Neck pain is a common issue and can be caused by a variety of factors such as keeping your head in an awkward position for too long. This can cause the joints in your neck to lock causing the neck muscles to become painfully fatigued.
What may be causing your neck pain or stiffness?
- Sleeping with a poor pillow or bad positioning of your head
- Watching TV for hours
- Sitting in front of your computer for long periods of time
- Reading a book
- Talking on the phone
- A long trip – airplane, car, train
In most cases, these minor, bad positioning-induced neck pain situations clear up on their own after rest and elimination of the situation that caused it in the first place.
More serious causes of neck pain can stem from an injury, a muscular problem, or a bulge in a disc that is pressing on a nerve between your vertebrae, or neck arthritis.
The neck pain can range from very minor discomfort to extreme and burning pain.
If the pain comes on suddenly and is intense – you most likely have a crick in your neck, muscular rheumatism, or facet syndrome.
If you have had neck pain for more than 3 months, it is considered ‘chronic’ neck pain.
How to relieve neck pain
Dr. Jay Berkowitz and Dr. Thomas Skelton are devoted to helping you get your life back and live pain-free again. Using the latest state of the art diagnostic skills, chiropractic techniques, and specialized equipment like our spinal decompression therapy, they will quickly and effectively discover what is causing your neck pain problems.
Our neck pain chiropractor will need additional information regarding your work and home areas, your everyday behavior, posture, and your physical condition. The doctor may also need to take x-rays or use other diagnostic images (like an MRI) so he can zero in on what is causing your neck discomfort. Until the doctor knows what is causing the pain in your neck, he cannot offer you neck pain treatment or relief.
Your Virginia Beach chiropractor will then determine whether you have a minor and easy to treat condition, or if you have an underlying condition that is more serious, which may be caused by trauma, disease, or degeneration, where you will need more intensive and extended chiropractic treatment or possibly be referred to a neck specialist.
The Virginia Beach chiropractors at Virginia Spine Care Chiropractic have the training and skills to relieve your neck pain, overcome your stiff neck, and restore the mobility and range of motion of any neck vertebrae that may be frozen.