Neck pain is a very real problem, afflicting some 30 percent of U.S. adults each year. The causes can range from acute injuries to chronic spinal conditions, but any kind of neck pain can deprive you of your quality of life. Here at Rosales Chiropractic Care, we use drug-free, surgery-free methods to help San Antonio, Hondo, and Castroville residents put a stop to their nagging neck pain.
Common Reasons for Neck Pain
Your neck is made up of a variety of structures that give it its ability to support and move your head, including cervical vertebrae, vertebral discs, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Any of all of these components can cause pain if they're overused, worn down, or damaged. Some of the more common reasons that people experience neck pain include:
- Degenerative diseases - Bulging discs, arthritic cervical joints, spinal stenosis, and other degenerative conditions can make neck motion painful.
- Whiplash - This acute injury syndrome, often associated with auto accidents and other high-impact collisions, can force the cervical joints out of position, tear connective tissues, and herniated cervical discs.
- Overuse injuries - Repetitive motions can place the neck muscles and tendons under constant or recurring strain, leading to chronic tendinitis or muscular pain.
- Postural problems - If you're allowing your head to droop, you're placing your neck muscles under undue strain. For instance, many smartphone users give themselves a bad case of "text neck" as they droop their heads to consult their screens.
Drug-Free Pain Relief from Dr. Ramon Rosales
Whatever the cause of your neck pain, Dr. Ramon Rosales can diagnose and treat the underlying problem, instead of simply numbing the pain temporarily with medication. Most cases of neck pain don't require surgery or other extreme measures. Chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine can help to normalize vertebral position and joint function. They may also help to relieve chronic muscular strain. We may prescribe corrective exercises to help rehabilitate injured neck tissues or strengthen your neck muscles. You might even benefit from lifestyle recommendations that can help you avoid "text neck" and other ergonomic hazards.
Dealing with a Pain in your Neck? Call Our Chiropractor Today
Don't let neck pain take all the happiness out of your San Antonio, Castroville, or Hondo, TX, lifestyle. Deal with it the safe, natural way by paying a visit to Rosales Chiropractic Clinic. Call our chiropractor today at (210) 674-2700!