Essential Guide to Neck Pain & Relief

Neck pain can come on suddenly and go away just as quickly (acute neck pain), or it can stick around for weeks, months, and even years (chronic neck pain). Regardless, neck pain can be debilitating…getting in the way of normal day-to-day activities like driving, working, exercising, or even sitting and sleeping comfortably. If you are experiencing painful symptoms in your neck and want to learn more about where it came from and how to make it go away, then you are in the right place.

Causes

Symptoms

At Home Management

Treatment

Cianci Chiropractic Center has created this Essential Guide to Neck Pain Relief to help those in the community to find the answers they need to find relief from their neck symptoms

Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain can be the result of an injury, overuse or simply sleeping funny one night. Neck pain that comes on suddenly is called acute neck pain, and it is often the result of a sprain, strain or tear in the muscles and ligaments of the neck. Chronic neck pain is pain that lasts longer than three (3) months, and its root cause is much more challenging to identify, though there are some likely culprits.

Symptoms of Neck Pain

Neck pain can be dull and achy or sharp and shooting, and everything in between. The nature of your neck pain, however, can tell us a lot about what is the likely culprit. When diagnosing neck pain, we also take into account how long you have been experiencing neck pain and what activities bring it on. Pain can occur on one side of the neck and not the other or when performing certain movements such as looking down or looking up.

At Home Management of Neck Pain

Identifying the root cause of neck pain and coming in for regular adjustments and strength building are only parts of the journey to successful management of neck pain. Even though it may not seem related, eating properly, stretching and exercising at home are important parts of the puzzle too. Reinforcing the good work that happens at South Orange Chiropractic Center with equally good work between visits will accelerate healing and lead to faster and more complete pain relief. Check out our resources below to find the best strategies for managing your neck health from the comfort of home.

Neck Pain Treatment

Once the root cause of your neck pain has been identified, you then treat your neck pain by improving alignment, flexibility and strength. You have several choices when it comes to managing your neck pain, from invasive surgery (which may not even solve the issue) to manual or instrument-assisted chiropractic adjustments, massage, physical therapy and acupuncture. Your chiropractor at South Orange Chiropractic Center will take your unique circumstances into account when they develop your personalized care plan.