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Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck pain affects 80% of people at some point in their lifetime. According to studies, neck pain is one of the leading causes of disabilities worldwide, resulting in significant absence and decreased work performance. In the United States alone, neck pain accounts for billions of dollars in healthcare costs, lost wages, and disability payments each year. Additionally, neck pain can lead to increased healthcare utilization, including doctor visits, diagnostic tests, medication, and physical therapy. Most common daily activities that led to neck pain injurys are prolonged sitting, computer work, driving, texting, carrying heavy bags, and poor ergonomics. Chiropractic care along with incorporating strength training exercises, will help minimize the impact that neck pain has on our daily lives.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain that interferes with your daily comfort and activity can occur due to a variety of factors, including: 

  • Poor posture
  • Muscle strains
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Degenerative conditions like cervical spondylosis
  • Herniated discs

Lifestyle factors such as prolonged sitting, excessive phone or computer use, and stress can also contribute to neck discomfort.

How can chiropractic care help with neck pain?

Chiropractic care provides an effective, noninvasive, and drug-free approach to managing neck pain. Dr. Shemansky uses specialized techniques, including cervical adjustments and manipulations, to address misalignments in the spine and improve neck function. He has the training and experience necessary to provide gentle and precise hands-on manipulations and alignment methods to promote the body’s natural healing process. 

By restoring proper alignment, chiropractic care can alleviate pressure on nerves, reduce muscle tension, and promote the body's natural healing process, resulting in pain relief and improved neck mobility.

Dr. Shemansky also uses trigger point therapy to release tight bundles of muscle fibers contributing to neck pain and stiffness. These muscles tighten up in response to repetitive activity or stress, like hunching over a computer or swinging a tennis racquet on the regular.


Can chiropractic care prevent future neck pain?

Chiropractic care not only provides relief from existing neck pain but also plays an important role in preventing future issues. Regular chiropractic visits help maintain proper spinal alignment, improve posture, and enhance overall neck function. 

Dr. Shemansky offers lifestyle advice and exercises to support neck health and minimize the impact of daily stressors. He may recommend physical therapy exercises to improve your range of motion and keep your vertebrae aligned.

If you’re bothered by neck pain and want to restore comfort in your daily life, make an appointment at Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics. Call today to schedule your appointment or use this website to book.

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