Neck Pain Treatment in Cork
If you’ve ever experienced neck pain, you’ll know how annoying and frustrating it can be. Millions of people experience neck pain and related arm pain at some point in their life. Neck pain is a very common complaint among people of all age groups, it is, however, more commonplace among people in their thirties and onwards.
So what causes neck pain, and how can you get neck pain treatment in Cork City?
Signs and Symptoms of Neck Pain
Signs and symptoms of neck pain may include:
Sharp, localised pain
Cracking and grinding
You should seek immediate care if severe neck pain results from an injury, such as a motor vehicle accident, diving accident or fall.
Contact us for a chiropractic consultation if your neck pain is severe, persists for several days, spreads down arms or legs, or is accompanied by headache, numbness, weakness, tingling.
By clearly describing your specific neck pain symptom or combination of symptoms, you will help your chiropractor determine what’s wrong and how to help.
Neck Pain Causes
Neck pain causes include:
Muscle strains – Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone, often triggers muscle strains.
Worn joints – Just like the other joints in your body, your neck joints tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis can cause the cushions between your vertebrae to deteriorate.
Nerve compression – Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can press on the nerves branching out from the spinal cord.
Injuries – Minor neck injuries may result from tripping or excessive twisting of the spine. Severe neck injuries may result from car accidents (see below), falls from significant heights, direct blows to the back and sports-related injuries.
Poor posture – Whether it’s at work, home, and/or commuting, poor posture can lead to neck problems.
The term whiplash describes a wide range of injuries to the neck caused by its sudden, traumatic distortion. With the limited range of motion that the muscles, tendons, and ligaments allow, a sudden forceful movement can cause those to become strained and inflamed. Whiplash is commonly associated with car accidents, usually, when the vehicle has been hit in the rear. Symptoms can appear directly after the injury but often are not felt until days afterwards. Generally, the area will be sore, especially when attempting to move the neck.
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Neck Pain Specialists Cork
Neck pain is a very common complaint. Your first appointment with one of our experienced and fully-qualified Cork chiropractors will be only €10 and will take approximately 40 minutes.
Once the chiropractor has obtained your case history and previous medical history, you will be given a thorough orthopaedic and neurological examination.
If you find chiropractic care suitable and wish to continue, your treatment plan will be prepared.
Normally, the plan will include manual adjustment sessions in which the chiropractor manipulates your vertebral column using a controlled, precise and sudden force to improve range and quality of motion.
Your chiropractor may also recommend exercise plans, physiotherapy, massage and other therapeutic procedures as part of your treatment plan. Our goal is the complete restoration of physical function and the prevention of injury, in addition to back pain relief!
Chiropractic Therapy for Neck Pain
The core of chiropractic therapy consists of:
- Manual manipulation – This type of manual manipulation refers to a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to the abnormal vertebra with the goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back. It is also commonly known as “chiropractic adjustment”
- Mobilisation – Chiropractic mobilisation refers to low-velocity manipulation, movement and stretching of the muscles and joints, with the goal of increasing the range of motion within those areas.
Our chiropractors have many years of clinical experience in providing safe, gentle and effective care, suitable for patients of all ages; they are all trained to the highest standards and are fully-qualified members of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland.
If you would like to find out more about what we do at the Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic and how we could help you get to the root cause of your back pain symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact us.