Wichita Chiropractor Explains the Truth About Neck pain

Wichita Chiropractor Explains the Truth About Neck pain

Chiropractic Wichita KS Neck Pain

Are you experiencing neck pain in Wichita?  If you aren’t, the chances are you will.  According to the American Chiropractic Association, 70% of the American population will experience neck pain at some point in their life.  So, let’s talk about how to identify the cause of your neck pain and what you can do about it.

Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain is commonly caused by injuries or traumas to the cervical spine.  These injuries can be a result of macro or microtraumas.  A macrotrauma would be something like a fall or a car accident.  There is a powerful jolt to the neck.  Macrotraumas are usually easy to identify since you will usually have pain shortly after the injury.  Microtraumas are usually much harder to identify since it can be an accumulation of small repetitive traumas such as poor posture or repetitive movements.  For instance, sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day can cause microtrauma to the neck.

Regardless of which kind of trauma that causes you neck pain, these injuries can cause damage to the soft tissues in your neck (muscles, ligaments and tendons).  Optimal Wellness explains that when these tissues get damaged, the body lays down scar tissue to repair it.  Unfortunately, scar tissue isn't as elastic or as flexible as normal healthy tissue.  Since the soft tissue is what attaches to the bones in your spine and makes your bones move, the pulley system gets messed up.  The bones in your neck stop moving correctly, called a subluxation, and this will cause the joints and discs in the neck to degenerate.

How to Treat Neck Pain in Wichita

  • Chiropractic Adjustments at Optimal Wellness - Adjustments help to restore proper motion back into the cervical spine after there has been an injury.  This proper motion allows the bones in the neck to move back into their normal position, which means taking pressure off the nerve.  There are hundreds of different techniques that chiropractors use to achieve this.  It is important to find a chiropractor that determines what technique would be best for your condition.
  • Massage therapy - Massages will help relieve tension and trigger points in the muscles.  This helps restore balance to the muscles.  Massage therapy goes great with chiropractic care and can help speed up the recovery for the patient.
  • Posture Rehab - Posture follows movement like a shadow.  If you don't have good posture, you're not going to move correctly or efficiently.  Poor posture leads to greater strain on your joints.  It is important to support the neck by strengthening the posture muscles in the neck.

If you are having neck pain and would like to know if chiropractic care can get rid of your neck pain, please call us at Optimal Wellness in Wichita at 316-425-1911 to schedule a free consultation.

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Optimal Wellness
3017 North Cypress Drive Suite B
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 425-1911