Neck Pain

The neck is the weakest part of our spinal column and is susceptible to various stresses and strains. Chiropractic treatments can offer relief for neck pain and help to restore normal movement and function of the spine. Poor posture, fatigue or strains from work situations, tension, arthritis, injuries or accidents are all causes of neck strain. Stress to the neck muscles, tendons, joints, ligaments or pinched nerves all can create pain and stiffness.

Headaches, facial pain, dizziness, tingling, numbness of the hands or chest pain can all result from neck problems. Pain aggravated by coughing or sneezing may indicate a ruptured disc. We all experience some aches, pains, and stiffness which usually clear up on their own after a few days or a restful sleep. However, persistent reoccurring pain or “pinched” nerves in the neck, shoulder or arm should be evaluated by your Ortman Clinic doctor.

Your doctor’s evaluation of these problems will involve a physical examination with orthopedic and neurological tests, possibly x-rays or more detailed exams such as an MRI, CT scan, or Ultrasound. Beneficial physiotherapies may include traction, micro-current, and laser; range-of-motion and strengthening exercises may also be suggested.

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