Over 22 million Americans visit chiropractors every year, many of those seeking relief for their back and neck. What chiropractors do is use hands-on manipulation and other forms of treatment to restore the spine to its proper position. The idea behind this is that once the spine is aligned the body can naturally heal itself.
When a patient comes into see a chiropractor, the treatment is catered to their individual needs. They try to pin point the exact causes of what went wrong, so they can choose what part of the body needs to be adjusted.
While this may seem like a simple task to some, there are tons of reasons that can lead to neck and back pain. Accident and injuries, aging issues, bad posture, obesity, etc. or a combination of many issues really can wreak havoc on the body. Due to the complexity of issue when visiting a chiropractor you can expect a lot of questions, examination and tests to help the chiropractor pinpoint the cause of and treatment to your neck pain.
What Exactly do Chiropractors Do for the Neck?
Neck adjustments are a specialized area for chiropractors which deal directly with the neck joints and the spine. The neck, also known as the cervical spine, is actually part of the spine. When you improve the mobility of the spine through adjustments, it improves your overall spinal range of motions. This means ultimately you can move your neck and body more to help relieve the famous stiffness and soreness experienced by those experiencing neck pain.
Also, spinal adjustments will be considered.
“Expert opinion encourages the employment of spinal manipulation; it's considered beneficial to patients with chronic neck pain," Syosset, NY chiropractor, Steven Schneider, DC said. "According to different trials, patients with chronic neck pain experience pronounced improvement of their symptoms following spinal manipulation. The different trial groups all responded to treatment for weeks after receiving treatment.”
This means depending on the causes and condition of your neck pain, adjustments on other parts of the spine may also be performed by your chiropractor.
Make an Appointment
Chiropractors offer an affordable and alternative way to healing the body. If you want to seek out a therapy which may provide relief your neck and spine schedule an appointment with a chiropractor to go in for a consultation.
To find more information on the how to recover from neck pain, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more or ask a doctor your questions.
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