Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain in Fairfax, VA
Between work, school, and leisure time, it’s common for many Americans to spend most of their days on screens. The result is poor posture and neck pain. While neck pain is common, that doesn’t mean it’s normal. Neck pain can involve symptoms like:
- Muscle tightness and spasms
- Migraines and headaches
- Limited range of motion
- Pain that is aggravated by holding the head in the same position for extended periods of time (as with sitting at a desk using a computer)
Screen time is an increasingly common reason for neck pain, but it’s not the only reason. Other causes include:
- Car accidents
- Strains and sprains
- Improper sleep position
- Bone misalignments
- Cervical disc problems
At Palmercare, we begin neck pain evaluations with an assessment of the condition of your neck. Specifically, we want to see if your neck has lost part of its curve or if we notice any signs of disc degeneration.
When the body is structurally healthy and the spine is in proper alignment, there is a slight curve in the neck that puts your head in a centered position above your shoulders. This distributes the weight of your head evenly, putting equal amounts of pressure on the discs in your spine.
In patients who have structural issues in the upper spine or who spend a lot of time on computers and devices, the head is often moved slightly forward from the ideal position above the shoulders. This places more pressure on the discs, resulting in chronic neck pain, headaches, and back pain.
Our chiropractors use spinal manipulations to resolve neck pain and alleviate its associated symptoms like headaches and muscle spasms. In addition to adjustments, performing stretches and exercises as instructed at home can strengthen the upper spine and improve your posture, which is the best way to enjoy long-term relief from neck pain.
To learn more about chiropractic care for neck pain in Fairfax, call Palmercare Chiropractic at 703-457-2337.
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