Are you having difficulty determining the source of your neck pain? It can be challenging as the neck area is heavily interconnected with the shoulder and upper back muscles. The cause of your pain could be physical trauma from an accident or impact, or it could develop over time due to a musculoskeletal imbalance or improper posture.
The professionals at West Texas Neck and Back have years of experience diagnosing both acute and chronic neck pain. We utilize state of the art technology to pinpoint the source of your pain and isolate treatment to the affected region for optimal recovery.
Common Issues Associated With Neck Pain
Neck pain can present itself in a multitude of ways. It can appear suddenly with a sharp, immobilizing pain which can be completely overwhelming. It can also occur gradually over time, where patients experience a dull constant ache that progressively gets worse. Common symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Aches and stiffness
- Inability to turn neck
- Sharp pain when turning
- Joint lock
What Could Be Causing Your Pain
There are many conditions that can affect the health and function of the neck area. They can range from musculoskeletal to age-related degeneration. It is important to have a professional assess your condition before you attempt therapy methods. Allowing damage or an injury to go untreated could result in lasting consequences. Other causes of neck pain are as follows:
Pulled/Strained muscle: Consistently bad posture, sudden sharp movements or constantly repeating the same motion can cause a strain.
Joints damage: Neck joints tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage between your vertebrae to deteriorate, resulting in bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain.
Pinched Nerves: Herniated disks in the vertebrae of your neck can become inflamed, putting pressure on the nerves surrounding the spinal cord.
Traumatic injuries: Car accidents often result in a whiplash injury, which occurs when there is a sudden, powerful impact that strains the muscles in the neck
Degenerative diseases: Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or spinal stenosis.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression For Neck Pain
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a non-invasive method that can precisely target the affected area and administer treatment in a highly efficient way. The process involves using our state of the art, computer-guided decompression tables that very gently stretch the spine. This stretching creates an inverse pressure, allowing the discs in the spine to retract, reducing inflammation, and providing the opportunity for cellular repair.
If you are looking dramatically improve your quality of life and regain your full mobility, it’s important to speak with a professional to ensure your neck pain is treated properly! The source of your neck pain could be a symptom of a degenerative condition where early diagnosis is critical! Call or book an appointment online with the specialists at West Texas Neck and Back to learn more.