Total Wellness Center Offers Natural Neck Pain Treatment
When you're plagued by neck pain, it's all but impossible to think about anything else. You can't sleep comfortably, turn your head to watch out for traffic, or make the normal, simple motions required by your work. At some point you're bound to put your foot down and say, "This has to stop." But taking action against your neck pain doesn't have to mean submitting yourself for surgery. We can provide you with natural, non-invasive neck pain treatment right here at Total Wellness Center in Aurora.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Why are you suffering from neck pain? For many of us, simply getting older can bring challenges to the structures of the neck. Common age-related or degenerative causes of neck pain include:
- Bulging discs which lose their height over time, thus straining the facet joints of the cervical spine
- Facet joint osteoarthritis
- Herniated cervical discs which compress the cervical nerve roots
- Cervical spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the bony canal that surrounds the spinal cord
Neck pain affects younger people as well. Many of them suffer from a form of pain and stiffness called "text neck," the consequences of drooping their heads downward to stare at their mobile device screens all the time. Repetitive motion strain and an unbalanced alignment between skull and spine can both lead to chronic neck pain.
Acute injuries are yet another source of neck pain that can strike suddenly, regardless of age. Whiplash is perhaps the most well-known example. A sharp impact to your body from a car collision or sports accident can throw your head backward and forward like the crack of a whip. These extreme motions damage your neck's muscles, tendons, cervical spinal alignment, and vertebral discs.
Why Chiropractic Care Is the Right Response
You may have heard about people who resorted to major surgery to ease their neck pain. But surgery should be reserved as a last resort, not a first course of action. Invasive procedures to fuse the cervical spine or remove pieces of vertebral discs permanently alter your neck anatomy, and the results aren't always what you hoped for. Conservative modalities such as chiropractic treatment can provide the same (or better) pain relief without the risks, recuperation times, and expense associated with surgery. We don't impose unnatural changes on the body; we simply work to help the body restore itself to its normal state. We also treat the underlying causes of your symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves, giving you a degree of lasting, long-term relief that you can't obtain from painkilling drugs alone.
How Our Aurora Chiropractor Corrects Neck Pain Issues
Chiropractors can use a variety of techniques to improve the alignment of the cervical spine. Our aurora chiropractor, Dr. Geersen, can provide traditional chiropractic adjustments, but she also offers the Activator Technique. This gentle, low-force techniques is especially well suited for the small, subtle adjustments your neck may require. It's also quite comfortable, administering its adjustments so quickly that your neck muscles have to time to tense up in response.
The first step toward any kind of chiropractic treatment is a careful examination. We will look at your neck alignment, medical history, and current symptoms to determine the right treatment strategy. In addition to chiropractic adjustment, you may benefit from services such as acupuncture (to ease your pain the natural way), nutritional counseling (to promote healing), changes in your everyday work habits or sports technique, and rehabilitative or corrective exercises to strengthen your neck and restore lost mobility.
Need a Neck Pain Doctor? Call Total Wellness Center Today
Neck pain can ruin your life, but only if you allow it to do so. Take control of your neck problem, starting today. Call (303) 627-7995 and scheduling an appointment with our neck pain doctor at Total Wellness Center in Aurora. We know how to fix your neck!