Neck Pain Treatment from Your Chiropractor in Bluffton
The neck, also called cervical spine, starts at the base of the skull and has seven small vertebrae charged with supporting the head, which can be up to 12 pounds. It is capable of moving in nearly every direction, which makes it susceptible to injury from a variety of methods including repetitive motion, falls, blows to the body or head, extended sitting, normal “wear and tear” and aging.
Chiropractic Clinic in Bluffton, IN
Along with back pain, shoulder pain, and other types of aches including headaches, neck pain is a major reason while people look for a chiropractor. Because neck pain is so common, treatment for this kind of ache is among the most requested at Corrective Chiropractic, our chiropractic clinic in Bluffton.
When you come in to see Dr. Josh Bell, our chiropractor, for treatment of neck pain, back pain, or shoulder pain you’ll be asked several questions about the nature of your pain including
- How long you’ve had the pain, and where it started
- What other pain relief treatments have you tried, including medications, heat and/or ice, or exercises
- Whether the pain radiates from its origin to other parts of the body – Pain in the neck commonly will spread into the skull causing a headache, or fall into the shoulders or lower back,
- Whether you’ve noticed any activities that make the pain better or worse. Knowing what activities aggravate an injury can play a big role in accurately diagnosing why neck pain is happening.
Armed with the answers to these questions, and others about your lifestyle habits, our Bluffton chiropractor will help you figure out why you are in pain, and teach you to participate in your own healing process.
What to Expect From Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic treatment for neck pain differs from other types of treatments because it is often more conservative than other options because it doesn’t include drugs, medications, or surgery as the “go-to” option for pain relief. Instead, chiropractic treatment centers around the body’s own natural ability to heal, with the right guidance and support from a chiropractor in Bluffton. Care normally centers around neck adjustments applied by hand to the neck in order to improve mobility and restore range of motion in the neck. Because every injury is different, other compatible options may be incorporated into your treatment plans, such as rehabilitation exercises, massage, mobilization treatment or lifestyle coaching.
When you come in, you’ll be assessed to determine which combination of treatments is most likely to work for you. Periodically, we may reassess how your treatment is working and offer different treatment options as your needs change.
Call Your Bluffton Chiropractor Today!
If you live or work in Bluffton or in one of the surrounding areas including Montpelier, Decatur, Geneva, Yoder, or Berne, Dr. Josh Bell at Corrective Chiropractic is ready to be the Bluffton chiropractor to help with not only neck pain, but also back pain, shoulder pain, or any other ache that may be holding you back. Contact us to at 260-353-1400 to schedule an assessment.