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Neck pain is a common complaint, especially among people ages 50 and older. If chronic neck pain is disrupting your daily life, you need to learn to manage your pain. Treatments from Lake Worth chiropractor, Dr. Cacic, may be very effective.
Usually, there are two general causes of pain in the cervical region of the spine: a sudden injury like whiplash, or consistently poor posture habits.
Sudden neck injuries occur when the head is jolted back and forth very quickly, causing the vertebrae to grate against each other. Whiplash is the most common car accident injury in America, but it can also be caused by slipping and falling, sports accidents, and even carnival rides.
Whiplash pinches nerves and injures the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the correct alignment of your neck, all of which leads to pain. Keep in mind that whiplash is often a delayed-onset injury, meaning that symptoms may not always appear immediately following the incident. Sometimes it takes hours, days or even weeks for whiplash symptoms to appear. If you think you’ve been injured but don’t experience symptoms, play it safe and call our chiropractor to begin preemptive treatment.
Poor posture refers to slouching or hunching over a keyboard, which extends the natural curve of your neck forward. It also means sleeping on the wrong pillow and waking up with stiff neck every morning. Investing in more ergonomic office furniture and a better pillow can make a world of difference.
The specific symptoms of posture problems and whiplash injuries share many commonalities. General pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion are the most common. Headaches, vision problems, sleep disturbances, fatigue and irritability may also arise.
Our Lake Worth chiropractor, Dr. Cacic, is highly skilled and experienced at helping people manage neck pain. Dr. Cacic’s drug-free, multifaceted approach to diagnosing, relieving and working to prevent further pain restores our patients to optimal wellness. Dr. Cacic offers a wide range of pain management therapies. To treat pinched nerves, he performs precise, gentle spinal adjustments to realign vertebrae in the neck and eliminate pain.
In addition to the immediate pain relief of chiropractic adjustments, Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness also offers complementary therapies such as massage therapy, physical therapy and therapeutic exercises. Massage and therapeutic exercises are very important in addressing soft tissue strains and injuries because they help retrain and heal the soft tissues needed to support healthy neck posture. We also offer lifestyle advice, including ergonomic product recommendations to help you improve your posture and avoid re-injury later in life.
If you experience chronic neck pain, don’t suffer in silence! Get the relief you need with professional chiropractic care. When you’re ready to resume a pain-free life, call 561-547-2210 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cacic.