Eric A. Smith Chiropractic

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Neck Pain

Neck pain is caused by various reasons. It can be due to poor posture that eventually leads to strain on the neck or it can be caused by acute trauma such as whiplash. Whatever the cause of your neck pain is, chiropractic care can help alleviate the symptoms.


How Chiropractors Help
Chiropractic care is a great way to provide relief to the painful neck. The chiropractor can examine the entire spine including the cervical spine and see if there are other problems to the column that affect other parts of the body that may be causing the pain. Chiropractors also use techniques to correct and heal the spine without using invasive methods like surgical procedures as well as avoiding the use of extreme medication 

or prescription drugs. Chiropractic care is a great option for people who do not want to take several medications and spend a lot of time visiting the doctor.


Chiropractic Care Techniques for Neck Pain
There are many ways for chiropractors to treat neck pain. One of the most common techniques used is the spinal manipulation. Manipulation is a type of medicinal massage that employs pressure to relax the spine and muscles as well as relieve excess pressure on these affected areas. Another method also used by chiropractors is alignment to ease the pressure and correct a misaligned spine. It can also be used to correct posture to reduce the risk of pain on the neck.
Chiropractors can also use low-frequency electrical currents together with the gentle manipulation. A form of simulation, this technique can help relax the muscles as the electrical currents flow through the muscles thereby relieving the pressure.
Aside from providing chiropractic care, chiropractors can also educate people about pain issues and how to prevent its onset. The thing is, when the problem is addressed before it even starts—the treatment will be more effective and fast-acting.