Snellville Chiropractic Treatment For Neck Injuries

Neck pain is often the result of an automobile accident, sports incident, or insurmountable stress that has built up over an extended period of time. If you are experiencing any amount of pain, make sure you set up an appointment to visit one of our skilled Chiropractors right away. Ignoring any type of symptom, regardless of how much pain you are currently in, can possibly lead to permanent or long-term damage.

Our Snellville Chiropractors focus on treating musculoskeletal conditions and can provide a comprehensive examination that allows them to recognize the root cause of your pain or discomfort. From here, they can develop a customized treatment plan that aligns with the unique attributes of your situation.

Common Causes of Neck Pain

Automobile Accidents

Considering a number of patients our Snellville Chiropractors treat, automobile accidents are by far the prevailing cause of neck injuries. When your neck is subjected to sudden impact results in a harsh jerking motion, the ligaments and tendons around your neck, upper back, and shoulders can be strained beyond their limits and tear.

This condition is known as Whiplash injury. Whiplash is known as a “silent killer” due to the subtlety of its symptoms. If you or a loved ones was recently involved in some type of automobile accident, make sure you visit one of our Chiropractors right away. If left uncared for, Whiplash can cause permanent damage to your neck that leaves you completely immobilized or diminishes your ability to function properly.

Prior Injuries

If you have endured some type of injury to your joints, ligaments, discs or muscles in the past, your chances of experiencing neck pain increase significantly. Spinal injuries, in particular, affect the condition of your neck because of how it relates to your body’s ability to evenly distribute its balance and weight. When the muscles that run throughout your shoulders and back are weakened as a result of an accident, they can remain sensitive to impact and become susceptible to tears.

Getting Older

It is well known that as you get older, your body becomes more prone to pain and soreness because of its inability to restore itself completely. Conditions like:

  • Osteroarthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Discs

All affect your neck and can precipitate the development of other painful conditions if left untreated.

The Impact of Pain

Did you know that pain affects more people in the United States than any other condition, including diabetes and cancer combined. According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, over 100 million Americans endure from some type of pain each year and costs between $560 to $635 billion to treat. The economic impact alone is greater than the costs associated with missed wages, poor productivity, and disability.

Diagnosing Neck Pain

In order to identify the source of your neck pain, your Chiropractor will seek to conduct a comprehensive examination. Although they will examine the specific location of your pain, they will also likely review the health of your spine to see if there are any signs indicative of some type of spasm or misalignment. Your Chiropractor will likely ask you a number of questions like:

  • When did you first notice any pain?
  • What was happening at the time?
  • Has your neck pain spread to other areas of your upper body?
  • Did you try treating it yourself?
  • Do you currently participate in some type of physical activity?
  • Does the intensity of your pain fluctuate?

Depending on your responses and the severity of your condition, your chiropractor may recommend the use of:

  • MRIs
  • X-rays
  • Blood tests

in order to gain more insight. From these tests, your Snellville Chiropractors will be able to draw out a customized treatment strategy that aligns with the specific attributes of your injury or condition. Some of our patients are offered suggestions that focus on incorporating a number of healthy habits and behaviors into their everyday routine, in order to enhance your recovery process.

Chiropractic Treatment and Neck Adjustments

The principal focus of Chiropractic treatment is to alleviate pain without having to introduce measures that result in some type of adverse side effect or call for invasive surgery. When you visit the Chiropractor at our Snellville clinic, they will most likely suggest some type of adjustment that helps realign the bones in your neck, as well as relieve stress in the related ligaments and tendons throughout this area.

Cervical Mobilization requires you to lay on your back so that your doctor can move your neck bones up and down, side to side, and in a figure eight motion. The purpose of this is to help improve neck mobility and relieve pain in particular areas that are considered to be more sensitive. If your Chiropractor prescribes a Cervical Manual Traction, you will need to lie upright or face down so that your doctor can stretch and pull your neck forward and backward.

Cervical Mobilization may also be incorporated in order to help loosen up and relieve constriction throughout your neck. If necessary, a Cervical Drop may be used in order to help reposition areas of your neck that are especially misaligned. This technique requires you to lie down on your stomach or side, while your Chiropractor twists your neck or head until everything pops back into its correct location.

Prolonging Chiropractic Treatment Only Leads To More Pain

If you have recently been involved in some type of accident that has created pain throughout your neck, make sure you give us a call right away. Our office number is (404) 889-8826. We are available 24/7 to schedule an appointment with and can make sure that you are seen by a personal Chiropractor within a few days, if not immediately. Neck injuries like Whiplash are notorious for leading to other debilitating conditions that are both painful and life-altering.

Receiving Chiropractic Treatment as soon as possible is the only way to relieve you of your immediate pain and ensure that you are not subjected to some type of relapse later in your life. Call us today to schedule a free consultation: (404) 889-8826.