Painful Neck Syndrome
Are you suffering from a painful neck? If you have pain in any part of your body, it can range from uncomfortable to downright debilitating. With pain in your neck, any degree of irritation can impede your ability to function. Because of this, it is important that you learn about how Greenville chiropractic care relieves neck pain so that you can find the assistance you need.
When you first visit our chiropractor Greenville, SC, you should take along medical records that relate to your painful neck. This can include any medical history that outlines the description and symptoms of your condition by another physician. For instance, whether the pains are sharp or dull, throbbing or steady can provide valuable information to your chiropractor.
You should also make sure to get a copy of your latest x-rays. If you do not have any, this won’t be a problem because most chiropractors will either perform them on-site or refer you to a radiology clinic off-site if x-rays prove necessary.
Depending on the chiropractor’s approach, a typical first visit includes an initial consultation, examination and when appropriate, x-rays.
Your chiropractor will study and review your examination and x-ray findings before determining if they can help you. So, even though you’re in pain, be patient for the chiropractor’s full recommendations which may not be available until the following day.
With that said, most chiropractors won’t leave you hanging. They’re compassionate and concerned about your pain. In most situations, they’ll administer some form of pain relief the same day as your initial visit until a complete diagnosis is available.
During this initial waiting period, your chiropractor may administer the following pain relief methods for your painful neck:
- Light soft tissue work using a topical analgesic like BioFreeze®
- Interferential therapy, electrical stimulation and/or other physical therapy modalities
- Heat (if the condition isn’t acute)
Additionally, your chiropractor may make pain relief recommendations that you can use back home to help reduce your neck pain until your next visit. These typically include the proper use of ice as well as the administration of a topical analgesic like BioFreeze®.
During your subsequent visit, a treatment plan may be presented to you if your chiropractor believes he or she can help correct the problem. If so, be consistent with the treatment plan your diagnosis warrants so that your neck pain is not only relieved but potentially corrected.
Remember, your chiropractor is not only concerned about relieving your neck pain but even more concerned about finding and fixing the cause of the problem. Joint dysfunction of the spine (aka vertebral subluxations) don’t just happen overnight (unless there is some form of trauma). So correcting these problems may take time, even when the pain disappears.
Regardless, when people are experiencing neck pain, it can diminish their quality of life. It becomes difficult to perform regular tasks such as driving, studying and working. Visiting a chiropractor and allowing them to treat the area is a smart choice. These professionals have undergone extensive training in their field and are capable of treating neck pain effectively. So if you or a loved one are experiencing neck pain, give us a call. We’re here to help!
Eastside Chiropractic PA
3014 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors SC 29687