Dr. Kenyon of Rivergate Chiropractic offers comprehensive neck pain treatment to patients in Madison, Tennessee, and surrounding areas. Dr. Kenyon’s goals are twofold: to alleviate neck pain and strengthen the neck to help prevent future injury. If you’re dealing with neck pain, give us a call or request an appointment online.
Neck pain affects almost everyone at some point, but for some people, it becomes severe or persistent. One of the most common causes of neck pain is poor posture. For example, when people work at computers or look at their handheld devices, maintaining forward head posture for long periods of time leads to stress on the neck. For every inch the head moves forward past its natural position, it places 10 more pounds of strain on the muscles in the neck and upper back.
Neck pain may also occur when an individual has defects in the neck, such as vertebral misalignment, herniated discs, ruptured discs, or other structural problems. Chronic conditions such as arthritis can lead to neck pain, too.
The cervical spine is responsible for providing support and stability to the neck and head. It also provides the neck with the flexibility and balance. It needs to properly orient the eyes and ears during daily activities. Because of its intricate design, the cervical spine is highly susceptible to injury and can affect surrounding areas of the body. In fact, what may seem like unrelated nerve issues in the shoulders, arms, and hands are often caused by problems in the neck area. Chiropractic care can help to stabilize the cervical spine area and address existing problems that are causing pain, limited mobility, or other issues.
Research shows that chiropractic care is more effective in the treatment of neck pain than NSAIDs or acupuncture. In a 30-day study comparing the three treatment methods, only chiropractic care produced significant results.
Patients who undergo chiropractic care for their neck pain on a regular basis will typically experience less pain, better mobility, and fewer issues in the future.
"My neck mobility has greatly increased! Highly recommend this practice for people who are struggling with headaches and migraines."