Neck pain can be cause by many malfunctions in the body including but not limited to the following:
Muscle – Almost everyone will experience muscle pain in the neck at some point in their lives, this can be from sports to motor vehicle accidents. Even something as simple as sleeping can cause you to wake up with muscle pain. This type of pain is not generally serious and will clear up with 1-2 treatments of physical medicine and Chiropractic care. General maintenance care will prevent this pain from happening in the first place. Posture, exercise, sleep, ergonomics can also affect your neck muscles and can be addressed by Dr. Ramsey during your visit.
Nerve – Nerve pain will happen to about 50% of the general public. In most cases, the nerve is fine but the disc material will push against the exiting nerve from your spine and cause pain to travel from the neck to and down your arm. In some cases, neck pain in not a symptom. Other symptoms include numbness in the fingers or weakness in the muscles of the arms and hands. Physical medicine and Chiropractic care will help or cure many of these cases. Other treatments that can be performed may include traction and/or decompression. An MRI is essential in confirming this type of pain pattern.
Bone – Most bone pain will be associated with a fracture, osteophyte formation (bone spur) and or arthritis. Many older patients will have more stiffness than pain if arthritis is suspected. Some patients will have restricted segments of the spine that will need to be adjusted by Dr. Ramsey, you will hear an audible “pop”. This will be very gentle with no pain. You will then be able to move more freely with less pain. Regular Adjustments will help prevent or slow the aging process and allow you to move freely.
Pathology/Infection – Most patients will not fall into this category. Dr. Ramsey has many years of experience to detect any red flags that may be associated with a severe and serious neck condition.
You are still having neck pain so call today and do something about it!
Katy Chiropractic Office 281-599-3300