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Neck pain affects millions of Americans every day and sends many of us seeking medication such as aspirin, pain killers and/or muscle relaxers just to help us make it through the day. These medications only serve to cover up and mask the symptoms of neck pain, they do not correct the underlying problem.
At Skaggs Chiropractic, our chiropractor provides natural pain relief for whatever ails you, including neck pain. Often, our patients come to us with limited range of motion, tension in the neck, and headaches that cripple their productivity. Learn the causes and symptoms of neck pain, plus how our chiropractor in Joplin can help you find lasting relief.
There are many potential causes of neck pain. A sports injury or auto accident injury that caused head, back, or shoulder trauma could have impacted the neck.
Poor posture or a bad ergonomic setup at work can place your spine under pressure, causing a shift from natural alignment. Whenever your spine falls out of its alignment, your joints and muscles absorb the excess pressure and experience pain.
Symptoms of neck pain include tingling and numbness, muscle weakness, stiffness, and irritation. You might feel these symptoms in the neck or in your arm, back, or shoulder when pain is referred down your limbs. Since neck pain frequently creates tense neck muscles, many people experience an increase in headaches as a result of neck tension.
When you visit us, we will ask about any recent injury or trauma, your lifestyle habits, and your symptoms. In doing this, we hope to narrow down the causes of your neck pain so we can provide efficient treatment.
When you try a new treatment to relieve neck pain, you want to know how it works.
When you come in presenting of neck pain, we will evaluate you and come up with a plan of care that includes a series of visits. During every visit, we will move the spine incrementally closer to natural alignment. Every adjustment provides some measure of pain relief, but you must complete the series of appointments to fully fix the underlying problem.
Chiropractic adjustments use special tools or hands to readjust the spine, which has fallen out of alignment. Whether we use an instrument or our hands, the adjustments will be quick and precise. You won't feel any pain. As our chiropractor realigns the spine, the pressure that's placed on your joints and muscles will decrease. This leads to a decrease in the tension you experience and your symptoms of neck pain.
While you are undergoing our treatment, we may suggest that you modify your daily habits or try nutritional supplements. What we will never suggests is that you try medication for neck pain. Medication camouflages the pain for a short time, so you think you feel better. Chiropractic treatment, on the other hand, restores your spinal integrity to remove the cause of the pain.
Once your pain is gone, we may suggest neck stretches or ergonomic changes to keep you in wellness. Our whole person care for neck pain strives to heal your pain, encourage strength and flexibility, and prevent you from getting injured again. With our care, you will be able to achieve your health and wellness goals naturally!
We are excited to count among our patient community members of the Kansas City Chiefs team, Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders, and talented local musicians. While you don't have to be a Joplin area celebrity to come to our clinic, you can take their word for it that what we do is effective at natural pain relief.
If there is anything we can help you with, please reach out. Our chiropractic clinic accepts appointments over the phone at 417-624-4242, or you may complete the form on our website to set up your next visit.
Disclaimer: No individual, including those currently under our active care, should use the information and/or resources contained here within to self diagnose or self treat any health related condition(s). Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by your doctor of chiropractic or other licensed health care professional.