Neck pain is a common complaint across the nation that almost everyone will experience at some point in their lives. It is also a chief reason for beginning chiropractic care, as chiropractic adjustments often bring about relief. A gentle adjustment from Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar can offer relief from minor neck pain to severe, intense neck pain. Whatever type of pain you are experiencing, don’t let it affect your day-to-day life any longer.
Causes of Neck Pain
Poor posture is one of the primary causes of neck pain. Forward head posture puts added pressure on the neck, which can lead to stress and muscle strain. In fact, for every inch your neck moves forward, it can add up to 10 pounds of pressure to the neck as these muscles must work hard to keep the head from dropping to the chest. Those who sit in an office are much more likely to experience neck pain. “Tech neck” is a common occurrence among office workers or those who use significant amounts of technology such as tablets or smartphones. Tech neck occurs when the overuse of technology causes a head to be farther forward on the neck than normal, with the shoulders slumped in a way that puts additional strain on the neck. Other movements such as twisting, bending, repetitive motions, or even simply moving the wrong way, can lead to debilitating neck pain. However, neck pain doesn’t have to dictate your life. Chiropractic care is natural way to alleviate all neck pain and any related health issues.
A Safe and Natural Alternative
Because neck pain is so uncomfortable, the first instinct is to turn to medication or something that can offer immediate relief. The problem with this is that medication is only a bandaid that covers up the symptoms for the time being. Once the medication wears off, you are right back where you started. Additionally, medications also come with a slew of side effects that are potentially harmful. In extreme cases, some may look to surgery to correct the problem, but surgery is not a guaranteed way to minimize neck pain and definitely comes with a fair share of risks. Before turning to an invasive procedure or popping yet another pain pill, consider treating the root cause of neck pain: the neck itself. Dr. Ronnie Bolar, a chiropractor in Lithia Springs, Kellogg, Hiram, and all of Douglas County, can assess the neck and adjust misalignments that are causing pain. With consistent chiropractic visits, many experience a resolution of symptoms quickly and long-term.
Case Studies Support Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain
Many case studies show that chiropractic is indeed a great method for alleviating neck pain. A 10-year-old boy presented for chiropractic care for muscle spasm and torticollis. He experienced significant pain that even led to an ER visit, as his neck wasn’t able to fully straighten. However, the ER visit offered no permanent relief and symptoms returned. But after just 12 chiropractic adjustments, he made a full recovery, gained back all range of motion in his neck, and was pain free. Most studies suggest that 17 visits is the average for a full resolution of neck pain. With consistent care and regular chiropractic visits, managing neck pain has never been easier. Not only will your pain decrease, but your overall health and wellness will increase. A visit to Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic can change your life, so don’t wait any longer. Schedule an appointment today.
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