17% of the adult population suffers from neck pain and discomfort at any given time. This is often caused by poor posture, working at a desk for too long without changing position, sleeping with your neck in a bad position, or jerking your neck during exercise. Injury is also often a source since the neck is particularly vulnerable to injury, especially in falls, car accidents, and sports, where muscles and ligaments of the neck are forced to move outside of their moral range. Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve swelling and discomfort caused by neck pain. It is a safe, non-invasive, and non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTC’s) which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain and swelling.
At Performance Health & Wellness, your chiropractor will recommend a course of treatment specific to you which may include spinal adjustment, joint mobilization, muscle release techniques, muscle stimulation, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle advice. With a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor will deliver a gentle, non-invasive therapy that reduces joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function on both the affected joint and nervous system that are the source of your neck pain.