Suffering from neck pain? Dr. Billy Wright and Dr. Tyler Wright at Wright Family Chiropractic in Austin and Cedar Park, TX, offer various natural techniques to help.
4 Common Causes of Neck Pain and How a Chiropractor Can Help
Neck pain is something that can put a real damper on your life and overall joy. Though it often seems there is nothing you can do about it, you actually have much more power than you think. Below, Dr. Billy and Dr. Tyler at Wright Family Chiropractic in Austin and Cedar Park, TX, discuss some common causes of neck pain and how chiropractic care can help.
Injuries From Accidents
Car accidents, sports accidents, and falls can all injure the neck – sometimes without you even noticing. Additionally, any other situation that forces the neck to whip in one direction and then the other can cause whiplash, misalignment, herniated discs, and more. Chiropractors can provide adjustments, soft tissue therapy, decompression therapy, and more to help you recover from the injury faster and naturally.
When you don’t practice proper posture, your neck has to hold up much more weight than it should. Many people who work from a desk experience posture-related neck pain. Chiropractors can help keep your spine aligned and able to provide the proper support as well as help you build healthier posture habits.
It might sound like a broken record, but too much technology can actually be bad for you – especially if you lean over the device while you use it. Like poor posture, leaning over a device puts too much strain on the neck. Soft tissue therapy, adjustments, and other chiropractic techniques can help treat “text neck” and its related symptoms.
Tension and Strain
You’ve likely noticed that the past few causes have mentioned tension and strain, but there are many ways that either of these can be present in the neck. In addition to the causes above, tension and strain can be the result of the following and more:
- Repetitive motion of the neck
- Sleeping on your front or on a pillow that lacks neck support
- Sitting for long periods
- Heavy lifting
- Holding your phone between your shoulder and your ear
Additionally, pain in the neck can be the result of an issue with your shoulders or upper back. Your chiropractor can determine the root of your pain and use a combination of hard and soft tissue techniques to address it.
Don’t let neck pain interfere with your life another day. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Billy or Dr. Tyler at Wright Family Chiropractic at our Austin, TX, office at (512) 476-5695 or Cedar Park, TX, office at (512) 249-8800.