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Neck Pain and Stiffness: How Treatment from a Chiropractor in Sarasota FL Can Help

Many people wake up with a stiff neck from time to time, especially when tossing or turning all night. For other people, their neck pack is more severe and certainly more than just a bit of stiffness. Whether caused by a medical condition or from an accident or injury, neck pain should be addressed right away. It will often only become more painful and difficult to manage with time.

What Is Neck Pain?

Neck pain is any pain in the neck from an injury, medical condition, accident, or other incidents. Sometimes, it’s easy to pinpoint the source of this pain, while in other instances; a patient may wake up one day and then experience neck pain seemingly out of nowhere.  

What Causes It?

There are many causes of neck pain. Cancer, spinal conditions, meningitis, and rheumatoid arthritis are just some of the conditions that can inflame the tissue, joints, or muscles in the neck. If you were in a car crash, you may have whiplash. The impact from the accident injuries the neck’s soft tissue. Whiplash is also likely from rough contact sports like football.

If you have damaged neck or spinal vertebrae and bone spurs grow, neck pain is typical. Spinal disc herniation and nerve compressions can also lead to stiffness and pain. Joint conditions like osteoarthritis can also be to blame, as can muscle strain.

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms vary depending on the cause of your neck pain. You may have the following:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Immobility in the head and neck (cannot turn head without great pain)
  • Muscle spasms and a tight feeling
  • Pain that may be exacerbated by physical activities and sitting in certain ways

Treating Neck Pain with Chiropractic Care

Whether your neck pain has been short-term or chronic, chiropractic care is the answer. After an initial appointment and some diagnostic testing, the chiropractor will recommend techniques such as manipulations, spinal decompressions, and adjustments. These chiropractic techniques can restore spinal health, fixing issues like slipped or herniated spinal discs. Joint, muscle, and tissue damage is alleviated and repaired for less pain as well.

For some neck pain issues, you may only need to see a chiropractor for a few appointments. For more serious injuries and medical conditions, chiropractic care may become a regular part of your life. You may also undergo massage therapy and physical therapy to treat the neck further.

About Sarasota Chiropractic, Your Chiropractor in Sarasota FL

If you’re dealing with any form of neck pain and you’re interested in chiropractic care, come to Sarasota Chiropractic. As your chiropractor in Sarasota FL, services and treatments administered include auto accident injury care, pain management, family wellness care, sports injury rehabilitation, massage therapy, and chiropractic care.

Set up your appointment today by calling (941) 348-6632, or stopping by Sarasota Chiropractic on 2801 Fruitville Road.