Suffering from ongoing neck pain is crippling and can make it difficult to walk, move, or perform simple tasks. Whether you have neck pain due to an injury or have an ongoing condition, our team at Bluegrass Chiro can help. We provide effective chiropractic treatments and comprehensive exercises for patients to use outside of our office. Here are some frequently asked questions about neck pain and how our chiropractors may be able to help.
Why does my neck hurt even if I wasn't involved in an accident?
Cervical spine alignment issues can cause unequal weight distribution as well as abnormal posture, which puts strain on muscles. Pain and other symptoms may also be brought on by degenerative conditions within the vertebrae discs and other spinal structures.
How does whiplash lead to neck pain?
Whiplash can lead to neck pain from violent hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck. This may result in herniated cervical discs and torn muscles. Whiplash can also cause subluxation of the facet joints.
How do bulging discs and neck pain relate?
As people age, their discs begin to bulge as water content is lost. The space between the vertebrae decreases as they flatten out. This results in inflammation and stress on the facet joints, which causes joint pain. The neck is now at a high risk of developing osteoarthritis. Bulging discs may also herniate, causing irritation and pinching of the nerves.
What is text neck syndrome?
Text neck is a modern-day neck pain that happens when the head is consistently dropping forward. This causes strain on the muscles and puts a burden on the cervical spine. People who use their smartphones and other mobile devices heavily suffer from text neck.
How can chiropractic adjustments help my neck pain?
Chiropractic adjustments work by putting the facet joints and cervical vertebrae back into their proper alignment and improves the joint motion. This can help decrease muscle strain, nerve compression, and joint stress.
Contact Us for Neck Pain Treatment from Our Kentucky Chiropractors
At Bluegrass Chiro, our team of professionals is ready to help relieve whatever pain or discomfort you are experiencing. We will work with you to create a customized treatment program unique to your needs. Contact us today to learn more about how our Winchester, Elizabethtown, and other Kentucky offices can help you live pain-free.