Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

Over 30 percent of American adults experience neck pain and nearly 50 percent will suffer from continual chronic neck pain. Indeed, neck pain is the third most common type of pain reported to doctors. There are several reasons why people develop neck pain.

Chiropractic care for neck pain in Waukee

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Injuries or accidents: When there is a sudden forced movement to the head or neck, the “rebound” in the other direction is called whiplash. This fast motion injures the surrounding tissues of the neck and head, tightens muscles, and then creates muscle fatigue. Automotive accidents are the main cause of whiplash.
  • Aging: Degenerative disorders, including osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease affect the spine.
  • Daily living: poor posture, obesity, and weakened abdominal muscles can affect spinal balance, which causes the neck to bend forward to compensate. Whether you have a desk job or long hours of physical labor, this can lead to neck strain. Stress causes muscles to tighten and contract, which impacts their support and your nervous system’s response. This then leads to neck pain and stiffness.

For neck pain, a common solution is chiropractic care. Chiropractic doctors are experts at knowing how to carefully manipulate the muscles and bones in your lower neck to reduce pain and discomfort caused by misalignment. While chiropractors provide a wide range of treatments for different ailments, neck pain is one of their specialties. 

Chiropractic care for neck pain with Dr. Kelsey Pettitt in Waukee

Chiropractic Care for Your Neck Pain

When it comes to neck pain, spine irregularities are usually the cause or a major contributing factor. These spine irregularities are called subluxations, which chiropractors are expertly trained to treat. Subluxations compromise your nerve pathways, which then increases your pain receptor sensitivity. Chiropractors can perform specific adjustments, which eases the nerve pathways, thus allowing the nerves to function normally again.

With 35 percent of patients receiving chiropractic adjustments for neck pain treatment, it’s no surprise that this type of holistic care can help reduce patients’ neck pain and stiffness. Unlike traditional health treatments that use drugs and invasive treatments to treat pain symptoms, our chiropractic treatment is safe, gentle, and doesn’t have negative side effects. Visit Key Potential Chiropractic in Waukee, IA today for high-quality chiropractic care for your neck pain.