Neck pain varies greatly from mild and annoying to excruciating and painfully limiting movement. Some neck pain dissipates after a day or two, while others experience neck pain on a regular basis. If neck pain is associated with other symptoms, it may suggest a more serious underlying problem that needs attention. What are these symptoms?
- Headaches and migraines
- Tingling and numbness in the fingers, making it hard to grasp things
- Stiffness that makes it hard to move the head from side to side
- Radiating arm and shoulder pain
If your neck pain seems to be gradually getting more intense over time and you notice some of the above symptoms coming on slowly, you may be suffering from a repetitive injury or a degenerative issue. In these situations, symptoms sometimes begin showing up very mildly. Even if they are due to an accident or injury, it may take weeks or months for symptoms to begin to show up. When they do, they may come on suddenly or progress more slowly.
Neck Pain Relief Through Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Here at Lazar Spinal Care in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we help our neck pain patients by focusing on the health of the upper cervical spine, in particular, the C1 and C2 vertebrae. We look at symptoms as a whole and address the root cause rather than just the one problem. A misalignment of the atlas (C1) can wreak havoc on the entire body and may begin as neck pain. A misalignment of this sort can negatively impact the muscles of the neck, the arms, shoulders, fingers, and, eventually, the entire spine.
We employ a gentle method that does not require us to crack or force the neck back into alignment. Rather, we encourage the bones to move back into place more naturally, resulting in a longer-lasting adjustment. This allows the body to repair the damage incurred by the misalignment and often leads to relief from neck pain.
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