Geelong chiropractor provides permanent relief from neck pain

Posted on October 4, 2016 in News

Your neck is one of the most mobile parts of the body. Neck pain – whether acute or chronic – can affect your quality of life and can signify a problem in your biomechanics. Your best course of action is to talk to our Geelong chiropractor, who will begin with a detailed assessment and provide a range of treatment options.

With a capacity for great movement – not to mention the responsibility of supporting our relatively heavy heads – the neck is susceptible to injury and pain.

Neck pain is not always immediate. Acute pain is often the result of stress building up over time and can lead to chronic pain if the cause is not identified and corrected. If left untreated, neck pain can result in dysfunction throughout the rest of the body, from the back to the arms and fingers.

Before determining the best course of treatment, it is important to find out the source of the pain through a chiropractor assessment.

How does a chiropractor treat neck pain?

The first step is a detailed assessment. There are a vast range of factors that can contribute to neck pain, including but not limited to:

  • poor posture
  • workplace and sports injuries
  • trauma
  • genetics.

Neck pain generally involves joint pain, inflammation and muscle spasms – where a nerve is irritated to the point of causing a muscle contraction. This often results in a cycle of muscle spasms, joint pain and further inflammation. Neck pain is also closely related with headaches and migraines.

A chiropractor will first relieve the immediate pain, before implementing therapies to restore the full function of your nervous system, muscles and joints.

Don’t let neck pain hold you back – contact us to talk to our Geelong chiropractor about permanent relief.