So many people suffer from neck pain in the Salt Lake City area. The reasons for this are many and varied. However, with the increasing movement away from the use of opioids to treat pain today, more patients are seeking chiropractic neck adjustments from Apollo Chiropractic to treat their neck pain.
Neck Pain: What Causes It?
Neck pain can be the result of a variety of conditions. Most of us are familiar with the simplest one — a stiff neck. This often comes from having slept in an awkward position and usually goes away on its own in a day or two.
More serious neck pain is often the result of a trauma such as whiplash from a car accident. Neck pain can also come from a blow during sports competitions, including football, boxing and soccer, among other sports.
Some neck pain is the result of a medical condition or disease such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease.
Neck pain can also come from poor posture, sitting at the computer all day, looking down at your phone all the time and other bad habits.
Neck Pain Treatment in Salt Lake City
When sufferers of neck pain go to a traditional doctor, they may be prescribed painkillers. While this sounds helpful, it sometimes isn’t.
Most people are aware of the opioid crisis in the U.S. during which time many patients have become addicted to opioids and hundreds of thousands have died from their addiction. Moreover, painkillers do not treat the cause of the pain; they only mask it temporarily.
In chiropractic therapy, however, no drugs are involved. We use hands-on techniques to relieve pain and restore wellness.
Chiropractic Neck Adjustments
When you come to Apollo Chiropractic with neck pain, the first step we take is to do a complete physical exam, which may involve taking X-rays. This gives us a full picture of the problem and helps us determine how to treat it.
A chiropractic neck adjustment involves one of our chiropractors applying pressure to joints in the patient’s neck. This is only done in the absence of swelling. If we discover significant swelling during our initial exam, we must work to reduce it before attempting a chiropractic neck adjustment.
After a chiropractic neck adjustment, the patient should notice a reduction in pain and an increase in range of motion and flexibility. This makes it easier for the patient to sleep, work, drive and perform other activities of daily living.
Depending on the level of success of the first neck pain treatment, the patient may return for subsequent treatments that may include additional neck adjustments, massage therapy, muscle manipulation or other techniques.
The goal is to relieve pain and restore range of motion without the use of drugs or surgery.
Apollo Chiropractic in Salt Lake City
For the best and most complete chiropractic care in Salt Lake City, make an appointment at Apollo Chiropractic. We can help you with your neck pain, back pain, migraines and more.