Neck Pain Specialist in Elkton, MD
At Living Well Healthcare, our neck pain specialists are able to deduce what your neck pain may be associated too, and help relieve the pain. Our chiropractors and neck pain specialists are available to use the many different spinal manipulation techniques to help with your neck pain. We are conveniently located at 270 West Main Street, Elkton MD 21921. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.
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Neck pain is one of the most common complaints we receive from our patients. Neck muscles are often strained due to poor posture, whether it is due to leaning over the computer, hunching over a workbench, or other bad posture positions. Osteoarthritis is an alternative common cause of neck pain.
It is rare that neck pain is often a symptom of a more serious issue; however, we recommend you seek medical care if you are dealing with neck pain that is accompanied by numbness or even loss of strength in your arms and/or hands, or if you are dealing with shooting pains in the shoulders down to the arms.
Common symptoms and signs of neck pain include:
• Pain that begins to worsen by holding the head in one place for long periods of time
• Muscle tightness and neck spasms
• Declined ability to move the head
You should visit an integrative healthcare medicine clinic like Living Well Healthcare in Elkton, MD if the neck pain starts to get worse or does not gradually improve with at-home treatment. Especially visit our clinic if you are dealing with severe neck pain due to an injury from an accident. If you are dealing with the following, book an appointment with our clinic today:
• Severe neck pain
• Persistent neck pain that lasts for several days without any relief
• Neck pain that spreads down to the arms and/or legs
• Neck pain that is accompanied by numbness, weakness, headache, and/or tingling sensations
The neck is a flexible support system that bears the weight of the head. It is quite vulnerable to injuries from accidents, and conditions which cause pain and can restrict motion. Neck pain can be caused from:
• Muscle strain
Muscle strain often will occur due to too many hours of the body hunched over due to working on a computer, smartphones, workbenches, etc. which can often trigger muscle strains.
• Worn joints
Like other joints within the body, your neck joints can also wear due to age. Osteoarthritis is the main cause of the cushions between the bones which begin to deteriorate. The body then forms bone spurs which begin to affect joint motion and cause neck pain.
• Nerve compression
Nerve compression is due to bone spurs or herniated discs within the vertebrae of the neck which press on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord.
Often auto-collisions that occur from being rear-ended will result in an injury to the neck which is known as whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head is jerked forward, backward, and forward (or the opposite way), which strains the soft tissues found within the neck.
Diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, or meningitis can cause neck pain.
Integrative medicine can help with neck pain due to injuries or other conditions like chronic fatigue, persistent pain within the neck, cancer, etc. by better managing their symptoms and helping to improve neck mobility, and function as well as improve the patients’ quality of life with a wide variety of integrative medicine services and treatments.
Chiropractic care is known as a non-surgical treatment option available at our clinic Living Well Healthcare as a way to reduce neck pain, as well as any related symptoms.
Our chiropractors will rule out any neck pain conditions that may require surgery first, if they believe the neck pain you are suffering from would be better treated with surgery, they will refer you to a spine surgeon. If not, our chiropractors can use a combination of different spinal manipulation, manual therapies, and other techniques as a part of the treatment plan. We are conveniently located at 270 West Main Street, Elkton MD 21921. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Elkton MD, Elk Mills MD, Fair Hill MD, Woodcrest Shores MD, North East MD, Warwick MD, and Chesapeake City MD.
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