Chronic neck pain is one of the most common conditions suffered by individuals in the United States. In fact, studies by the American Academy of Pain Medicine show that neck pain is the third most common cause of chronic pain after back pain and migraine headaches. Read on to learn how your chiropractor can help you say goodbye to persistent neck pain.
General Chiropractic Techniques
A qualified and experienced chiropractor will generally offer a number of treatment methods to help combat neck pain that results from stress, poor sleeping positions, poor posture, or physical injury. These general chiropractic techniques include traction, strength-training techniques, exercise regimens, and various holistic methods.
Adjustments and Manipulations
In addition to the aforementioned general treatment methods, an experienced chiropractor can relieve chronic neck pain through specialized adjustments and manipulations. During an adjustment or manipulation, your chiropractor will use several techniques to literally align the vertebral bones within your spine. These techniques include but are not limited to lumbar rolls, manual pressure, table adjustments, toggle drops, and activator treatments.
Massage therapy is a great way to alleviate chronic neck pain, reduce overall stress, boost your immune system, and maintain your joint and muscle flexibility. Your chiropractor may offer customizable massage therapy methods to treat neck pain, including deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage, and reflexology.
The best way to determine which treatment option is best suited to your condition and lifestyle is to consult your chiropractor. For more information on adjustments and manipulations, massage therapy, or other treatments, contact Peterson Chiropractic at (212) 242-3210. You can also visit our website to learn more about our services or to set up an initial consultation at our East Side New York City office.