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Castle Rock Neck Pain Relief Center 80104

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What causes neck pain?

While this may seem like a question with a very straightforward answer, the truth lies in the fact that the human neck is a complicated structure that can hold a variety of innate issues. Many people find themselves visiting a Chiropractic office for the first time because of a “stiff neck” (pain and a reduced range of motion of the neck and supporting spinal muscles), and usually attribute this to “sleeping funny.” However, the stresses of daily life, working in an environment that supports poor posture (such as computer work or child rearing), and the heavy workload of carrying around a skull can irritate neck muscles to the edge of their threshold. Most people find themselves in pain after a small incident (like sleeping at an odd angle or doing a double-take) due to the straw-that-broke-the-camel’s-back effect of over stressed muscles pulling bones out of place and pinching nerves. Of course, there is always the more direct approach to neck pain, such as a traumatic fall or auto accident, in which case the neck muscles experience a sudden onset of the same symptoms. Herniated discs, Degenerative disc disease, Cervical spondylosis are the result of damage to the neck.

Symptoms

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As with the causes of neck pain, there are actually quite a few symptoms associated with neck pain that can sometimes go unaccounted for. Here is a list of the most common physical symptoms related to neck pain:

Pain along the front of the neck

Pain along the back of the neck

Pain along the tops of the shoulders Numbness in fingers or hands

Tingling in the fingers or hands

Jaw pain

Headaches

Ringing in the ears

Treatment and Recovery-

The treatment of neck pain is a relatively simple process, although the amount of treatments and the recovery time will vary depending on the severity of the injury. Dr. Helms San Diego specializes in treating neck and back pain, as well as all the related symptoms. Most neck pain can be treated with simple and extremely safe neck Manipulations, Spinal Decompression for herniated discs or degenrative disc disease, coupled with an array of other therapies, such as ,Ice therapy, ultrasound, and electro-muscle stimulation and MLS Laser Therapy. Our doctors are also well versed in the diagnosis of more serious neck injuries, such as spinal disc bulges and ruptures, bone fractures, and dislocations. If an injury cannot be safely treated with Chiropractic care or needs a secondary therapy we have a vast network of Orthopedic surgeons, imaging facilities, physical therapists, and pain management specialists for your convenience. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above please call our office for a free consultation!

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