Often referred to as the cervical spine, the neck plays an important and intricate role in our body’s mechanics. The neck is made up of 12 individual bones, and is responsible for supporting the head. With a wide range of motion, the neck is a very intricate part of the body. The neck allows a person to bend, twist, and rotate the head. These tiny movements require many moving pieces, and as a result, the neck is often prone to injury due to its delicate nature. One of the best neck pain doctor options, a chiropractor can offer a safe, non-invasive, and natural treatment plan to help heal injuries to the neck.
Chiropractors, Your Neck Pain Specialists
People often seek out a neck pain specialist because of ongoing neck pain. This can range from chronic pain, to pain that occurs suddenly as a result of an injury. Neck pain can stem from a number of injuries and conditions including:
- Herniated Disc
- Degenerative Disease (such as osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis)
- Sprains and strains from injury
- Everyday life (such as poor posture, weak muscles, and obesity)
Often considered alternative medicine, chiropractic care provides one of the best neck pain doctor treatment options. It has been proven to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and lessen the dependence a person has on pain-relieving medication. Several serious injuries, such as whiplash, herniated discs, sprains, and strains often require a neck pain specialist to treat the injury. Patients regularly turn to chiropractic care because it is safe, effective, and all-natural.
Addresses Root Cause of Problems
Traditional medicine has a tendency to simply mask neck pain problems. While traditional doctors may do well to treat the symptom of the injury or condition, they often overlook the root cause of the problem. A chiropractor and neck pain specialist, on the other hand, treats an injury by fixing the root cause of the problem. By doing so, a chiropractor not only helps to heal the immediate injury but helps to create a healthier overall life by making sure the injury will not return.
Little to no Side Effects
An attractive feature of chiropractic medicine is that it has little to no side effects for patients undergoing treatment. If there are any lingering side effects, they are often mild and are resolved in a matter of hours. Most commonly, people will report feeling sore or tender in the treated areas. Patients may experience mild stiffness or limited range of motion. These symptoms will dissipate in a matter of hours following treatment. Compared to other medical treatments or medication for neck pain, chiropractic care has few lingering effects.
Decompression for a Herniated Disc
One of the best treatment options for herniated disc injuries is decompression therapy. This technique is commonly used by chiropractors because of its effectiveness and non-surgical approach. The patient is positioned on a specialized table that provides traction to the spine. By stretching and lengthening the spine, the pressure is relieved allowing the discs in the neck and back to move and heal naturally. By opening up the areas between the vertebrae, healthy nutrients produced naturally by the body are able to move into the negative space, healing the herniated disc. These nutrients help speed up the healing process, allowing the body to naturally heal itself from a disc injury.
Natural Pain Relief
Decompression, along with other chiropractic techniques, offers a natural solution to ongoing neck pain. Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the body’s structural support system, and soft tissues. When these two systems are in harmony, the body is free to bend and move naturally, and pain-free. A disturbance between these two systems can lead to trapped or hindered soft tissues, bones, or joints. A chiropractor focuses on restoring and maintaining this balance through manual manipulation, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and medical-massage. Chiropractic care offers a natural remedy to neck pain in a safe, non-surgical way.
At Back to Mind Chiropractic, our team is dedicated to treating individuals for their specific injuries and conditions. We do not prescribe to “one size fits all” treatment plans, and understand that each patient and injury is unique. Our practice, led by Dr. Gady Abramson, offers four convenient locations in Hollywood, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, and Tamarac, Florida. As a neck pain specialist, we can help with a range of injuries and conditions including whiplash, osteoarthritis, sprains, strains, and herniated discs. To learn more about how our team can help, visit our website at backtomind.com. We proudly serve the residents of South Florida with multiple, convenient office locations. Schedule an appointment today by calling (954)-986-4559.