If you’ve ever heard the phrase “a pain in the neck,” you can imagine the discomfort literal neck pain can cause. This common condition affects the neck and shoulders, and can feel like anything from an ache to stiffness to a shock. The Fayetteville team at Thrive Wellness Center is well-versed in neck pain and can help you find relief.
Neck pain with menstrual cycles
Radiating pain in neck that starts in the goes to shoulder and down to the hand
One side of the neck feels swollen or hot (hypertonic)
Neck feeling locked or stuck (decreased range of motion)
Muscles feel stiff and achy
Sitting at a computer all day? Head down in your smartphone or tablet? Our lifestyles, choices, and habits directly effect our bodies.
“Text Neck” Rounded Shoulders, Eye Strain, Poor Desk Ergonomics
Sometimes it’s not necessarily anything we’re doing that’s making us feel bad. The body reacts from within and manifests outwardly as pain and discomfort.
Pinched nerve in neck or shoulder
Degenerative disc disease (narrow or thinning disc)
Most patients experience immediate relief from pain after manual or gentle adjustments at our Fayetteville office.
An immediate decrease in pain helps reduce inflammation and tension so the body has an opportunity to heal.
Maintenance appointments can help you regain your functionality and maintain a high quality of life.
Each chiropractic visit at our office usually lasts about 30 minutes. During your treatment, your doctor will use their hands to gently manipulate your head and neck to properly align the vertebrae of your cervical spine.
Your chiropractor will place you in several positions to perform different adjustments. Depending on the situation, you may be seated and they may sit behind you and manipulate your neck and head, or you may lay down on a comfortable chiropractic table.
The treatment process is totally pain-free. However, you may feel some sudden pressure as your chiropractor adjusts your neck. You may also hear some clicking, popping, or cracking sounds as your neck is adjusted.
After your treatment at our Fayetteville practice, you may experience some minor side effects like pain, fatigue in the neck, or headaches. These will go away after a day or two as you begin to heal.
If your neck pain is being caused by musculoskeletal imbalances, you’re a good candidate for neck pain treatment at Thrive Wellness Center. Chiropractic adjustments may also be a good option if you have a condition like fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis.
Chiropractic neck pain treatment is also a good option if you want to avoid drug-based cures, and you’re willing to take the time to do things like neck exercises and stretches, which dramatically enhance the effectiveness of treatment.
However, there are some patients who are not good candidates for chiropractic adjustments. If you have spinal damage, cancer, osteoporosis, take blood-thinning medications, or have inflammatory arthritis, chiropractic may not be right for you. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation at Thrive Wellness Center. Give us a call at (479) 439-8121 to schedule your first appointment in Fayetteville. Our doctors will discuss your medical history and your pain, and decide if you’re a good candidate for chiropractic adjustments for neck pain.
It will usually take one or two chiropractic adjustments to start feeling better, though some patients may see results sooner. Most patients feel significantly better after about 4-8 weeks. Everyone is different, though. Some people may feel better right away, while others may need a longer time to heal.
Coming back to Thrive Wellness Center for neck adjustments is a good way to make sure your spine stays aligned, and can help you avoid future neck pain. Our Fayetteville doctors will work with you to determine the proper schedule for your treatment based on your schedule, your budget, and your unique neck pain.
Workplace ergonomics can also be a big factor. If you work a desk job, you should make sure to invest in a good chair, use an external mouse, keyboard, and monitor, and take other steps to make sure your neck is in a healthy position while you work.
At-home physical therapy, stretches, and exercises can also help you strengthen your neck and avoid further pain. Our doctors can provide recommendations for an at-home treatment routine that will help you keep your neck healthy, strong, and pain-free.