Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain as Discussed by a Chiropractor in Tallahassee, FL

posted by Dr. Eric Pragle

Chiropractic care can be very helpful for relieving neck pain.  Does your neck or shoulders ache while at work? Many other people are in the same situation with an estimated 65% of americans who suffer from some sort of neck or shoulder pain.  Many people also feel tense and aching shoulders as well.  Most of us think the neck or shoulder aches and pains will eventually go away especially with the right pillow or stretch.  However, if the neck ache or pain has been persistent longer than a week, its time to check the spine alignment.

Some Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain can be caused  by a number of things, including:  poor ergonomics at home or work, sleeping position (Stomach sleeping), whiplash caused by a car accident, sports injury, a slip and fall or even a blow to the head.  If left untreated, minor neck injuries often worsen causing severe neck pain, making it hard to sleep or perform daily activities.  Neck pain often triggers other conditions such as back pain or headaches as people often compensate to avoid the neck pain. 

Symptoms of Neck Pain

  • Headaches
  • Numbness/Tingling in arms and hands
  • Tense neck and shoulders
  • Muscle knot or trigger point in the shoulders
  • difficulty sleeping
  • Stiffness or soreness in neck especially when turning head
  • Head Tilt or Rotated in pictures
  • Poor posture
  • Difficulty Turning Head
  • Sharp shooting pain down arm or into the shoulder

Pragle Chiropractic And Massage Therapy offers gentle treatments of neck injuries or neck pain with the AO Treatment plus medical massage therapy.  Medical Massage Therapy is effective for releasing trigger points or adhesions in the neck and shoulders while promoting healing and relaxation.  Massage Therapy is a great way to improve the range of motion for the neck.  Please visit www.praglechiro.com or call 850 508 5951 to learn more or book an appointment online.