Neck pain is a common medical condition that many people experience at least once in their lifetime. For most, neck pain can be mild and easily treated with at-home care, including stretching exercises, over-the-counter medications, and rest. Our chiropractor, Dr. Matt at Tatsuno Chiropractic in Bakersfield can provide effective and natural neck pain relief when at-home remedies aren’t enough. Let’s look at some of the questions that we often run into regarding neck pain.
What causes neck pain?
Several things can cause neck pain, including accidents, cervical disc herniations, pinched nerves, infections, and age-related wear and tear. Even poor posture can cause a person to develop neck pain. Furthermore, trauma-related injuries to the neck, including personal injuries, work-related accidents, falls, sports injuries, and auto accidents can result in neck pain.
What are the symptoms of neck pain?
Chiropractic care can be effectively used to treat your neck pain and alleviate the discomfort caused by the associated symptoms. Depending on any underlying causes or conditions, your neck pain symptoms may vary. The most apparent sign is experiencing pain, but this can also be accompanied by a dull ache, tingling, muscle stiffness, limited range of motion, and a loss of sensation. Some patients experiencing PTSD due to a traumatic injury, especially from whiplash, may also experience irritability, anxiety, trouble sleeping, and depression.
What type of neck pain treatment is available?
Our chiropractor can eliminate your neck pain using natural techniques, providing relief and reducing the need for medications. After a few tests to determine the level of pain you are experiencing and the root cause, our chiropractor will create a customized treatment plan to help get you back to living a pain-free life. Your customized chiropractic treatment plan may include a series of adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture treatment, and physical therapy.
What else can I do to treat my neck pain?
Neck pain can be uncomfortable, causing a significant disruption to your daily life. However, it is possible to treat mild neck pain at home using a warm compress placed directly on the area where there is pain. Avoid moving the neck around too much and get plenty of rest. If after a few days the pain has not subsided, it is time to get professional care.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Bakersfield, CA
Contact Tatsuno Chiropractic to book an appointment to address your acute or chronic neck pain. Chiropractic care is a natural and effective choice to reduce or eliminate your neck pain. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results. Call Dr. Matt today at (661) 322-6021 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.