Our neck, also known as the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and is made up of seven tiny vertebrae. Our bodies do amazing things, and the cervical spine supports the full weight of your head, which averages around 12 pounds! No rest for the weary while this weight and constant pressure makes the neck very susceptible to injury. Millions of Americans suffer from neck pain everyday. Sometimes a sudden jolt or traumatic injury is the source of our neck pain, and other times, it’s the everyday movements such as sitting wrong, sleeping wrong, or a constant forward position that a computer screen requires. Regardless, neck pain can be debilitating and it’s time to discover relief. Here are some of the most typical causes of neck pain:
The latest research in scientific literature has shown evidence that patients with chronic neck pain enrolled in clinical trials reported drastic improvements after chiropractic care involving spinal manipulations. Chiropractic care is a noninvasive and nonsurgical approach to healing your neck pain.
At your initial visit, you will receive a customized care plan individualized to your symptoms and goals. The doctor will locate the exact source of your pain through physical and neurological exams. Our team will observe your posture, range of motion, and overall condition, noting any movements that seem misaligned or cause pain. During a neurological exam, your reflexes and muscle strength will be tested.
The highly trained staff at Living Wellness practices corrective care and conservative care. We do not involve any practices if not needed, and our number one goal is to heal your pain without medication or surgery. Your treatment will most likely involve a neck adjustment, which is manual pressure applied by the hands of your doctor. The neck adjustment will improve mobility by allowing blood and nutrients to flow back into the injured area. You will find a reduction of pain, stiffness, and soreness. In addition to this manipulation, your plan will incorporate other treatments such as topical creams, massage, and a full rehabilitative schedule to keep you healthy and strong after the initial injury is healed.
If more thorough examination is needed, your chiropractor may order additional tests to diagnose your condition. You may need a CAT scan or MRI to show the depth of your injury. These types of tests can show bulging discs and herniations that a physical exam sometimes misses. X-
Our doctors know that every body is unique, and every problem within the neck is different. There is no “one-
If you’re experiencing neck pain, want to avoid surgery and continual use of medication, and allow your body to heal the natural way, we’d love to see you at Wellness Living of Columbia!
Discover optimal health at our Columbia Maryland office. The highly specialized staff at Living Wellness of Columbia believes that our patients are built with the ability to self-
If you are looking for an answer to your neck pain in the Columbia area, you’ve found the perfect place! Our staff of highly trained specialists is ready to find the root of your problem and get you on the road to whole health. No surgery or pain pill answers here, just natural and noninvasive methods that allow your body to heal itself.
Give us a call at (443) 319-