Suffering From Neck Pain?

best chiropractor for neck pain relief

You know the old saying, “It's a pain in the neck”? Well, when you live with neck pain long enough, you know its important to find the best chiropractor in Columbia. Neck pain can make even the simplest of movements involving the neck, head, arms, shoulders, and back excruciatingly difficult. It can lead to headaches and difficulty using your body. Immobility resulting from neck pain can cause the muscles to become weak and to degenerate over time.

Understanding the root of your neck pain is a necessary step towards acquiring the treatment that will be effective in both short and long-term recovery. The following article looks at the causes of neck pain and explains how Columbia chiropractic & soft tissue care care can be a useful alternative to conventional treatments.

Neck Pain in Columbia

Although the neck is a relatively small area of the body, it is comprised of some complicated structures which do the important job of holding your head up. The small size of the vertebrae of the neck and its muscles allows for a lot of mobility, but can also make the neck more vulnerable to injury and pain. Some of the causes of neck pain include:

  • Trauma, such as whiplash
  • Poor posture
  • Sleep position
  • Repetitive stress
  • Computer, cell phone or desk use
  • Muscle / soft tissue imbalance
  • Abnormalities in the bone structure or tissues
  • Joint issues

Most of these issues are caused by both muscle / soft tissue issues and poor spinal alignment or mobility. The spine misaligns and looses proper motion as the supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments become rigid from developing scar tissue. Nerves, which are also soft tissues, are often entrapped by the muscles as well as the misaligned spine. Because every nerve in the body has its root in the spinal column, issues that have their source at the neck can have a major impact throughout every other system.

Many people let spinal problems go uncorrected in Columbia. They hope that if they wait long enough the pain will simply go away. In some cases it will go away, but the misalignment that caused the problem is usually still there. Over time, that area can become aggravated, and the pain can return. If the problem is not corrected it can become much more serious. Some patients let things go to the point where surgery may be the only option.

Conventional vs. Holistic Treatments

Most commonly, people try to deal with their neck pain using prescription or over-the-counter medications. This may help to relieve the symptoms in the short-term, but not only are patients dealing with side effects, the underlying issue goes unaddressed. Massage Therapy can help relax the injured tissues; however, it typically cannot resolve thickened scar tissue which affects spinal and nerve function. If the issue is in the bones or joints, the problem will remain.

Chiropractic & Active Release treatment utilized by Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic is a holistic approach that addresses both the spinal and soft tissue problems which cause the vast majority of neck pain. Following a thorough chiropractic & soft tissue assessment aimed at ruling out other issues and finding the exact source of the problem, a personalized recovery plan is developed. Gentle effective Active Release therapy to release thickened soft tissues coupled with gentle adjustments to the spine can bring amazing relief and restore proper tissue and spinal function. Call our team at Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic today and get on the path to wellness.

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1:30pm - 5:30pm
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Thursday7:30am - 12:00pm
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Chiropractor Columbia SC Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic

Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic
4514 Saint Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 731-8121

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