A common joke is that something or someone is a pain in the neck, but if you or somebody you know suffers from neck pain in Lafayette, LA, it’s no laughing matter. Causes of neck pain can be from strained muscles or poor posture. It can be from leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench. Arthritis can play a role in causing your neck pain. It can even because during motor vehicle collisions (whiplash) or falls. Rarely, neck pain can indicate something more severe is going on and pain can be accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your hands or arms or can also cause pain to shoot down your arms from your shoulders.
Neck Pain Symptoms
Symptoms of neck pain can be mild to severe. It can limit the range of motion of your neck and shoulders or even your upper body. One of the most common causes of neck pain is aging. As we get older, the increased wear and tear on your body (vertebrae, discs, and muscles) often leads neck pain.
Another common cause is repetitive motion. If your job requires you to hold your head at the same angle for long periods of time (students, people working computers, carpenters, etc.) You run the risk of developing neck pain at some point during your career.
Neck Pain Treatment in Lafayette, LA
Luckily neck pain responds very well to our treatment. Our chiropractors at Cavanaugh Chiropractic in Lafayette, LA, use a natural approach to treatment by restoring motion to joints and helping muscles regain their proper length and tone. We use adjustments to induce motion of restricted joints and passive therapies like intersegmental traction and muscle stimulation to help relieve pain and decrease inflammation.
However, not everyone response to the same treatment. For the stubborn neck pain, we have 2 different forms of spinal decompression. The decompression treatment will relieve stress on the discs, nerves, muscles, joints, and tendons.
You shouldn’t have to suffer with neck pain. If you or someone you know has been suffering with neck pain, call our office to schedule your appointment today. 337-984-5852