Neck Pain Treatments

Neck pain is one of the most common issues faced by people around the world. If you’re one of the many tired of suffering from this pain, Dr. Dennis Bushman at Bushman Chiropractic Clinic in or around Knoxville, TN, offers personalized and natural care to help you achieve relief.

The Underlying Cause of Pain in the Neck

Your neck is not a simple thing. It consists of seven vertebrae, and there is a disc sitting between each of them except the top two. Additionally, it has over 20 muscles and other soft tissues. As such, there are many components that can be the source of neck pain.

While the exact cause can vary, some of the most common neck issues that lead to pain and discomfort are:

  • Misalignment
  • Herniated discs
  • Nerve compression
  • Muscle tension
  • Injuries like whiplash

And each of these issues can lead to other issues. For example, it’s not uncommon for a misalignment to cause disc issues, nerve compression, and muscle tension.

Sometimes, these injuries are initially caused by a sudden accident, like a car collision, or aging, as this typically causes the discs to wear down. However, for most people, the issues begin with daily habits and lifestyle factors, such as poor posture, repetitive lifting, and leaning over a device.

Chiropractic Care for Pain in the Neck

Chiropractors focus on natural healing. To accomplish this, the key is to understand what is causing the pain and determine the most effective method to address it at the root. Below are some highly effective methods when treating the neck.

  • Adjustments: Restoring alignment to the neck and spine relieves unnecessary pressure on the surrounding components.
  • Decompression therapy: Decompression therapy is a method of stretching the spinal column to remove pressure from the nerves and discs. While it’s most known for treating back pain, it can effectively treat the neck, too.
  • Soft tissue therapy: Techniques such as electrical stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound can help relieve tension, stimulate tissue repair, and improve blood flow.
  • Therapeutic exercises: Stretching and strengthening the neck can relieve tension, increase cervical spine support, and relieve pain.

Experience personalized neck pain treatment with Dr. Bushman at Bushman Chiropractic Clinic in Knoxville, TN, by calling (865) 588-5321 to schedule an appointment today.

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