Samantha works at an antique shop refurbishing old dolls, cribs, statues, and other simple items too precious to discard. She wears special goggles with a bright light attached to help her spot the tiny imperfections in the treasures she’s polishing. Ever since Samantha could remember, she has been obsessed with objects from a different time and how they may be the closest thing we may ever get to a time machine. She loves her job and would never choose to do anything else. The hours she spends bending over her work have caused significant neck pain. About six months ago, the pain became impossible to ignore and has begun interfering with the efficiency of her work. She has needed to take more breaks while working and when the pain gets too bad, she takes some over-the-counter painkillers. There is no other job Samantha would rather be doing, and she is at the point where she is beginning to look into treatment options.
Neck pain can range anywhere from mild discomfort to a debilitating disorder, and the causes are equally as varied. Some people may suffer neck pain as a result of an auto accident injury, a sports injury, or a workplace injury. While others may suffer neck pain as a result of repetitive stress and bad posture. If you are suffering from neck pain, working with the right care team can be the difference between seeing an improvement in pain and becoming frustrated with a lack of progress. The RxWellness Spine & Health Tysons team can provide chiropractic care and neck pain treatment options that are customized to your specific condition.
I have Severe Neck Pain
Neck pain can be the immediate result of an accident or injury, or the build-up of years of bad posture, minimal stretching, and repetitive stress. It is rare for neck pain to be the result of a more serious condition, but not impossible. Usually, people suffering from neck pain report symptoms of painful tightness and stiffness that limit their range of motion. Chronic neck pain can be excruciating, and can also be linked to conditions like migraines.
Why Do I Have Chronic Neck Pain
Neck pain is one of the most common conditions we treat at RxWellness Spine & Health and is nonspecific to age, gender, profession, or hobby. Regardless of what you do for work, it is extremely likely that you could be overusing your neck muscles. The lawyer peering over discoveries and the painter reaching the high spots in the ceiling will both need to make an appointment with their chiropractor. Some of the most commonly reported causes of neck pain include:
- Trauma from a slip & fall or auto accident can cause misalignment in the cervical spine, which can add pressure on the nerves and contribute to soreness in the muscles.
- Repetitive stress injury
- Results from overusing one muscle for an extended period of time. Looking down at your computer is harmless, but looking down at your computer for eight hours a day, five times a week can cause significant stiffness, soreness, tightness, and chronic discomfort.
- As you get older it becomes more likely that you develop degenerative disorders like osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis.
- Poor posture
- The central nervous system works best when the spine is in its optimal alignment, poor posture prevents the spine from maintaining that position. Consistently employing poor posture will eventually wear on the body and contribute to pain and chronic discomfort.
Chiropractic Care And Neck Pain Treatment Options
If you are experiencing neck pain that has grown unbearable, the best thing you can do for long-term wellness is to schedule a consultation at RxWellness Spine & Health and work with a chiropractor to create a treatment plan for long-lasting improvement. If you are currently in pain, you can try alternating between a hot and cold compress and doing neck stretches to temporarily reduce the discomfort.
Neck adjustments may be able to provide the results you are hoping to see. Regardless of why you are experiencing neck pain, if the nerve is being pinched and the muscles are overstretched and sore, the RxWellness Spine & Health team can help. The goal of your treatment will be to relieve the pressure off the nerves by correcting misalignment in the neck. This will also improve nervous system communication and help the body carry out important processes more efficiently. When you work with the RxWellness chiropractic team, we also utilize soft tissue techniques to target tight or sore muscles in the neck.
RxWellness Spine & Health
When you schedule a consultation with the RxWellness Spine & Health Tyson team, you will be working with some of the best chiropractors in the country and some of the most skilled massage therapists available. We will listen to your concerns and try to pinpoint the exact area of your discomfort so we can create a specially targeted care plan to help you see the most improvement.
At our Tysons Corner location, you will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Sandra McGourty, who is a board-certified chiropractic professional with special certification in The Graston Technique, Active Release Technique, and dry needling. Her patients often describe her as very thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and truly concerned about their wellbeing.
In addition to working with an exceptional chiropractor, you will also be working with well-trained massage therapists who will utilize feedback from Dr. McGourty and pinpoint their techniques to provide the most benefit to the adjustment. In addition to massage therapy and spinal adjustments, it might also be recommended that you receive STIM, spinal decompression, traction, or a list of different services that your care team believes will provide you with the most relief.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Care And Neck Pain Treatment Options
Neck pain can be a very disorienting condition that can be difficult to ignore. It can contribute to spikes of pain while doing simple tasks, like checking your blind spot while driving. Practicing proper posture, regular stretching, and creating an ergonomic working environment can make a positive difference, but regular chiropractic adjustments can help you see a major decrease in pain symptoms as well as act as preventative care to protect you from chronic pain in the future.
Every day you get out of bed, you are applying stress to your neck muscles and cervical spine, and regularly working with a chiropractor can help to balance some of the problems that come with life. The RxWellness Spine & Health Tysons team can provide chiropractic care and neck pain treatment options that will help you see an improvement. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation at our Tysons Corner location please give us a call at 1(703) 904 9666 or book a consultation online.