The modern, digital world has brought a tremendous amount of freedom, opportunity, and resources to people all over. However, it's also one of the number one reasons why so many people also have serious neck pain. The digital workload isn't the only cause either; age, a lack of exercise, and even diet can contribute to the problem. Discover Life Chiropractic offers Tacoma, WA, residents relief from neck pain.
Causes and Contributing Factors
Generally, neck pain is associated with discomfort in twisting, turning, or raising the neck. In reality, the condition can and usually does include a combination of symptoms that produce pain sensations in multiple angles and locations. Keep in mind that the neck is the only part of the body that is essential to keeping the head's weight upright and responsive as the need to turn occurs. So, the neck's muscles are in almost constant use.
In some cases, however, neck pain can result from trauma, such as in whiplash from a car accident, or from a degenerative condition, such as arthritis or osteoporosis (both conditions that tend to appear with old age).
The number one symptom of a neck problem is, obviously, pain in using the neck. However, other symptoms can also occur in tandem or at different times than neck pain. More notable conditions such as sharp pain, numbness, loss of feeling in the extremities of the lower body, or strength loss all signal something serious, and a doctor should be seen immediately if they occur. Interestingly, depending on the problem in the neck, singular or chronic headaches can also be a symptom, even ones as strong as migraines.
Our Chiropractic Approach in Tacoma
When a patient is reviewed by our chiropractor, the diagnostic process will be focused on a holistic approach, examining the body as a whole and viewing the neck pain as a symptom. Many times, deeper issues such as spinal misalignment, chronic manual strain, or posture issues from work or life choices tend to be the real problem. A chiropractic solution will then focus on changing the body's condition and the patient's behavior to stop the cause and set the body forward correctly so it doesn't reoccur.
Treatment is possible at Discover Life Chiropractic with our Tacoma chiropractor. Our team focuses on solving neck pain effectively versus just temporary pain relief that disappears after a few days. If you want to get your life back and not be captive to neck pain, give our Tacoma chiropractic team a call at (253) 472-4400 and schedule an appointment.