Neck pain is a very common condition afflicting millions of those living in the United States. Along with neck pain, you may experience hand, shoulder, and arm pain and headaches. Since this condition is so commonplace, a few classifications have been established to help patients with neck pain get the proper care. These are:
- Radiculopathy: Referring to pain from the compression of nerves, if it occurs in the cervical spine area, it may be accompanied by numbness or weakness in the arms.
- Axial: If you have suffered from whiplash or muscle strain, the pain comes from the soft tissue, the skeletal structure, or muscles.
- Myelopathy: Coming from spinal cord pressure, it is often accompanied by weakness, pain, or numbness in the arms and legs (depending on where the pressure is located).
No matter which type of pain a person is experiencing, it can be either acute or chronic:
- Acute pain comes about suddenly and has to do with an injury or stress. It may resolve on its own and is often subdued by medication until it clears up.
- Chronic pain must be present for at least 3 months in order to be diagnosed. Surgery may be recommended if no other care option has worked.
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Finding Natural Relief for Neck Pain
Here at Advance Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we help our patients find out if a misalignment of either the C1 or C2 vertebra might be to blame for neck pain. Proper spinal alignment is vital in order to find relief from neck pain. We encourage the bones to move back into place using a gentle procedure that does not require us to pop or crack the neck. Rather, the bones move into place on their own and stay in place longer. Once the upper bones of the spine are realigned, the entire spine will often follow suit. This can lead to an improvement in neck pain, or it may go away entirely.
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