Chicago Chiropractic offers treatment for many different forms of neck pain. Neck pain can be present in many different ways.
Some common presentations of neck pain include:
- Decreased Range of Motion
- Pain With Turning Head
- Severe Tightness Sitting at the Computer
- Pain Radiating into the Shoulders or Arms from the Neck
- Tension in Neck Muscles that Increases with Stress
- Neck Pain that Causes Headache Pain – Tension Headaches
Stiff neck Most neck pain is caused by improper posture such as an incorrect sleeping position or hunching over at a computer desk for hours on end. Neck pain becomes serious when it affects your day-to-day activities like rotating your head over your shoulder or sleeping. When neck pain affects your life, it can be caused by a misalignment in your spine that puts excessive pressure on the surrounding muscles, nerves, and ligaments. A chiropractor can provide treatment for the cause and cure of your stiff neck symptoms.
Whiplash Whiplash is caused by an injury to the neck when the head moves forward and backward in a rapid motion that ends up placing strain on the surrounding muscles and ligaments and usually occurs in a motor vehicle accident. Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Restricted joint movement in the spine or limbs
- A herniated disc that causes sharp pain down one or both arms
- Chronic neck pain
- Difficulty concentrating
Neck pain caused by whiplash can become chronic if left untreated. Dr. Michael Kauf can help to diagnose and handle the underlying problem. Visiting a chiropractor allows your spine to gently become realigned to its proper position allowing your pain to dissipate.
Neck pain treatment Neck pain is treated at our office after determining the cause of your pain. We perform a thorough chiropractic examination after taking a complete health history. We also take diagnostic x-rays if they are medically necessary. Once we determine the cause of you pain, we can treat you with chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy, stretches, exercise, massage and physio-therapy modalities.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Neck Pain Chronic fatigue is an interesting condition that worsens with physical activity as well as rest. There is not one test to diagnose chronic fatigue; it can be caused by a number of factors. However, the best chronic fatigue treatment is to focus on treating the symptoms.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue include:
- Loss of memory
- Muscle aches
- Radiating pain between joints
- Sleep that does not impact your fatigue
- Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical activity
Your spine takes all the weight of your daily movements. When your spine is misaligned, it must work even harder to keep your body functioning properly. Chronic fatigue can be caused by a misalignment in the spine. As a result, chiropractic treatment can be used to reduce the significance of chronic fatigue in your life.