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Doylestown Chiropractor Discusses Things You Need To Know About Neck Pain

Pain that is located in the neck is one of the most common medical conditions. Neck pain comes from lots of disorders as well as diseases of the neck tissues. It is a discomfort that is being felt in the neck structures including the nerves, bones, muscles, and the discs between bones.
Examples of the common conditions that produce neck pain include degenerative discs disease, neck injury like in whiplash, neck strain, herniated disc, or pinched nerve. Additionally, neck pain also comes from common types of infection like virus infection of throat, leading to neck pain and swelling of the nymph glands. Necks pains can also be caused by rare infections like tuberculosis of neck, osteomyelitis, septic discitis, and even meningitis. It may also come from some conditions affecting the neck muscles such as plymyalgia rheumatica and fibromyalgia.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
The common cause of neck pains is muscle tension or strain. Usually, your everyday task is to be blame. Such activities may include:
– Bending over for hours
– Poor body posture while reading or watching TV
– Having your PC monitor positioned excessively high or low
– Sleeping in uncomfortable positions
– Turning and twisting your neck in quite jarring manner during exercises
Also, falls or accidents can also cause neck injuries such as whiplash, vertebral fractures, blood vessel injuries, or even paralysis. Other causes are:
– Medical condition like fibromyalgia
– Spondylosis or cervical arthritis
– Ruptured disk
– Small fractures on the spine because of osteoporosis
– Spinal stenosis
– Sprains
– Spine infection

Symptoms Associated With Neck Pain
Neck pain is frequently associated with a dull aching. Other symptoms that are being associated with neck pains include tingling, numbness, sharp shooting pains, tenderness, difficulty swallowing, fullness, pulsations, lightheadedness or dizziness, and swelling of the lymph node.
In addition to that, neck pain is also being associated with facial pain, headache, shoulder pain, and tingling or numbness of the arm. These symptoms are usually the result of pinched nerves of the neck.

How Neck Pain is Treated
Neck pain located at the base of you skull may disappear even without treatment. For short term problems, pain killers of medicines and manual treatment such as physiotherapy or chiropractor are recommended. With long term pain, here are the following treatment options:
Chiropractic treatment
• Intensive muscle training
• Physiotherapy, which include advices on posture as well as the use of a good supportive pillow
• Acupuncture – it provides relief in chronic shoulder and neck pain.

When to Contact a Doylestown PA Chiropractor
You should call our office immediately if:
– The symptoms don’t go away within one week.
– You have tingling, weakness, or numbness in your hand or arm.
– If the neck pain is caused by an injury, a blow, or fall – if you can’t move your hand or arm.
– You have a lump on your neck or swollen glands.
– The pain doesn’t go away even with regular doses of over the counter medication.
– You find it difficult to breathe or swallow because of the pain in your neck.

McQuaite Chiropractic Center

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901