Neck pain is one of the most common complaints that bring people to a chiropractic office searching for relief, along with back pain. Many people will experience some type of neck pain throughout their lives. The neck pain could be so severe that it even affects how you live your life and perform day-to-day tasks. It could keep you from driving effectively, playing with your kids, or even attending social events. No matter what type of neck pain you’re experiencing, whether it is a shooting pain, a dull ache, or a pain that comes with moving your head a certain way, Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor can relieve various forms of neck pain so that you can get back to living your best life.
Can Neck Pain Affect Anyone?
Neck pain can be caused by something as simple as twisting or bending the wrong way, lifting heavy objects, or performing the same motions over and over again. Poor posture also leads to neck pain. Those that sit at an office all day staring at a computer often experience neck pain. In fact, the overuse of electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones even has its own name for neck pain associated with a head forward, shoulder slumped posture called tech neck. All of these types of neck pain are most commonly caused by a vertebra that is out of alignment, resulting not only in neck pain but also in other complications as well, such as headaches, stiff shoulders, and even numbness or tingling in the arms. Almost everyone at some point has experienced neck pain in some form. However, it doesn’t have to be something we accept and live with. Instead, seek chiropractic care from Dr. Grant Lisetor, a Charlotte chiropractor, and alleviate neck pain for good.
Is Chiropractic the Most Effective Way to Manage Neck Pain?
Many turn to medication to manage neck pain but soon find themselves in just as much pain as before when the medication wears off. This is mainly due to the fact that it only masks pain symptoms instead of actually correcting the underlying problem. In serious cases, some even turn to drastic measures such as surgery. Before undergoing an invasive procedure, seek chiropractic care to manage neck pain. A chiropractor will gently assess the spine, looking for vertebrae that are out of alignment and then adjust the spine as necessary to correct the root problem behind the neck pain. Because sudden movements or continuous lifting can cause spinal misalignments, it may be necessary to visit a Charlotte chiropractor on a consistent basis to ensure neck pain doesn’t return. Many studies have shown that chiropractic care is incredibly effective in relieving neck pain, and it generally takes an average of 17 visits to fully resolve neck pain, and then regular follow up visits are recommended to manage symptoms and maintain optimal body function and overall health.
Has Chiropractic Worked for Others with Neck Pain?
Several case studies have shown the effectiveness of chiropractic for alleviating neck pain. A ten-year-old boy was suffering from muscle spasm and torticollis. His pain was so bad that he couldn’t straighten his neck fully and even visited the emergency room to seek treatment for his pain, unfortunately without success. He then turned to chiropractic care, receiving adjustments 3 times a week. After just 12 adjustments, his range of motion in his neck had returned and he reported being pain-free!
If you are tired of suffering through life with neck pain, turn to Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor at Greater Life Chiropractic and take back your life again. Call today to schedule a consultation and don’t waste another minute in pain.
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