Neck pain, commonly referred to by medical specialists as cervicalgia, affects millions of people around the world every year. In Spokane, WA neck pain is one of the leading causes of pain and reasons for doctor visits. While some people only experience mild neck pain, it can be severe for others, often leaving them in agonizing pain that can seem never-ending. Because neck pain can be so excruciating, it’s not difficult to see why people seek medications and quick relief. But many people think that medications are the only solution out there - this is simply not the case. A quick visit to the chiropractor is a much healthier alternative and can help you target the root of the neck pain rather than just targeting the symptoms as medications do.
Many people are led to falsely believe that Chiropractic care is only related to the back. This is just not true. Chiropractic care covers the full length of the spine, and this includes the neck. The best thing about chiropractic care is that it is comprehensive and individualized, meaning that everybody is treated differently based on its own particular and unique needs.
As we all know, no two people and no two bodies are the same - nor should they be treated that way. While two people may share similar symptoms, it is rare that the underlying causes attributing to those symptoms will be the same. Rather, neck pain can be traced back to a variety of root causes including, but not limited to: Herniated disks, upper back problems, poor posture, pinched nerves, whiplash, vascular or airways issues, and muscle tightness or weakness.
With so many root causes of back and neck pain, you don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your care. While medications will cure the temporary pain, they will not deal with or heal the root cause. In addition, many medications come along with a long list of side effects that can put you and your health at even more risk. This is the main reason that chiropractic care is becoming so common in a world where natural, drug-free cures that focus on healing are becoming more and more sought after. When visiting a licensed chiropractor like Dr. Stanford, the first step is to have a thorough examination.
This examination will help to determine the root causes of your pain so that you can address them appropriately through safe and effective adjustments that will help to re-align the spine.
Many times patients come in that have been treating their neck pain with medications all of their life. And after only a few adjustments, they are thanking us for giving them the true relief that they have never actually experienced before. Once we have re-aligned the bones, released the pressure points, and dealt with other root issues of the pain, the body is able to do its natural work of healing itself and the symptoms associated with neck pain are naturally eliminated. The results are long-lasting and real, and cannot be achieved through the help of medications, but rather only with the help of an experienced chiropractic practitioner like that at the Stanford Chiropractic.