The possible causes of neck pain vary considerably. In some cases, patients may experience neck pain because of a whiplash injury to the neck, which occurs when a patient’s neck moves rapidly back and forth. Patients may also develop pain in the neck because of a structural problem, such as a slipped disc or a bone spur, and some may develop neck pain because of chronic conditions such as arthritis. Many patients have more than 1 issue that contributes to the pain in their neck.
Like neck pain, shoulder pain can have several different causes. For example, patients may experience shoulder pain because of bursitis, which occurs when the bursa becomes inflamed. Patients may also experience shoulder pain because of an injury to part of the shoulder, such as a tendon or muscle.
In some cases, shoulder pain is mild and resolves on its own over time. However, other patients experience chronic shoulder pain that requires professional treatment to resolve.
When a patient comes to Circle City Chiropractic with shoulder pain or neck pain, the doctors begins by performing a thorough exam to determine the cause of the patient’s pain. Once the doctor understands the patient’s underlying issues, they develop a customized treatment program that targets these issues and alleviates the patient’s pain.
Every treatment program is unique. Most treatment plans include chiropractic care to resolve issues with alignment, massage therapy to loosen tense muscles, and corrective exercises to help the patient strengthen and stabilize the area. The doctors at Circle City Chiropractic usually prescribe multiple treatments that work together to maximize the patient’s results.
Chiropractic care is a safe, effective alternative to traditional medical treatments. Unlike surgeries and medications, chiropractic care doesn’t cause serious side effects or complications that put the patient’s health at risk. Studies have also shown that chiropractic care is effective in the treatment of many types of neck and shoulder issues.