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NECK PAIN TREATMENT IN Murfreesboro, TN

Neck pain can be acute or chronic, depending on how long it lasts.

  • Acute neck pain consists of pain that appears suddenly, in a few hours, and is uncomfortable. It is mostly due to excessive muscle tension in the neck, either from bad posture or after doing activities that strain the neck muscles.
  • Chronic neck pain is usually related to a medical condition such as osteoarthritis, herniated discs, or cervical spondylosis. It can progress to a tingling or numbing sensation in the arms or hands. Chronic pain can last for months, even years.

NECK PAIN TREATMENT IN MURFREESBORO

The difference between harmless neck pain and a serious one is that the first one is usually linked to activities that fatigue the neck, such as watching TV, spending a lot of time at the computer, or bad sleeping posture.

On the opposite, severe neck pain can be a sign of degenerative disease and appears gradually as a pain that radiates through the arm sometimes causing difficulty holding small utensils or writing. Frequently this pain worsens in the mornings or evenings.

When to consult a specialist? See a Murfreesboro chiropractor immediately if your neck pain does not improve over a few days, or if it worsens, loss of weight or appetite appears, or there are other symptoms, such as fever or general illness.

SYMPTOMS OF NECK PAIN?

Neck pain symptoms can range from dull stabbing or sharp in nature. Neck pain, also called by experts ”cervicalgia” because it involves the cervical spine. The problem may be acute or chronic, mildly annoying to severe and often makes it hard to move the neck or head. Additionally, neck pain often occurs with constant aching, numbness, tingling, and stiffness. Some people may experience severe limited neck movement, which is known as torticollis.

TYPES OF NECK PAIN

Neck pain can be acute or chronic, depending on how long it lasts.

  • Acute neck pain consists of pain that appears suddenly, in a few hours, and is uncomfortable. It is mostly due to excessive muscle tension in the neck, either from bad posture or after doing activities that strain the neck muscles.

 

  • Chronic neck pain is usually related to a medical condition such as osteoarthritis, herniated discs, or cervical spondylosis. It can progress to a tingling or numbing sensation in the arms or hands. Chronic pain can last for months, even years.

CAUSES OF NECK PAIN

The reasons why the neck hurts are many, from your body warning about your poor posture, accident related conditions to age-related degenerative diseases.

Here are some of the causes:

  • Prolonged neck strain.
  • Sleeping in the wrong position.
  • Muscle spasm.
  • Herniated disc.
  • Cervical radiculopathy.
  • Untreated accidents.
  • Sports Injuries.
  • Wearing heavy necklaces.
  • Age-related cervical degeneration such as arthrosis.

LONG TERM PROBLEMS DUE TO IGNORING NECK PAIN

Along the cervical spine are the nerve roots of many nerves in the spinal cord, necessary for breathing, upper extremity movement and sensation, and even leg movement.

Ignoring neck pain can lead to problems in coordinating movements of either the arms or legs and can compromise one’s ability to sense the severity of a serious underlying condition. Serious consequences can occur when neck pain is caused by degenerative arthritic changes. Consult our doctors in the Revolution Health Center Office immediately. We will be available for you.

TEMPORARY PAIN RELIEF

You might be wondering, ”what you can do at home to relieve neck pain?” here is some advice that almost all specialists suggest at home:

Self-care at home:

  • Since most neck pain is muscular, almost all patients feel relief when they take over-the-counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen which also relax the muscles.
  • Heat therapy, alternating cold packs with heat for five minutes, three times a day
  • Home stretches. Recommended after the pain has begun to improve, mainly to stimulate better circulation to the muscles.
  • Gentle massages on the neck to relieve muscle tension

NECK PAIN TREATMENT In Murfreesboro

The difference between harmless neck pain and a serious one is that the first one is usually linked to activities that fatigue the neck, such as watching TV, spending a lot of time at the computer, or bad sleeping posture.

On the opposite, severe neck pain can be a sign of degenerative disease and appears gradually as a pain that radiates through the arm sometimes causing difficulty holding small utensils or writing. Frequently this pain worsens in the mornings or evenings.

When to consult a specialist? See a Murfreesboro chiropractor immediately if your neck pain does not improve over a few days, or if it worsens, loss of weight or appetite appears, or there are other symptoms, such as fever or general illness.

How Revolution Health Center Can help in Neck Pain treatment in Murfreesboro, TN

Revolution Health Center is the top chiropractic clinic in Murfreesboro for neck pain treatments. Dr. Oscar is a highly rated chiropractor in Murfreesboro and specializes in treating neck pain. He has been practicing for over 10 years in Murfreesboro.

Revolution Health Center serves following cities 

  • Murfreesboro
  • Rockvale
  • Christiana
  • Blackman
  • Smyrna
  • Woodbury
  • Beechgrove
  • Shelbyville
  • College Grove

Call us today if you are experiencing neck pain in Murfreesboro.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NECK PAIN

Are Murfreesboro Chiropractors safe for neck pain treatment?

Chiropractic care is safe and effective in the treatment of neck pain, say specialists Dein Vindigni and Laura Zark in their study Chiropractic treatment of older adults with neck pain with or without headache or dizziness.

Chiropractic is especially beneficial for neck pain caused by imbalances in the spinal cord, such as herniated discs or cervical spondylosis. Still, it is also useful in pain in the back of the neck caused by excessive muscle tension or poor posture.

Does medical insurance cover neck pain?

Health insurance usually covers chiropractic care. We will assist you with contacting your insurance company to find out about your health insurance coverage.

What is the fastest way to relieve neck pain?

The fastest way to cure neck pain is with gentle effective chiropractic adjustments. See a specialist near you in Murfreesboro.

Can neck pain be a sign of infection?

Although rare, pain in the back or side of the neck may be a sign of infection if it appears with fever, malaise, loss of appetite or weight, and gets worse over days.

What can cause pain at the base of the neck?

Common causes of neck pain in Murfreesboro are muscle strains, poor posture while working or watching TV, spending too much time computing, sleeping in the wrong way, even osteoarthritis, and cervical spondylosis.

Why does my neck hurt at the base of my skull?

There is a muscle group at the skull base that allows the head to rotate and move on its axis. The base of the skull can hurt when there are muscle strains or spasms here, this can be due to eye strain, spending a lot of time on the phone or computer (stooped posture), or from impacts like whiplash.

How do you know if neck pain is severe?

Neck pain is severe when it does not improve with medication, gets worse over time, limits life or other symptoms appear, such as weight loss and appetite, arm weakness, or fever.

When should I be concerned about neck pain?

Neck pain is a concern when it gets worse over time, limits your arm and finger movements, is associated with paralysis or paresis of the arms, fever, and other symptoms such as weight loss and fatigue.

How should I sleep to avoid neck pain?

First, check your mattress; it may be the cause of your neck pain, preferably use an orthopedic mattress. Second, sleep with a good pillow that aligns your neck with your back and the rest of your body. The pillow should be comfortable and supportive. And third, sleep in a comfortable position, preferably on your back with a thin pillow or on your side with a pillow between your knees. The goal is to wake up pain free. 

Is neck pain a sign of high blood pressure?

Neck pain is so related to many conditions that even high blood pressure may be the cause. However, it is likely that those suffering from high blood pressure also experience other symptoms, such as feeling warm, sweating, choking sensation, and chest pain.