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 onward. So what causes neck pain, and how can you get neck pain treatment in Cork City?
Neck Pain Signs and Symptoms
Please fill in the contact form below to request a chiropractic consultation if your pain is severe, persists for several days, spreads down your shoulders and arms, or is accompanied by headache, numbness, weakness, tingling. By describing your specific neck pain symptoms, you will help your chiropractor determine what’s wrong and how to help. Here are some symptoms neck pain is commonly associated with:
Pain travelling into the arms
Sharp, localised pain
You should seek immediate care if severe neck pain results from an injury, such as a motor vehicle accident, diving accident or fall.
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 in Cork
At Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy, neck pain is one of the most common complaints we come across.
Your first consultation with one of our experienced and fully-qualified Cork chiropractors 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.
The plan will typically 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 neck pain relief!ss
Causes of Neck Pain
Minor and severe neck injuries may result from tripping, excessive twisting, car accidents and sports.
Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone, often triggers muscle strains.
Just like the other joints in your body, your neck joints wear down and deteriorate with age (osteoarthritis).
Slipped/herniated discs, subluxations or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck may press on the nerves.
Whether it’s at work, home or commuting, poor posture and sedentary lifestyle can lead to neck problems.
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 symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact us.