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Neck pain is something that everyone has experienced at one time or another. You may have slept wrong, you may have an old injury, or maybe you have a new injury – from minor aches to major pain, the neck can be a source of considerable discomfort. Fortunately, as your chiropractor in Kingwood, TX, we offer several proven treatments for neck pain that should offer you some relief. We can help lessen your pain, speed up healing and help you feel better over the long term.
The neck, also referred to as the cervical spine, can be injured in a variety of ways. The same complexity and refinement that make the neck so flexible also make it prone to injury. Common causes of neck injury include:
Taking a hit, whether it's in football, softball, soccer or hockey, means your head is likely to get jostled and whipped around. All that weight swinging back and forth puts a great deal of strain on the soft tissues, discs, nerves and other connective tissues in your neck.
Auto accidents, even minor ones, often lead to neck injuries. Whiplash is so well-known because it is so common. If you get hit, you can expect your neck to hurt later. The injury may resolve itself with self-care, but we advise every auto accident victim to schedule an appointment just to make sure that all injuries are properly treated.
As people grow older, neck pain becomes more common. It may be caused by degenerative diseases, like osteoarthritis, or it may just be related to regular wear and tear.
Years of poor posture can put a lot of strain on the neck, eventually leading to pain and discomfort.
Repetitive motion injuries can range from those caused by workplace activities, like working an assembly line, to continuously tilting the head downward to look at handheld devices like smartphones.
Whether you experience neck pain, it is important to pay attention to how it feels to determine if you need medical care. If the pain is manageable using over the counter pain medications, you may just need to rest your neck for a few days to recover. But if the pain does not go away, or becomes worse, you should schedule an appointment.
There are other types of neck pain that may indicate more severe issues. Numbness, tingling, shooting pains, weakness in the hands, problems gripping objects – these symptoms should be checked out by your chiropractor to make sure they are not related to the spinal cord or nerve injuries or diseases.
If you are suffering from neck pain, we encourage you to contact us at Coy Chiropractic to schedule an appointment. We can identify the source of your discomfort and determine what treatments are likely to help you heal and eliminate your neck pain. Contact us today at 281-359-5333.