Your neck or cervical spine is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones. It also acts as a conduit, allowing fluid flow and nerve impulses to travel to and from the head/brain.
The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your neck support your head and allow for motion. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness. Many people experience neck pain or stiffness occasionally. In many cases, it’s due to poor posture or overuse. Other times, neck pain is caused by injury from a fall, contact sports, or whiplash.
Sometimes neck pain will only last a few days and then subside. This straining of the neck is often due to overuse or sleeping in the wrong position and can typically be alleviated by icing and/or stretching.
It is when this becomes a recurring issue or when the pain lasts more than a few days that you should seek treatment. Or when experiencing these symptoms:
Sharp or Burning Pain
Inability to fully move the neck or pain upon rotation
Pressure or pain at the base of your skull
Radiating pain; down your arms or into your face/jaw
Many patients will come into our office after numerous consultations, physical therapy, steroid injections, and massage. Depending on the cause of your neck pain, these may provide temporary relief but will not get to the root cause of your problem.
How Our Chiropractors Can Help
Pierce Chiropractic Center uses a revolutionary healthcare procedure that focuses on the Upper Cervical Spine. This procedure identifies subtle misalignments of the top vertebrae in the neck and corrects them using a light-force instrument adjustment.
Correcting the misalignments in the neck will allow the muscles of the neck to relax leading to long-term alleviation of pain and discomfort.
From One of Our Patients
I highly recommend Pierce Chiropractic and Dr. Randy Culig. The facility is friendly, warm and inviting. There is no forceful cracking and popping but very calculated, precise adjustments incorporating state of the art technology. For the first time I feel hopeful instead of hopeless. I am feeling lasting relief and have an awareness I have never felt before in my neck. His treatment has made a huge change in my life. Thank you Dr. Culig.
- Cindy S