What Can a Chiropractic Neck Adjustment Do for Me?
Also known as the cervical spine, the neck contains several vertebrae that begin at the base of the skull. The neck is tasked with supporting and balancing the head, which weighs an average of 12 pounds. The neck is one of the more flexible portions of the spine, and that mobility can leave the supportive bones susceptible to injury.
If you are suffering from impaired mobility or discomfort in the neck area, one of the highly trained chiropractors of Texas Injury Clinic in Fort Worth, TX, can alleviate your discomfort through a safe chiropractic neck adjustment. A chiropractor at our state-of-the-art facility, which was founded in 1999, can improve your comfort and function.
Common Reasons for a Neck Adjustment
There are many reasons that a neck can become injured. Commons reasons include:
- Extended sitting
- Repetitive movements
- Normal wear and tear
- Sports accidents
- Poor posture
The symptoms and signs that you may need a neck adjustment include impaired mobility, localized pain, stiff muscles, or muscle spasms. Numbness, tingling, or paralysis may be a sign of a more serious injury. Any persistent pain associated with your neck or back requires immediate attention.
What to Expect during Your Visit
Diagnosing the cause of your symptoms requires your feedback and an exam. Your visit may begin with a series of questions, that may include:
- When did you first notice your pain?
- What steps have you taken to address that pain, if any?
- Describe the pain. Does it radiate toward other areas of your body?
Your chiropractic exam may include blood pressure tests, reflex tests, and neurological tests. Your chiropractor will examine muscle tone, your neck’s range of motion, and other factors. Your doctor may examine how you sit or walk. Your posture can often give insights into the cause of your neck discomfort.
How Does a Neck Adjustment Work?
A neck adjustment (cervical manipulation) is a precise procedure that requires the expertise of a trained doctor. A chiropractic neck adjustment improves the mobility of the spine and restores range of motion. A carefully performed chiropractic neck adjustment can improve movement in adjoining muscles.
Many of our Fort Worth patients report that they are able to more easily turn their heads. Our patients also report that the procedure reduces their discomfort, pain, and stiffness.
The chiropractors of Texas Injury Clinic will look at your neck problems holistically. Many of our patients benefit from rehabilitative exercises, massages, or other non-invasive treatments.
Does It Work?
Chiropractic neck adjustments are highly effective. One study described by The American Chiropractic Association found that a majority of patients who sought chiropractic help saw a 75 percent reduction in pain while only 33 of patients who underwent medication alone reported reduced pain. Patients have an active role to play in preventing further injury to their neck. You may be asked to address weight issues or to pay closer attention to your posture.
Schedule Your Chiropractic Neck Adjustment Today
Chiropractic neck adjustments are a proven treatment that can restore neck mobility while reducing discomfort. Our state-of-the-art chiropractic center has served the Fort Worth community since 1999. To schedule your next visit, please contact our office online or call (817) 624-7222.