Neck PainImagine balancing a 12-pound bowling ball on the tips of your fingers all day long. That’s just one of the many things your neck does every day. Even the slightest sustained load on your neck can cause pain and reduce neck mobility. Mend Health of Maine nearby to South Portland is dedicated to helping patients get to the root of the problem.
Strained muscles, stressed joints, ruptured, herniated, or bulging discs, and sprained ligaments are common causes of neck pain. Poor posture, chronic anxiety or stress, arthritis, can also cause — or exacerbate — neck pain. Compensation by shifting off-center, or texting with your head in flexion can cause neck pain as well as headaches. Postural fatigue is one of the most common causes of neck pain! Spending too many hours hunched over your computer, putting your head forward to look at your phone, or reading in bed can all cause strain in neck muscles.
Working with Mend Health & Wellness in Scarborough allows you to address the underlying issues behind your neck pain so you can recover fully and resume normal activities. You’ll be able to stay on top of your game and help yourself avoid future neck problems by making a few small lifestyle changes.
Some Common Conditions We Treat
Stiff Neck from Whiplash
Whiplash, also called neck sprain or neck strain, is an injury to the neck. Neck pain is often the result of tight muscles and restricted joints within the neck and upper back. Stress, lifestyle factors, posture can all lead to tight muscles that effect the neck.
Headaches & Migraines
Headaches can be more complicated than most people realize. Different kinds can have their own set of symptoms, such as a migraine vs tension headaches. Once you know the type of headache you have, you and your doctor can find the treatment that’s most likely to help and even try to prevent them.
TMJ & Jaw Pain
Research reveals that 50% of neck cases will have TMJ dysfunction as the primary underlying problem, leading to frustration if untreated.
Neck Pain Patient Review
Dr.Victor and Dr.Tracy are awesome!! They are helping me with years of neck pain. I look forward to my adjustments with them. Highly recommended!
Vinny C from Google Reviews
Possible Treatment Options For Neck Pain
For other treatment options, you may be interested in learning more about physical therapy for back pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm experiencing neck pain. Can a chiropractor help with that?Yes our chiropractors are highly skilled in treating conditions of the neck. Our chiropractors provide conservative treatment options to help you experience long term relief.
What are some common neck pain remedies you recommend?Depending on your specific case we can recommend exercises that are precise towards your diagnosis as neck pain can stem from a variety of issues. We will often incorporate a variety of soft tissue therapies with rehabilitative exercises to promote healing and proper mobility.
I'm afraid to have my neck adjusted. What is that "Cracking" noise and do I have to have my neck adjusted?No. Although we are highly skilled chiropractors, we do not have to adjust you to make you feel better. We have many treatment alternatives to alleviate neck pain. The noise or "popping" sound you hear is gas being released from the joints.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE VS. TRADITIONAL CARE
Research supports the benefits for chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations of the cervical spine for the reduction of neck pain and dysfunction. Corrective exercises and end range loading techniques are beneficial in creating proper long lasting soft tissue results.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PAIN
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free discovery visit phone consultation or visit Mend Health of Scarborough Maine.