Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Pain
Many patients at the Gulf Coast Injury Center complain about pain related to their neck: they can't sleep, they can't focus at work, and they can't enjoy their normal leisure activities. Our Tampa & Holiday chiropractor team in Tampa, FL is proud to answer your FAQs about this common yet broad spinal condition!
Why Do I Have Neck Pain?
Common causes of neck pain include disc herniation or bulge, stenosis, joint subluxation, osteoarthritis, cervical radiculopathy (nerve impingement), text neck, and whiplash. You may be more at risk for these conditions if you do a lot of overhead or repetitive movement, if you have poor posture, or if you are female.
I Feel Like My Pain Came Out of Nowhere. What's Going On?
Certain conditions like whiplash don't show up right away due to a surge in pain-masking hormones, which can block signs of pain and injury. If you've been in an accident, contact a chiropractor ASAP for treatment!
What Signs and Symptoms Are Associated With Neck Pain?
Neck pain often feels tender, sore, and achy. You may have a limited range of motion, as well as headaches, jaw pain, shoulder pain, and arm numbness and tingling.
How can a Chiropractor Manage My Neck Pain?
One way a Tampa chiropractor can manage your neck pain is by using chiropractic adjustments to realign the joints in your cervical spine, which may become misaligned due to stress, posture, and other factors. Misalignment in your joints can cause pain and reflexive tension in your muscles.
Additional services include:
- Decompression, to relieve pressure on compressed discs or nerves
- Massage therapy, to facilitate healing blood flow to injured areas
- Exercise therapy, to strengthen your core "downstream" from your neck, improve posture, and promote tissue healing