Neck pain without neurological compromise is known as mechanical neck pain. Mechanical neck pain normally doesn’t have one cause. It is commonly related to a loss of mobility, poor activity tolerance, increased pressure pain sensitivity (hypersensitivity to a normal stimulus), and increased joint position sense error (hard time reproducing the same movement when repeated multiple times). Doctors of chiropractic, like Myrtle Beach neck pain adjustment often treat patients with these types of complaints. We are going to look at how high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulation (the number one type of treatment used by chiropractors, or an adjustment), helps the patients.
Can slouching cause neck & shoulder pain is a question asked of me at my Myrtle Beach clinic often. While the easy answer is yes, it is very important to understand how and why this occurs.
There was a study in Sweden where patients were hooked up to various equipment such as EMGs, muscle testing equipment and so on. Simple exercises were performed by the group such as lifting the arm up and down. The group was made to perform this with good posture first and then again with poor posture.
Do Chiropractors Help Neck Pain?
Do chiropractors help neck pain? Simple answer is yes. Neck pain has become a more common problem with people these days. Technology is a major factor, think about your own posture when working on a computer or even looking at your phone. Then consider the fact that additional pounds of weight are being added to the head for every degree that it is tilted forwards. It’s no surprise that many are suffering from pain and ultimately, the condition should be treated or reversed as soon as possible. There is even a case that neck pain is more critical than back pain due to the complexities of the neck area.
Manipulation Under Anesthesia for Neck Pain – Dr Ray TV
Like with chronic low back pain sufferers, manipulation under anesthesia for neck pain sufferers is an excellent alternative to surgery. We have done many muas on necks as well as backs and see a high success rate well into the 90%s with range of motion increasing and pain decreasing. While it’s not for everyone, just a small percentage of people who do not respond well to conservative chiropractic treatments or physical therapy, it is a valued alternative to going the full surgery route.
The First Thing to do with Neck Pain?
Many patients are coming into my Myrtle Beach clinic with neck pain. I normally tell them that the first thing to do with neck pain is to ice it before it becomes more of a problem. Unfortunately, many people do not do this and they struggle on with their neck pain until it gets to the stage they have to do something about it. So why ice and what does it do?
The type of neck pain patient I see is due to segmental dysfunction and compressed joints in the neck area. This is normally further exasperated by tight muscles and irritated nerves that can cause tingling sensations and the whole area is inflammed.
Neck Pain 101 – The Causes and the Solutions
Neck pain has become one of the fastest growing complaints from patients in my Myrtle Beach chiropractic clinic. There are many reasons for why a person experiences neck pain, but the most common ones we see here are dysfunctional joints or compression of the joints.
Some of the reasons of the increase of neck pain problems include technology, where we’re looking down at our phones, laptops, and the like; posture, the way we present ourselves has de-evolved somewhat, and how we’re doing things, so lifestyle, more driving and so on. The causes are not instantaneous, they are developed over a long period of time. The two bones will slowly begin to compress and make the joint dysfunctional. This dysfunction causes inflammation which causes more pain. Range of motion decreases which means the neck isn’t able to move as it should, and tension is built up as the muscles then joint in this “dance” making the problem even worse until it spirals out of control and the pain becomes intense.