Neck pain, also known as cervicalgia, affects nearly 70% of people at some point in their lives. The most common causes of neck pain are sitting and inactivity. Neck pain can also be referred pain, signaling a problem in another part of the back or spine, the tightening of muscles in the upper back and neck or joint disruption in the upper back.
The specific causes of neck pain are numerous with various levels of severity. Some examples include whiplash, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, stress, acute coronary syndrome, poor posture, arthritis and injury. Sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause a break down in the postural muscle and tissues due to hypoxia or lack of blood flow. Over time this will leave the cervical spine, and postural muscles weakened and susceptible to injury. This leads to a functional change to the mechanics of how your neck works and can lead to early degenerative changes in the joints and discs in the cervical spine. Postural changes such as forward head posture, rolled forward shoulders, and increased curvature of the upper back are common changes seen and cause neck pain.
Advanced Chiropractic and Physical Therapy has the knowledge and experience that to help patients not just treat neck pain but help prevent neck pain for recurring. With approximately 10% of all neck pain cases becoming chronic, professional treatment early is crucial. Our experts are licensed Chiropractic physicians that are trained to diagnosis these conditions and make any necessary recommendations or referrals needed. Given the number of potential causes of neck pain, professional diagnosis by a physician (Medical or Chiropractic) is strongly recommended.
Neck pain can be debilitating and should be addressed immediately so that chronic problems do not persist. Advanced Chiropractic and Physical Therapy is the smart choice to better health in the Youngstown / Mahoning Valley area. We have the knowledge and experience to help patients recover from most neck problems. Contact us to start the healing process in either our Boardman or Hubbard offices.
We have been servicing the Youngstown and Mahoning Valley area since 2001 with convenient locations in Boardman and Hubbard. At Advanced Chiropractic and Physical Therapy we are multi-disciplinary rehabilitation group that treats work comp injuries, whiplash, sports injuries and specializes in much more than just low back pain.