Most neck pain arises from, or has an impact on, the alignment of the spine. Muscles often spasm during times of neck pain which pulls on the spine causing pain and further misalignment. When the spine is tampered with, the nerves in the spinal cord are irritated which impacts the rest of the body. Neck pain can be dangerous for this reason, causing problems in other essential systems throughout the body. People often ignore neck pain and believe it will go away without consequence eventually. Sometimes the pain does go away but the lingering effects on the spine can cause problems in the future. Over time, without treatment, the pain can become recurring with certain movements becoming almost impossible. In extreme cases, patients have waited so long that they need surgery to fix the problem.
In today’s society, people with neck pain often rely on medication from a local pharmacy. These medications will sometimes relieve the symptoms or pain but will not heal the underlying issue. Massage therapy is another popular method, but this solution only relaxes the muscles that are in the neck which, in a majority of cases, are not the source of the pain. Chiropractic care aims to fix the issue at the root of the problem, so that you can live without restrictions. By having a chiropractic exam, the source of the pain can be discovered and options are discussed for relief. After even a gentle adjustment, instantaneous relief can sometimes be found. Chiropractic often provides long term relief and heals the body. Call King Chiropractic Clinic in Portland today if you or a loved one is experiencing neck pain in order to set up a consultation and relieve the pain holding you back.