Effective Treatment For Neck Pain
Neck pain doesn’t have to be something you’re told to “just live with” or think that it’s “normal” because you’re getting old. Neck pain isn’t normal and it shouldn’t be something that you need to learn how to adapt to for the rest of your life. You should have clear answers for your neck pain and a safe and effective approach to treatment for lasting pain relief. That is our goal here at Vitality Soft Tissue and Spine.
What Are Symptoms Of Neck Pain?
- Pain in the neck or shoulder
- Numbness or burning down your arm or hand
- Loss of strength or sensation in your arm or hand (difficulty gripping or lifting objects)
What are Common Causes/Diagnosis for Neck Pain?
The most underdiagnosed and most common cause of neck pain is the development of adhesion in the muscles, ligaments, and around the nerves of the neck. As a result of excessive activity, poor posture, and injury/trauma to the area, adhesion builds up. Adhesion is scar tissue that forms as the body naturally tries to heal any damaged tissue. Not only does adhesion decreased mobility and strength, but it can also accelerate the progression of other pathologies such as arthritis, disc injuries, etc.
When it comes to any sort of injury or trauma, your body will automatically respond in a way to protect itself. As a result, the body lays down extra collagen in the area of damaged tissue. This extra collagen has a “superglue” effect that acts to protect that tissue from further damage by attempting to repair it. While this is the body’s protective measure, it also decreases strength, flexibility, and mobility in the process which can have lasting negative effects unless properly addressed and treated.
On an average day, adults spend about 11 hours a day staring at some kind of screen. That could be a computer, phone, TV, or another electronic device. How many of those hours do you think someone will maintain good posture? With so much time being consumed looking at a screen, posture isn’t always the priority throughout the day. Looking down can add more stress and load into the discs of your neck. If you have a previous disc injury, this can either flare it up to resurface the issue or it can just simply make your current symptoms that much worse.
Being mindful of your posture, whether it’s sitting at your desk all day or looking at your phone, is something that can make all the difference when it comes to maintaining a healthy neck.
Our Effective Way Of Treating Neck Pain
Most of the time the true cause for neck pain is not addressed or even treated. This leads patients to be left in a gray area of not knowing what the problem is or how to solve it. By utilizing Integrative Diagnosis®, effective and precise diagnosis and treatment method, we give patients a clear diagnosis and understanding of their treatment through a comprehensive consultation and a specialized functional assessment of the neck.
During the consultation, we will ask detailed questions about your symptoms to help guide us to a clear and accurate diagnosis. These questions will ask about the quality, intensity, location, and what makes the symptoms better or worse. We also look at past medical history and images. We also use your information and put it into an AI (artificial intelligence) software so we know where exactly your pain is coming from whether structural, functional, metabolic, or psychosocial.
Specialized Mobility and Functional Assessment Of The Neck:
With specific testing of the neck region, we are able to measure how your body is functioning. Our goal is to not only get you out of pain as fast as possible, but we also want to improve your function. These measurements are used to tell us how your body is functioning and then we re-test to show the progress of your care. You can’t manage what you don’t measure, and if your body doesn’t move, it must improve.
Specialized Soft Tissue Treatment Of The Neck:
The cervical erectors are a group of muscles that are responsible for keeping your cervical spine (neck) erect. Over time, this group of muscles can be affected by adhesion which reduces mobility and strength along with causing pain. By removing adhesion through expert treatment, neck pain and accompanying symptoms can be relieved with lasting results.
The rectus capitis posterior major and minor are small muscles at the base of your skull. These muscles help to stabilize your head and can get beat up easily due to poor posture and looking down during your everyday life. Removing adhesion in this area will improve overall function and pain.
What Do I Do To Fix It?
If you have chronic neck pain or have failed treatments with 3 or more providers you have found the right place. You don’t have to be in pain anymore. Call and schedule your consultation at 630-499-4078 or click here.
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