Neck Pain

It's not unusual to experience pain or stiffness in the neck. With that said, if you're frequently struggling with neck and shoulder pain, it is time to consider chiropractic care. At Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic in Manhattan, KS, we will determine what's causing your neck pain and provide the appropriate care.


What Causes Neck Pain?

Your neck has to support the entire weight of your head. Not only does that put your neck under a lot of stress, but that pressure can increase the risk of injuries. Neck pain is a common issue that has many causes. While neck pain occurs for a variety of reasons, some of the most common causes of neck pain include:

  • Strained muscles: If your neck muscles are put under a lot of stress or they lack the support they need, it could lead to muscle strain. Hunching over a phone or computer can strain your muscles.
  • Compressed nerves: If one of the discs in your cervical spine slips out of place, or if you have bone spurs in your neck, it could put pressure on your nerves.
  • Injury: A neck injury is another common cause of pain. One of the most common neck injuries is whiplash, which is caused when the muscles in the neck are quickly jerked back and forth.
  • Arthritis: Arthritis can affect the joints throughout your body, including the joints in your neck. A chronic condition called rheumatoid arthritis sometimes causes pain in the neck.

How a Chiropractor Treats Neck Pain

Whether you're dealing with neck pain, shoulder pain, or pain in another part of the body, that pain is there for a reason. Chiropractors work to identify what's causing your pain so that we can treat the issue.

Your body naturally tries to prevent joint dysfunction. If any of the joints in your neck are restricted, it could cause the joint to lock up, leaving you with joint pain and a stiff neck. Chiropractors can make adjustments that will break up restrictions around your joints. These adjustments can also release compressed nerves and increase circulation.

In addition to adjustments, chiropractors use therapies like soft tissue massage and therapeutic exercises. A chiropractor can also suggest lifestyle changes that will help you avoid neck pain in the future. Better posture and healthier habits can reduce the frequency and severity of neck pain.

Get Neck Pain Treatment from Our Chiropractors in Manhattan, KS

If you're struggling to deal with pain and stiffness in your neck, now is the perfect time to start chiropractic care. At Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic, we will work to treat your pain and improve joint function throughout your body. Call our team today at (785) 776-7568 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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