Neck Pain Treatment In Fort Walton
You do not have to live with neck pain. Chiropractic care at Progressive Health Clinic LLC can help alleviate your symptoms. Our board-certified Fort Walton chiropractor uses a variety of non-invasive techniques and therapies to alleviate pain and improve neck mobility.
Cervical Spine Overview
The cervical spine connects to the thoracic spine in the upper back and ends at the base of the skull. It comprises seven small vertebrae, intervertebral discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascial tissue. They work together to provide flexibility and range of motion.
Common Neck Pain Causes
Injury, such as muscle strain from daily activities, is one of the most common causes of pain. Degenerative disorders, cervical misalignment, cervical disc herniation, and poor posture, e.g, sleeping in an awkward position, are other common causes. A herniated disc may pinch the nerve in the spinal canal resulting in inflammation and pain. Examples of common injuries and conditions responsible for pain include:
- Bulging disc
- Muscle spasms
- Emotional stress and tension
- Osteoarthritis (chronic inflammation)
- Neck injury from a fall or blow to the neck
- Whiplash from an auto accident or sports injury
- Pressure on the nerve from narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis)
More people are also experiencing neck pain from working on a computer or looking down at their phone for a long time (tech neck).
Common Neck Pain Symptoms
Pain can range in intensity from mild to excruciating and may occur intermittently or persistently. Additionally, you may experience any of these symptoms:
- Stiff neck
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty moving your head or holding it in a certain position
- Pain travels to the shoulder, upper back, arm, or hand
- Numbness or tingling sensation in the neck, shoulder, or arm
Neck Adjustment and Treatment by Our Chiropractor in Fort Walton FL
We will need to do a physical exam and carry out routine tests to determine the cause of your pain. We will tailor your wellness plan based on the results. Dr. Godwin treats cervical pain using a variety of cervical spinal manipulation techniques. He will manually apply gentle pressure to the neck to mobilize and realign the joints and tissue.
Repositioning the spine helps take the pressure off the disc and nerve. Cervical adjustments also decrease inflammation and pain and encourage natural healing. Pain relief and increased neck mobility may be noticeable beginning from your first adjustment session.
Several adjustments may be recommended for lasting relief. Dr. Godwin also performs acupuncture therapy to stimulate the body's natural pain relievers and reduce inflammation. Additionally, we may offer nutrition advice to improve your overall health.
Call Progressive Health Clinic LLC Today!
A thorough evaluation by our chiropractor at Progressive Health Clinic LLC is the first step to receiving chiropractic care for neck pain in Fort Walton, FL. Call 850-374-3926 to request an appointment.