Neck pain is one of the most common complaints for everyone. The neck is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body because it supports the full weight of the head, making any injury instantly intense. Stiffness and immobility effects the entire body and can last for a long time if left untreated.
Your cervical spine connects your brain stem to your spinal cord. It is an area rich in blood vessels and other soft tissue, such as ligament and tendons. Neck pain is slightly less common than back pain, but no less important or treatable.
Many of us refer to neck pain as "kinks" or "pulls" when we wake up with shooting pain or aching struggles that radiate into our heads or down our arms. These pains are signs of sprains in the soft tissue and muscles within the neck. The cause could be the result of an accident or from poor posture. There are many reasons why neck pain occurs, and the treatment is as individual as the person struggling with the pain.
A sprain of the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the neck area usually causes acute neck pain. Vehicular accidents, repeated carrying of heavy items (such as luggage), or awkward sleeping positions are often the culprits. Most minor ligament or tendon injuries in the neck will subside with proper care, including rest, ice or heat application, and rehabilitation such as chiropractic care and physical therapy.
One common symptom of chronic neck pain is an ache that radiates down the arm, sometimes into the hands and fingers, accompanied by numbness or tingling. Foraminal stenosis, a condition caused by degenerative changes in the neck joints, involves a herniated disc or a pinched nerve. This in turn causes chronic neck pain.
Our goal is to make you feel great and enjoy a healthy life without the need for drugs or surgery. We look forward in helping to provide a healthy solution in dealing with your pain. We are here to help you feel better, heal better, and live better. Call now to see how Pinto Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Williamsburg, Virginia, can help you.
Drs. Anne & Bob
Robert and Anne Pinto started their journey on July 17th, 1989 when they first opened their practice.