Neck Pain FAQs
Neck pain requires proper treatment before patients can start experiencing relief. Contact Capital Health & Injury Center in St. Paul, MN, to see a chiropractor for natural relief from your neck pain. We can diagnose the root cause of your neck pain and help prevent it from reoccurring in the future. Here are a few frequently asked questions about neck pain and how our chiropractic team can help.
What Causes Neck Pain?
A person may suffer from neck pain for a variety of reasons. Many cases are situational and depend on what is happening in a person's life. For example, if someone has been in a recent auto accident, they may be suffering from neck pain. Other causes might be related to a pulled muscle or even stress. Additionally, medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia, can cause aches, soreness, and pain in the neck.
Other common causes of neck pain include:
- Occupational stress from sitting in front of a computer all day long or poor work ergonomics
- Age-related wear and tear caused by arthritis or disc degeneration
- Traumatic injury from a slip and fall, contact sports, or auto accidents
- Poor posture when standing, sitting, or sleeping
How Can Fibromyalgia Cause Neck Pain?
Chronic health conditions, such as fibromyalgia, can cause neck pain, especially around the base of the head and in the shoulders. Fibromyalgia patients have a lowered blood flow and oxygen rate to the muscles. This condition can cause pain throughout the body, including the neck. Neck pain could also result from nerve damage, which is another common factor found in those with fibromyalgia.
What Symptoms of Neck Pain?
Common symptoms of neck pain include tingling, stiffness, numbness, dull aching pain, sleep disturbance, and restricted range of motion. Those experiencing any of these symptoms should schedule an appointment with our chiropractor right away for professional care.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Our chiropractor can help diagnose the root cause of your neck pain and provide a treatment plan personalized for your unique needs. During your first consultation, our chiropractor will ask a series of questions and conduct a few tests to determine your pain level, range of motion, and what makes the neck pain worse. Spinal adjustments often help alleviate neck pain. If a spinal misalignment is the cause of your neck pain, our chiropractor will work to readjust the column, relieving pressure and promoting blood flow to the affected area. Additionally, our practitioner may recommend exercises, lifestyle advice, and the use of ice or heat to help soothe the muscles and reduce your neck pain.
Call to Schedule an Appointment Today
Contact Capitol Health & Injury Center in St. Paul to begin your recovery journey. Our chiropractor can ensure your neck pain does not prevent you from living your best life.