Why do Neck and Back Pain sufferers often turn to chiropractic care for help? Because Chiropractic treatment is considered the first line of treatment for cervical conditions.
If you’re experiencing discomfort in your neck or low back, Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Brooke Iwanski Eagle, has the knowledge and experience to help patients reduce their pain. If your pain is coming from a bulged or herniated disc, try decompression therapy today!
Chiropractic Care for Neck and Back Pain
A conservative chiropractic treatment called ‘cervical manipulation‘ relaxes the joints in the neck. To be able to manipulate the cervical spine, chiropractors use their hands and apply force or pressure to the joints. This improves the neck’s range of motion and the flexibility of the muscles. The chiropractor’s goals include pain reduction, increase in movement, and regaining of the head and neck’s function.
Why should you choose Chiropractic Care for Neck and Back Pain?
In cases of individuals who have neck pain, it has been observed that there is a decrease in pain, muscle soreness, and stiffness, and improved movement of the head after having a chiropractic treatment.
Just like in a 52-week study where the 183 participants with neck pain were grouped to receive either manual therapy, general practitioner care, or physiotherapy. The results showed that a faster recovery was seen in the manual therapy group than the other groups.
In addition to improving neck pain, chiropractic care is also a safe and effective drug-free treatment option.
Types of Neck Pain
The following are the three types of neck pain and they may fall under acute or chronic:
- Axial Neck Pain – A musculoskeletal type of pain that affects the neck or soft tissue. Whiplash injury and muscle strain are some examples of axial neck pain.
- Radiculopathy – Cervical radiculopathy is due to compression of the nerve root that results in neck pain. Common symptoms are arm pain, numbness, and weakness.
- Myelopathy – Also known as ‘spinal cord compression.’ It is caused by pressure on the spinal cord. The symptoms of myelopathy are numbness, difficulty walking, and neck pain with arm/leg weakness.
Neck Pain Symptoms
- Stiff neck
- Muscle pain and tenderness
- Numbness or tingling in the arms
- Weakness of the arms
- Throat pain
Fort Myers Neck and Back Pain Relief
Discomforts experienced in the neck may lead to debilitating pain. Don’t ignore the symptoms of neck pain– put an end to it. Dr. Brooke Iwanski Eagle is committed to personalized one-on-one treatment, and helping you get better is her top priority.