Neck Pain Treatment in Rapid City, SD
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Anyone experiencing chronic neck pain will usually have difficulty moving their shoulders, neck, arms, or upper back, and these movements might even become extremely painful. Most neck pain is associated with headaches, and this can become a recurring routine experienced daily. Whenever you’re experiencing neck pain, it is important to diagnose the underlying cause of that neck pain, so it can actually be treated appropriately for the specific cause of the condition.
Many people simply resort to painkillers and medications to manage the symptoms of their neck pain, and this does very little to address the real cause of the discomfort and instead numbs the pain without fixing the problem. The best you can hope for with this approach is to achieve temporary relief, but once the pain medication wears off, you will be confronted by the same recurring neck pain. If you want to break this cycle of recurring neck pain, you should seek Rapid City neck pain treatment at the Thrive Family Chiropractic.
Causes of neck pain
Getting to the source of the pain
There are quite a few causes for the neck pain which is experienced by so many people in this country. The neck itself is composed of small spinal bones (vertebrae) that are crucial to properly position your head above your body and give you as much mobility as possible. While these spinal bones are highly mobile, they can also be very vulnerable to outside stressors or traumas which can damage, injure, or weaken the joints causing neck pain. The most common causes of neck pain include the following:
- spinal bone or curvature misalignment
- improper function of spinal bones, joints, curves
- Poor posture putting extra stress on the neck
- Repetitive stress on the neck from work/sports/hobbies
- Car accidents/Whiplash injuries (Acute or Chronic)
- Physical trauma/injury
- muscle pulls or strains which don’t get treated
- Ligament sprains that do not get addressed
- Spinal bone abnormalities
Neck pains can impact almost every other system in your body. The spinal cord is surrounded by bone for protection because it is the most sensitive system in the body that regulates all other systems. The nervous system is composed of the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves which literally reach every major organ of your body. It’s very common for neck problems that impact the nerves in area which control your arms, shoulders, hands, energy levels, immune system, and organs in your head. Whenever stress is present in the neck, it can cause irritation to the nerves and spinal cord, and a number of symptoms could result in the head, neck, arms, hands, fingers, upper back, mid back, and even the low back.
When symptoms are severe, you might notice pain that travels down into the arms, numbness or tingling into the arms and/or hands which shows up, loss of strength in the hands. When you feel any of these symptoms, it’s something you should not ignore, but you should seek treatment for them, so the problem won’t progress, and the pain won’t keep recurring over and over.
Chiropractic Treatment of Neck Pain
We offer custom neck pain treatment plans
Most neck pain is triggered by problems with the misalignment of spinal bones or spinal curves in your neck and upper back, and this makes corrective care chiropractic treatment the very best approach to resolving the issue. When fully addressing your condition and root cause of your problem, the doctor will make a customized care plan to help relieve your recurring neck pain, recover your health as quickly as possible, and find the best long term solutions to keep it from happening again and again.