The human neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Bones, muscles of the neck, and ligaments support the head to allow motion. Any sort of inflammation, abnormalities or injury can lead to neck pain and stiffness. Most of the times, this can be a cause of a poor posture, but sometimes, even injuries and whiplash can be the reason behind this problem.
Causes of neck pain
- Muscle tension and strain
- Poor posture
- Sleeping in the wrong posture
- Jerking the neck during exercise
If the following symptoms persist for more than a week, you need to consult us.
- Lump in your neck
- Severe neck pain
- Fever and headache
- Swollen glands and nausea
- Weakness, numbness, and tingling
Treatment of the neck pain depends on the results of the diagnosis. In addition to a thorough medical history check, you will be also sent under tests like:
- Blood test
- CT scans
- MRI Scans
- Lumbar puncture
At Alignment Chiropractic, P.C, we first start with the diagnosis. After the diagnosis, one of the most suitable treatments is carried out including ice and heat therapy, stretching, physical therapy, pain medication, muscle relaxants, and infections.