Neck Pain

The Chiropractic Approach

Is neck pain common?

What is causing my neck pain?

How do chiropractors help with neck pain?

Patient satisfaction with chiropractic

 

Chiropractic vs. Traditional Medical
Management of Neck Pain

Treatment Approach

Side Effects

Cost

Patient Satisfaction

Philosophy of Health

 

Modern day ergonomics, technology use and neck pain

  • The rapid advancement of technologies such as laptops, smartphones and tablets has also accelerated poor posture at home and in the workplace. In fact, it is now estimated that 90% of the U.S. workforce uses computers to perform at least some aspects of their jobs.
  • This increase in technology use leads to more time spend in sedentary positions such as sitting, which takes the spine out of a neutral position and creates postural irritation, leading to neck pain.

Conservative before invasive

  • In most cases, chiropractic care should be used as a first line of defense for neck pain, since side effects are low and treatment methods are natural for your body.
  • Traditional medical approaches using drugs and surgery have their place, however, should only be used in a small percentage of cases considering the nature of most neck pain.
  • Studies have shown that in most cases, long term patient outcomes are no better with invasive surgical procedures compared to conservative care with chiropractic, meaning that avoiding the high cost and associated risk of surgery is usually a good bet!

A wellness approach

  • It's important for you to realize that chiropractic is not a "cure" for neck pain.
  • In reality, your body does all of the healing; chiropractors are there to help ensure proper movement of your spine and freedom for your nervous system, which maximizes your body's ability to heal itself.
  • As always, it's important to realize that true wellness comes from the combination of many lifestyle choices - your chiropractor will be able to help you form effective lifestyle habits to reduce future episodes of neck pain.