Neck pain is a common problem among adults, especially if you work at a computer or drive a vehicle many hours a day. Darren Bell, DC, of Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain, in Hamburg, New York, provides patients of all ages with natural, long-term pain relief for the underlying causes of neck pain. Whether you suffered an injury or your neck pain is the result of age-related disc degeneration, Dr. Bell can help. He takes a natural, whole-person approach to treat your neck pain. Schedule an appointment online or call the office today.
Neck Pain Q & A
What causes neck pain?
You may experience neck pain for a variety of reasons, most of which only cause temporary discomfort. However, in some cases, neck pain may indicate a more serious injury or condition that requires expert care. Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:
- Muscle tension or strains
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Auto accidents
- Sports injuries
- Herniated discs in your cervical (upper) spine
- Cervical fractures
- Poor posture
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of your spinal column that puts pressure on nerves in your spine. This can also cause neck pain. In less common cases, congenital abnormalities, infections, or tumors can lead to neck pain.
What are the symptoms of neck pain?
Signs and symptoms of neck pain often depend on the underlying cause of your pain and may include:
- Muscle aches or spasms
- Sharp pain
- Tingling in your arms or hands
Most neck pain improves over time, but if it doesn’t get better with rest, heat, or ice at home, it could be a sign of a more serious underlying structural problem that requires care. Dr. Bell is highly skilled in treating neck pain so you get effective, long-term relief and increased mobility.
How can I prevent neck pain?
Getting regular chiropractic adjustments at Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain may help you prevent future neck pain. Dr. Bell keeps your spine in proper alignment and alleviates pressure on nerves so you can get relief and prevent neck pain from becoming chronic. Your individualized treatment plan may include a variety of manual therapies, cold laser therapy, and gentle exercises.
Additionally, you can help prevent neck pain by making simple changes to your daily routine, such as:
- Sleeping in a position that doesn’t promote a stiff neck
- Quitting smoking since smoking puts you at risk of developing neck pain
- Improving your posture when you sit or stand
- Working at an ergonomic workstation
- Taking frequent breaks when working or driving long distances
- Avoiding carrying heavy bags or purses on your shoulder
If you live in the greater Buffalo area and need expert care for neck pain, Dr. Bell can treat every member of your family. Call today to schedule an exam or book an appointment online.