Effective Neck Problem Treatment
Neck problems are very common and can be caused by many things such as lifestyle habits, injury, or strain. If you are experiencing neck problem symptoms and are looking for an effective all-natural neck problem treatment, we can help.
What are the symptoms of neck problems?
Some symptoms of neck problems include the following:
- Sharp Pain - If you are experiencing neck problems, you may end up feeling a localized stabbing or stinging pain. Typically, this is known to be felt in the lower neck.
- Cervical Radiculopathy - Problems with reflexes, sensation, or strength may occur. Due to nerve root compression, strength and sensations in the arm may experience issues.
- Problems with Lifting or Gripping - If weakness or numbness is felt throughout the arm or fingers, it is possible for a person to have problems lifting or gripping objects even if they are light.
- Headaches - Headaches can come from an irritation in the neck that affects the muscles and nerves tied to the head.
- Radicular Pain - This pain can travel from the neck to the shoulder and arm. The intensity of this pain can vary and may feel as if it is burning or searing.
- General Soreness - Discomfort is common with neck problems and can leave the area feeling achy or tender.
- Stiff Neck - It may be difficult to move the neck about, especially when turning the head from side to side.
Is neck pain a sign of cancer?
Not all neck pain is a sign of cancer. If you are experiencing persistent, continuing neck pain there is a chance it could be a warning sign of head or neck cancer. However, this could be a sign of a less serious condition. Neck or head cancer might include swelling, lump, or a sore that does not heal.
Other symptoms associated with neck and head cancer may include the following:
- Unusual pain or bleeding in the mouth
- Unexplained bad breath
- Numbness in the head or neck region
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent nasal congestion
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Unusual nasal discharge
- Pain in the upper teeth
- White or red patch on the lining of mouth, tongue, or gums
- Difficulty chewing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Throat or facial pain that does not go away
- Difficulty speaking
- Ear pain or tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Pain when moving the tongue or jaw
- Swelling in the jaw area or chin
- Change in voice or hoarseness
- Frequent headaches
How do you relieve a pinched nerve in the neck?
Pinched nerves can cause neck problems and are a result of surrounding tissues applying too much pressure to the nerve. This can be caused by a misalignment that shifts the bone to apply pressure on the nerve and affect the surrounding tissues. The soft tissues surrounding the spine include the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When a misalignment occurs, it can strain and stiffen the muscles and injure a tendon or ligament.
To relieve a pinched nerve in the neck, what is causing the pressure on the nerve needs to be corrected. Usually, a misalignment is present that will apply this pressure, so once an upper cervical adjustment is made to correct the area pressure is released, and the body can begin repairing and healing the area that was injured.
What is the worst painkiller for neck pain?
It is difficult to say what the worst painkiller is for neck pain as not everyone reacts the same to medication. However, keep in mind medication is made to target the symptoms of neck pain and not the cause. Medication may give you quick relief, but it is short-term and will not help fix the underlying cause of your neck pain.
The best thing to do for neck pain is to undergo a treatment that can help you target the underlying cause of the neck problem.
What is the best treatment for degenerative disc disease in the neck?
Degenerative disc disease in the neck is an age-related condition that can cause neck problems. To help the aging process and to ensure the body is healing, repairing, and taking care of its natural functions properly – we need to look to the most important part of our spine: The upper cervical spine.
The upper cervical spine protects your brain stem and allows the brain to body communication can flow properly. It also sets the alignment for the rest of your spine. This means if your upper cervical spine is out of alignment, the rest of the spine will begin to shift and follow its lead.
To help treat degenerative disc disease in the neck, and upper cervical adjustment should be considered. It’s a great natural alternative treatment to help your body stay healthy enough to function properly to send accurate brain to body signals and repair itself – which means it can target the cause of degenerative disc disease symptoms by going after the underlying neck problem.
During the aging process, changes in the spine can occur and trigger the onset of degenerative disc disease. However, keeping a healthy aligned upper cervical spine can help fight against it.
Is neck cracking by a chiropractor dangerous?
Neck adjustments are very safe! Upper cervical professionals use gentle, very precise movements to help correct your neck problem. It is important to seek a neck adjustment from a professional upper cervical chiropractor, as they are very different from general chiropractic.
Can chiropractic neck adjustments cause a stroke? (Compare to medications and drugs for pain)
Upper cervical neck adjustments are not found to be the cause of a stroke. They are very gentle and do not cause harm to the neck area, which is important to make sure you have a neck adjustment by an upper cervical chiropractor for your neck problem and not a general chiropractor.
Although rare, a Canadian study researched the small number of strokes followed by a neck adjustment and found the patients had signs of a stroke before an adjustment was made. With upper cervical chiropractors, if the neck area is in a lot of pain or an adjustment is to be made on a newborn or someone who has severe tenderness/difficulty positioning for an adjustment, a subtle precise vibration is used instead. Because of the precision and gentle method used by an upper cervical professional, they do not cause a stroke to happen.
When it comes to medications and drugs for neck problem pain, these can increase your risk of a stroke. Think about it this way, these are unnatural substances you are putting into the body. The body, although symptoms of neck problem pain may improve, can experience difficulties in other areas because of what medications contain.
Upper cervical adjustments for neck problems do not require your body to take in anything unnatural. It is a natural treatment to help the body stay aligned and bring back proper body function.
Can chiropractic hurt your neck?
It is important for you to see a professional upper cervical chiropractic to adjust your upper cervical spine for neck problems. Upper cervical chiropractic adjustments are very small, precise movements that are gentle on the body. Because of this, upper cervical adjustments are safe for any age – including newborns.
Those who have a weak neck, such as newborns, or cannot position themselves for a gentle adjustment can be adjusted by subtle vibrations that do not apply force on the area. Always make sure you go to a professional upper cervical chiropractor to adjust the neck area of your spine for neck problems.
We would like to invite you to accept our invitation for a free 15-minute phone consultation to speak with one of our upper cervical chiropractic doctors where you can ask any questions you may have and decide if an exam or care might be right for you.
If you are interested, you can call our office at (843) 225-5855.