Neck pain is a more common problem than you may have realized, especially in this day and age when so many people are hunched over their phones or tablets for prolonged periods or frequently. It doesn't help that issues like whiplash from an auto accident injury are still prevalent concerns. Fortunately, at Winter Park Chiropractor, serving Winter Park and the nearby region, we can help.
Neck pain can either be acute or chronic. You could develop an acute case if you participate in an activity or perform a job responsibility that requires you to keep your neck in an abnormal position. This pain could come and go depending on how often or for how long you perform these activities.
It's possible to sustain a car accident injury to the neck, known as whiplash. This issue can cause headaches, tinnitus (neck pain), and limited range of motion in your neck. On the other hand, you could develop chronic neck pain that stems from problems like arthritis. Though arthritis can arise from an autoimmune system issue, it's more common to develop it as a result of repetitive use and the wearing out of joints in the neck over time. Degenerative disc disease can also affect these bones.
To ensure you receive the most effective solution for your neck pain, we'll provide you with a thorough evaluation. You'll need to complete a medical history report, and our chiropractor will also ask you questions about where the pain is, if you have headaches or other problems, how long it has persisted, possible causes of it, and what your hobbies and job are, among other information.
The treatment may consist of a chiropractic adjustment. For this particular treatment, we'll focus on realigning the vertebrae in the neck. If these are out of perfect alignment, they can place pressure on the nerves and soft tissues surrounding them. Moreover, they can even place pressure on the discs between the vertebrae.
Exercise therapy is another treatment we may recommend for either chronic or acute cases of neck pain, whether from arthritis or whiplash from a car accident injury. For this treatment, our chiropractor will devise a plan tailored to your unique needs and situation. It will consist of exercises that slowly stretch your neck and gradually increase in difficulty.
Neck pain can be more than just a nuisance. It can interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks, carry out your job duties, and more. It can even impact your quality of life. And if it's acute, you want to recover as much as possible without complications.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Winter Park, FL
At Winter Park Chiropractor, serving Winter Park and the neighboring communities, Dr. Hull can assist with chiropractic care to reduce your neck pain. Give us a call at (407) 339-2225 today to book an appointment.