Neck Pain Relief
Nearly everyone experiences neck pain at some point, but for an estimated 10-20% of the population, that pain becomes a persistent problem. Although neck pain can be caused by a traumatic event such as a car accident or sports injury, many people experience neck pain with a more insidious, gradual onset. Neck pain is your body's way of communicating that something is amiss with your spine or surrounding tissues. With the help of an experienced chiropractor like Dr. Rivano, you can begin to identify and address the underlying causes of your pain to find lasting relief.
Most Common Causes of Neck Pain:
- Nerve compression. Spinal misalignment, bone spurs, a herniated disc, or inflamed tissue can pinch nerves in the cervical spine. This results in neck pain, headache, and sometimes, radiating pain in the arms, elbows, and wrists.
- Poor posture. People who work at an office job or spend significant time in front of the computer frequently develop trigger points and muscle strains causing neck pain.
- Age-related illness. Aging causes the spinal discs to dehydrate and collapse, making more susceptible to disc herniation, osteoarthritis, and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine).
- Injuries and accidents: Whiplash is most commonly caused by rear-end or side-hitting car accidents, but can also be the result of a high-velocity collision during a game of contact sports like basketball, soccer, or wrestling. The shearing force of the collision can stretch, strain, or tear the ligaments and tendons in the neck.
How Can Chiropractic Help Neck Pain?
Chiropractic care has been proven to be effective for neck pain, especially in combination with exercise and physical therapy. Studies show that chiropractic adjustments and exercise can provide better pain relief than many common medications for neck pain.
Dr. Rivano uses the best evidence-based treatments to relieve neck pain, combining chiropractic spinal adjustments with Active Release Technique, EPAT, physical therapy, and more. This integrated treatment approach provides lasting neck pain relief for his patients in Florham Park.
Call Rivano Chiropractic and Health Center for efficient neck pain relief today.