Neck Pain Treatment
Neck pain can cut into your productivity and your quality of life. Some conditions that cause neck pain can progressively get worse if they are not properly treated. At Wellness and Chiropractic Care, serving Brunswick, ME, and surrounding areas, we can help with neck treatment options such as the Graston Technique. Keep reading to learn more.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain can be caused by several factors. One of the most common reasons is overused or overworked muscles. The neck is made up of a complex network of muscles and ligaments. When these muscles or ligaments become tense or overworked, it can result in pain. When the muscles of the neck are not properly stretched on a routine basis, it can also cause pain.
Another common cause of neck pain is conditions of the spine. The spine extends up into the neck and is comprised of individual bones called vertebrae. Between each of these bones are pads of cartilage called discs.
This cartilage is intended to keep the bones of the spine from touching one another or rubbing together. If a disc gets dislodged or damaged, the bones may start to touch or pinch sensitive nerves found in the spine. This condition can result in extreme pain and lack of mobility.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
A chiropractor can help by providing all-natural, drug-free pain relief options. One such technique offered at our facility is the Graston Technique. With this type of treatment, your chiropractor will use their hands and specially designed tools to help locate knotted muscles in the neck or upper back. This is intended to help with soft tissue pain that is causing neck problems.
Once the trigger point is located, the doctor will be able to manipulate the spot with their hands or with other Graston tools to treat the troublesome tissue so new healthy tissues can regenerate.
If you are dealing with neck pain due to problems with your discs, spinal adjustment can be a helpful type of treatment. It is imperative for your back and neck health that the spine is properly aligned. This allows for blood and nutrients to flow properly through the spinal column, and it allows for all the joints of the body to work in better order.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Brunswick
If you would like to learn more about our services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Wellness and Chiropractic Care. We serve Brunswick, ME, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (207) 729-8656 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.