At The Chiropractic Doctors, our Grand Rapids chiropractors make your health and wellness a top priority. We understand the connections your spinal health has to other aspects of your health, and work to improve your whole-body wellness with non-invasive and holistic treatments in our office.
If you’re experiencing neck pain or stiffness, we highly recommend that you schedule an appointment with us so we can get to the root of your symptoms and develop a customized treatment plan to help you find relief.
Because there are many possible causes of neck pain and similar symptoms, we always recommend a thorough evaluation in our office to determine the specific cause of yours. This will involve a discussion with our chiropractic team of your symptoms and lifestyle, as well as a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests, such as X-rays.
One of the most common causes of neck pain that we see in our office is that of whiplash, which most often occurs as a result of car accidents. If you have recently been in an auto accident or similar incident, the abrupt motion could have damaged the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding your upper spine. As a result, you will likely experience neck pain and stiffness.
Your lifestyle and posture can also cause neck pain. For example, if you work a desk job and spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen without proper support, you could be putting excess strain on your neck and back. Overall poor posture can also contribute to neck pain.
Sports injuries are another common contributor to neck pain, so if you’ve recently injured yourself while playing a sport, we may be able to help.
Chiropractic treatment for neck pain is ideal because it is holistic, non-invasive, and drug-free. Furthermore, it focuses on targeting and relieving your pain at its source while preventing the same issues from returning.
All of our treatment plans are custom built based on your needs, injury, lifestyle, and other factors. However, one of the most common treatment we’ll recommend for neck pain is that of spinal adjustments, which focus on correcting alignment problems in the spine as well as relieving tension caused by “stiff neck.” We can perform these adjustments manually right here in our office, and we may also recommend them in conjunction with massage therapy or other techniques. Many patients find that they experience some relief after just one or two sessions, though we often encourage multiple sessions to ensure optimal healing.
If you’re experiencing neck pain that is affecting your daily life, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our Grand Rapids chiropractic team. You can reach The Chiropractic Doctors by contacting us at (616) 432-3103. We’d be happy to find an appointment slot that will work with your busy life and schedule!