pain (or cervicalgia) is a common problem, with two-thirds
of the population having neck pain at some point in their
Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal
problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck
and upper back, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae.
Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in
the upper back.
The head is supported by the lower neck and upper back, and it is these
areas that commonly cause neck pain. The top three joints in the neck allow
for most movement of your neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and
those of the upper back create a supportive structure for your head to
sit on. If this support system is affected adversely, then the muscles
in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain.
Neck pain may also arise
from many other physical and emotional health problems.
Treatment of neck pain depends on the cause. For the vast majority of people,
neck pain can be treated conservatively.
Our doctors see conditions such as strained muscles, joint injuries,
fracture, headaches, etc. in his practice and many other complaints associated
with the neck. Chiropractors are highly educated in neurological, orthopedic,
and chiropractic diagnosis of cervical spinal conditions. His first task is
to differentiate those conditions that are outside of what is called the 'conservative
scope of practice'.
Chiropractors are conservative care doctors; that is, their scope of practice
does not include the use of drugs or surgery. If our doctors diagnose a condition
outside of this conservative scope, such as a neck fracture or an indication
of an organic disease, the patient is referred to the appropriate medical physician.
A patient may have a neck pain appropriately treated with conservative care,
but also present with symptoms such as fever or throat pain that demands a
medical referral. Patients presenting with significant neurological signs and
symptoms are referred to a medical specialist for a second-opinion prior to
initiating conservative care.
Chiropractic has been proven to be very helpful in the treatment of certain
conditions causing neck pain.
Our doctors use diagnostic indicators to differentiate types of neck
problems. How these indicators are used and what occurs during a cervical adjustment
will help to increase awareness of the indications and limitations of chiropractic
care for neck conditions.
Chiropractic offers a unique and valuable mechanical approach to a wide range
of cervical problems. Our doctors do not 'twist' the neck or perform painful
maneuvers. Manipulation or adjusting as performed by them is a precise and gentle
therapy whose aim is to return motion to restricted spinal joints and to improve
the overall mechanics of the spine.
If you, or someone you know is experiencing neck pain, we invite you to contact
Salama Chiropractic at 336-274-3500 to schedule a free consultation with one
of our doctors.
Main Greensboro Office
3410 West Wendover Aveue Suite A
Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Phone: 336-274-3500 / Fax: 336-292-1928
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Greensboro, North Carolina (NC) Chiropractors, - Oak
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