Neck Pain can be caused by stress, muscular tension, lifestyle factors, poor posture, disc irritation, and irritated nerves. Neck pain is often the result of inefficient neurological stabilization strategies unless acute trauma has occurred. Poor breathing strategies require certain muscles of the chest, shoulders, and neck to overactivate causing pain withing the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands.
What are the Symptoms of Neck Pain?
Symptoms of neck pain can include: sharp pinpoint pain, muscle spasms, headaches, limited range of motion or mobility, lack of energy, chronic fatigue, numbness and tingling down into the arm and hand, and arm weakness. Neck pain often will present with headaches. The effects of neck pain on a person's emotions can increase the chances of anxiety, irritability, anger, and chronic depression resulting in lower quality of life.
Consult a Doctor if the Following Occur:
Sharp shooting or electrical pain
Numbness and tingling down arm
Nausea or vomiting
What are Common Treatments for Neck Pain?
Common treatments for neck pain vary depending on the causative factors. Evidence based treatment protocols are vital for long lasting beneficial effects. Leading soft tissue therapies for the neck include A.R.T., Dry Needling, and Graston. Research supports the benefits for chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations of the neck for the reduction of neck pain and dysfunction. Corrective exercises and end range loading techniques are beneficial in creating proper long lasting soft tissue results.
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The doctors at F.I.T. Muscle and Joint Clinic in Overland Park & Shawnee, Kansas and Lees Summit, Missouri are here to help lessen and relieve your neck pain. Do not hesitate, contact us today for leading evidence-based assessments and treatments for your musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.