Does neck pain leave you miserable throughout your day? Dr. Peter Lazarnick provides personalized and compassionate neck pain treatment to residents in and around Carrollton, GA.
3 Top Causes of Neck Pain and How to Treat Them
If you talk to everyone you know, you are not likely to find a single person that says that their neck has never hurt. Neck pain is a very common complaint in people of varying ages from around the world. Unfortunately, neck pain isn’t caused by one simple thing. Instead, it could be due to a wide range of issues. Below, Dr. Pete and our team in Carrollton, GA will discuss some of the top causes and what you can do to correct them.
Your neck is built in such a way that it can support the weight of your head when it's held in the proper position. However, when you slouch or lean your head down, your neck and upper back are having to bear more pressure than they can sustain without harm. This leads to neck pain, tension, headaches, and more. Paying attention to and correcting your posture is the best way to eliminate such issues.
The back is not the only part of the skeletal system that can become misaligned. The neck – and various other elements – can as well. When a misalignment is present, it can put undue pressure on the muscles, nerves, discs, and other cervical components. Having alignment restored through chiropractic care is a natural way to relieve this pressure and pain.
Soft Tissue Injuries
The neck isn’t just bones. It is composed of muscles, ligaments, nerves, and more – all of which can easily become damaged.
Whiplash is a very common cause of neck pain. This condition occurs when your neck is forcefully extended beyond its normal range of motion, causing tears in the soft tissues. Though it’s most often associated with auto accidents, it can also occur while playing sports.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Though only three causes of neck pain are shared above, there are many more, including herniated discs and pinched nerves. The root cause of neck pain typically lies within the musculoskeletal system, and chiropractors have various techniques to treat them. These include but are not limited to:
Such techniques address and eliminate the underlying cause, providing natural and lasting relief.
Don’t let neck pain steal another minute of your time. Call (770) 832-2226 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pete in Carrollton, GA, today.