Treat for Neck Pain With Our Birmingham AL, Chiropractor
There are seven bones in the human neck. They start at the base of the skull and continue down. They are known as the cervical spine. The head sits at the top of the cervical spine, and it weighs about 12 pounds. That is why the cervical spine so vulnerable to injuries and neck pain. Our chiropractor at Back on Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center treats patients from Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills as well as other suburbs surrounding Birmingham AL for neck pain.
Some Common Causes of Neck Pain
The American Chiropractic Association lists several common causes of neck pain. Here are a few of them:
- Accidents: Motor vehicle crashes and falls lead the accident category. Neck pain is typically caused in accidents by the sudden and forceful movement of the head and neck.
- Osteoarthritis: This condition is caused by the progressive degeneration of spinal cartilage.
- Spinal Stenosis: Small canals in the cervical spine route nerves. When these canals narrow, the put pressure on those nerves and cause neck pain along with shoulder and arm pain and numbness.
- Degenerative Disc Disease: This changes the structure of a cervical spinal disc, and as a result, a disc can bulge or herniate and put pressure on a spinal nerve root.
Your Initial Visit with Our Chiropractor
When you first visit with us, our chiropractor will perform physical and neurological exams, test your reflexes and strength and probably take a series of x-rays. A personalized treatment plan will be recommended. In some other cases, additional testing might be recommended before a treatment plan is put in place.
Treating Neck Pain With Spinal Manipulation
Adjusting or manipulating the cervical spine is a precise procedure that targets one or more specific locations. There is no surgery, and no medications are involved. Our chiropractor manipulates patients' spines by hand. His objective is to reduce neck pain while increasing the range of motion. In conjunction with manipulation, ultrasound or electronic muscle stimulation might be used. Both are painless. Patients generally report significant improvement in neck pain and range of motion after spinal manipulation and related therapy.
Visit Back on Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center Today!
If you live in or around Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, or Vestavia Hills, and you suffer from neck pain, you'll want to arrange for an initial consultation and examination with Dr. Duca at Back on Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center. After the condition affecting your cervical spine has been identified, you are likely to respond favorably to treatment. We can get you back on track with your life sooner than you think.