase in sedentary lifestyles for children, now more than ever, the benefits of chiropractic care can dramatically increase the health and wellbeing of your children. At Balance Family, we know how important it is for regular chiropractic treatment for children. Dr. Robin Ackerman is one of very few pediatric chiropractic specialists in the nation.
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the doctors at Balance Family Chiropractic will perform a consultation and examination to fully evaluate your body’s needs and abilities.