Some common causes of neck pain include: trauma or an injury, high levels of stress, falling asleep in an awkward position, and whiplash injuries from auto accidents.
Symptoms of neck pain include:
- General pain in the neck area accompanied by some stiffness
- Pain that may extend down between the shoulder blades, out along the arms, or up into the head
- Tense muscles in the neck that are sore to the touch
- A prickling or tingling sensation in the arms and fingers
Your chiropractor will have you undergo an examination that can include: testing the range of movement of the neck, testing for trapped nerves, examination of the muscles, and examination of the movement of the spine and neck. In some cases, X-rays or blood work may be performed to determine an exact diagnosis.
Sharp neck pain at the base of the skull generally disappears without any treatment. If your neck pain persists, manual chiropractic treatment based on the severity of your injury is suggested along with pain-relieving medication. Longer term chiropractic treatment is recommended for chronic neck pain.
If you suffer from neck pain and live in or around Fort Lauderdale, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors today. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.
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