Your head weighs about twelve pounds, and your neck provides flexible support for it. Neck pain is a common condition that we treat at Helvig Health Chiropractic in Sun City, AZ. Neck pain might be caused by a sports injury, being hunched over a desk or workbench, working in awkward positions, the aging process, or a motor vehicle accident. Whatever the cause of their neck pain, our patients work with us for pain relief and restoring their normal range of motion.
Common Symptoms of Neck Pain
When a person is suffering from neck pain, it can range from mild to severe. Here are some of the common symptoms of the condition:
- Stiff neck muscles with loss of range of motion
- Stabbing neck pain accompanied by muscle spasms
- Pain traveling from the neck, into a shoulder, down an arm, and into the fingers
- An intense headache, usually on one side of the head
- A feeling of dizziness and balance issues
Neck Pain from Whiplash
A cervical spine acceleration-deceleration injury that is suffered in a motor vehicle accident is commonly known as whiplash. It's typically seen in rear-end car accidents when a person's torso is forcefully thrust forward, and their head whips back with the top of their seat. All of this takes place in less than a second. As a result of the whiplash motion, the natural C-shape of the neck's lordotic curve becomes straightened or even S-shaped. In turn, the neck's spinal ligaments, muscles, and discs become damaged.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help People with Neck Pain
At Helvig Health Chiropractic, we routinely treat patients for neck pain and headaches, including pain that is caused by whiplash. As opposed to the risks of neck surgery and the dangers of prescription or even just over-the-counter drugs, chiropractic treatments are a reliable and safer alternative. We use spinal adjustment techniques that are specifically designed for people who suffer from neck pain. We also offer spinal decompression therapy to stretch the spine. Depending on the nature and extent of a patient's neck pain, electronic muscle stimulation and physiotherapy may also benefit some patients.
See Us for Neck Pain Relief
Don't let your headaches or neck pain symptoms control your life when non-invasive chiropractic care without surgery or medication is available. If you live in Sun City, Peoria, El Mirage, Surprise, or the surrounding area, call Helvig Health Chiropractic today at (623) 933-0499 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor.