There are a number of factors that can cause neck pain, from mild strains due to bad posture, to a spine condition or injury. Depending on the situation, many instances of neck pain usually go away on their own with time and conservative at home treatment. However, if the pain becomes persistent or results from a car accident, fall or other forms of trauma, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. The chiropractors at NH Chiros, Dr. Ken George and Dr. Nickolas Rost in Stratham, NH, offer a number of treatment options for neck and back pain relief.
Neck Pain Relief and Treatment in Stratham, NH
Muscle strains are one of the most common causes of neck pain. Factors like bad posture, and leading a predominantly sedentary lifestyle can lead to neck pain over time. Whiplash, which results from a sudden backwards and forward jerking motion of the head, causes mild to severe neck pain and other symptoms depending on the extent of the damage. Whiplash is most common from rear end collision car accidents, but can also result from trauma while playing a contact sport or from other forms of violent physical impact. Other common causes of neck pain include osteoarthritis, a herniated disc in the cervical spine or spinal conditions like cervical stenosis.
Chiropractic treatment and adjustments can help to manage symptoms and offer relief for the discomfort associated with muscle strains and other spinal issues. For mild to moderate pain caused by a temporary soft tissue injury or muscle strain from lifestyle factors like slouching over a computer or sleeping in an awkward, your chiropractor might recommend conservative treatments like ice, heat, rest, and massage. It is import to seek treatment after a car accident or injury, even if there are no initial symptoms, to get an accurate diagnosis.
Find a Chiropractor in Stratham, NH
For more information on available treatment options for neck and back pain, contact NH Chiros by calling 603-772-6400 to schedule an appointment with Dr. George or Dr. Rost today.