Chiropractic Relieves Neck Pain

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Neck pain can be an annoying disturbance that disrupts your quality of life by preventing you from even performing the smallest of tasks. It can hinder you from looking over your shoulder when you drive, distract you from daily tasks, or even prevent you from being active with your family and friends. Some neck pain can come and go in a short span of time, while other types of neck pain can be persistent and last for a while. Whatever type of pain you are experiencing, know that relief is possible with chiropractic care!

What Causes Neck Pain?

There are many contributing factors that could cause neck pain. An old injury could flare up again, spending time bent over a computer screen at work can affect the neck, lifting weights improperly may damage the neck, and repetitive motions like looking down at a cell phone can cause a misalignment of the spine that negatively impacts the neck. Thankfully, a visit to a

Metairie chiropractor can correct spinal misalignments and bring about neck pain relief.

How Can Chiropractic Alleviate Neck Pain?

Chiropractic adjustments have long been shown to alleviate neck pain in both adults and children alike. In fact, a case study was done on a ten-year-old boy with muscle spasms in the spine that caused neck pain and torticollis. Because his pain was so great, he even sought relief from an emergency room visit and strong doses of medication due to intense pain. Upon visiting a chiropractor, an examination was performed and gentle adjustments were made to correct his spinal misalignments. Ice therapy was also recommended. After just 12 visits to a chiropractor, the ten year-old-boy reported being pain free and was able to regain all range of motion in the neck. Misalignments of the spine, as seen in the ten-year-old boy, interrupt nerve communication between the central nervous system and the rest of the body which can reduce the body’s function and cause pain. Jeff Vitenas, a Metairie chiropractor, can correct misalignments, restoring proper function and alleviating pain.

Is Chiropractic a Long-Term Option?

Neck pain is a common complaint among many. Because of subluxations of the spine, it may be necessary to schedule regular visits to a Metairie chiropractor to remove misalignments and ensure your overall health and wellness so that pain doesn’t reoccur. No matter how severe your neck pain is or how long it has lasted, a chiropractor can help. One study suggests that 24 visits to a chiropractor is typically suggested to fully relieve back and neck pain as well as headaches that are associated with this pain. If you have tried other treatments with no success, it might be time to reach out to Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic. He not only serves the Metairie area, but also the surrounding areas of Lake View, Garden District, Mid-City, and all of Jefferson Parish. For those who are tired of living with neck pain and are ready for a change, contact Dr. Jeff Vitenas today to schedule a consultation.


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