Today, I want to discuss what someone might experience if they're dealing with neck pain and how we address it here at our office, as well as what you can do to alleviate the pain. Many people try to adjust their own necks for temporary relief, but this may not address the underlying issue causing the pain. After receiving treatments and restoring proper joint movement, patients often find they no longer feel the need to self-adjust.

When assessing neck pain, we examine the joints to ensure proper movement and test range of motion for any discomfort. Trying different head movements can help identify areas of pain, indicating chiropractic care may be beneficial. We also conduct orthopedic tests to pinpoint the source of discomfort, especially for those experiencing headaches.

We pay attention to tension headaches by gently lifting the head to relieve neck tension, which can indicate the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments and stretching. Various tests, including muscle strength assessments like the SCM muscle, help determine the level of neck support and potential contributors to tension.

Our approach to addressing neck pain involves adjustments and strengthening exercises. Adjustments can be manual, as seen in popular videos, or performed with gentler methods like the impulse adjuster or drop table, ensuring patient comfort and relaxation during treatment. Strengthening exercises, such as pushing against resistance in different directions, help support neck muscles and alleviate tension.

By targeting the base of the skull and strengthening neck muscles, we aim to reduce neck pain and tension headaches. These strategies empower individuals to take control of their neck health and improve their overall well-being. If you're experiencing neck pain or headaches, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance in finding relief.

Ryan Griffeth

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