How a Chiropractic Neck Adjustment Can Relieve Pain and Tension

Dr. Beau Pierce
woman holding her neck in pain

Do you suffer from neck pain and tension? If so, a chiropractic neck adjustment may be the solution for you. Chiropractors know how to move the spine and can help relieve neck pain and tension. This blog post will discuss the benefits of chiropractic neck adjustments and how they can help improve your quality of life.

What is a chiropractic neck adjustment, and how does it work?

A chiropractic neck adjustment is a gentle move of the neck's vertebrae to improve alignment, relieve pain and tension, and make the neck feel better. This can be done by hand or with techniques like the Activator Method that are unique to chiropractic care.

So why should you consider a chiropractic neck adjustment for your neck pain and tension? Research has shown that chiropractic neck adjustments can improve the range of motion and reduce pain in the neck and shoulders. In addition, chiropractic care can also offer long-term benefits for overall spinal health.

The benefits of getting a chiropractic neck adjustment

Adjustments to the neck are non-invasive, all-natural alternatives to surgical procedures and pharmaceutical treatments. But only a chiropractor is trained to make these adjustments in a safe and effective way. During these physical For For adjustments, your chiropractor may use special tools or a table that pulls on the body. However, it's also possible to only use your hands and focus on your neck. Our chiropractors have spent thousands of hours in the classroom and years gaining hands-on clinical experience, which allows them to move the vertebrae in extremely strategic and risk-free ways during each and every neck adjustment that they do. They do this by applying concentrated pressure to certain regions of the neck in an effort to:

Return the neck and vertebrae to their proper positions.

Relieve pressure and stress.

Reduce the inflammation in the muscles.

Bring back your full range of motion.

Reduce any strain or constriction in the muscles of the neck.

How to know if you need a chiropractic neck adjustment

You might need a neck adjustment if you have chronic neck pain, shoulder pain, chronic headaches, migraines, Ménière's disease, post-concussion syndrome, balance problems, or any other health or neurological problem that neck adjustments have been shown to treat.

How often should you get a chiropractic neck adjustment?

People who get regular chiropractic care to improve their overall health, well-being, and flexibility usually have to wait a month between visits. It is usual to have one visit anywhere from once every one to three months. However, the frequency of maintenance visits is not always consistent. It all comes down to the preferences of the individual patient as well as the suggestions made by the chiropractor. There are several chiropractic maintenance plans that recommend going once every two or three weeks.

Questions to ask your chiropractor before getting a neck adjustment

In addition to regular chiropractic adjustments, there are a few things you can do to stay pain-free between appointments. These include:

1. Will going to a chiropractor improve my condition or symptoms?

Chiropractic therapy has been shown to be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including headaches, low back pain, and other problems that are sought after by patients. But before you start, you should talk to your chiropractor about the symptoms you're having and what to expect from the treatment. This conversation could help set goals for long-term progress. In addition, you may find that the chiropractor suggests a new technique, such as fascial-stretch treatment, which is a form of manual therapy, in order for you to gain the most advantages from regular chiropractic adjustments.

Neck adjustments by a chiropractor can also have long-term benefits, such as better posture and a stronger immune system. Regular chiropractic care can also prevent neck pain and tension from returning.

2. How many visits to the chiropractor are going to be necessary?

It's possible that a single trip to the chiropractor won't be enough to fix your musculoskeletal problem. Most of the time, a chiropractor's adjustments need to be done over and over again to get the results you want. You need to make an appointment with your chiropractor as soon as possible in order to find out how many sessions it will take to treat your ailment.

3. What chiropractic techniques would you use?

A technique that is often used in chiropractic care is the "high-velocity, low-amplitude" (HVLA) thrust. In this method, the chiropractor snaps the neck or spine back into place quickly and forcefully with his or her hands. Nevertheless, it's not the only method that chiropractors have at their disposal. People who have osteoporosis or another ailment that increases the risk of harm during an adjustment may have their joints adjusted by a chiropractor using a technique that involves less force. This is because these patients are more likely to sustain an injury.

Some chiropractors straighten the spine by using a tool called an "activator," which is loaded with a spring and targets particular vertebrae directly. Still, some chiropractors use different kinds of tables and other tools to help with the manipulation process. Ask your chiropractor about the different ways to treat your problem and the reasons behind each choice.

4. Do you provide any other types of therapies or services?

In addition to realigning people's spines and other joints, many chiropractors also offer other therapies and services, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), hydrotherapy, nutrition counseling, exercise plans, supplement recommendations, and a wide range of other services that can help you live a healthy life.

Chiropractic care has a long history of successfully diagnosing and treating pain without drugs by adjusting the spine. The majority of patients report that chiropractic care not only helps them feel better physically but also gives them an overall better sense of well-being. To get the most out of your trips to the chiropractor, it's important to ask questions about how the treatments could help ease your pain and how much each session will cost.

If you have pain and tension in your neck, you can talk to us about how chiropractic neck adjustments can help with your specific needs and worries. Relief could be just one adjustment away!

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