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Neck Pain Treatment in O’Fallon

woman on couch with neck painWithout a doubt, neck pain is one of the most common complaints we see at Agan Chiropractic. Considering the amount of time people spend at their workstations or on their digital devices at home, it’s no surprise that many suffer from this type of discomfort.

It’s rare for this type of pain to be a symptom of a more serious problem. If, however, your discomfort is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands or if you have shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm, seek medical care immediately.

Symptoms

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of neck discomfort that we see in our O’Fallon practice include the following:

  • Muscle tightness and spasms
  • A decreased ability to move your head
  • Headache

Common Causes of Neck Discomfort

Neck pain and restricted motion can be caused by various injuries and conditions due to the flexibility and weight-bearing nature of the neck. Here are some of the most prevalent causes:

Muscle Strains: Prolonged periods of sitting with poor posture, such as hunching over a computer, can often lead to muscle strains in the neck. Even activities like reading in bed without proper neck support can strain the neck muscles.

Worn Joints: As you age, the joints in your neck may start to deteriorate. Osteoarthritis can cause the cartilage between the vertebrae to wear down, leading to the development of bone spurs. These bone spurs affect joint movement and can result in pain.

Nerve Compression: Herniated discs or bone spurs in the vertebrae of the neck can put pressure on the nerves that extend from the spinal cord, leading to nerve compression.

Injuries: Rear-end auto collisions often cause whiplash injuries. This type of injury occurs when the head is forcefully jerked backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues of the neck.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to have my neck adjusted?

No, we can use gentle, instrument-assisted adjustments to relieve your pain.

What other things can I do to address my discomfort?

We also recommend you adopt proper posture, avoid looking down at your smartphone or tablet, sleep in a proper position, and set up your office to be ergonomically friendly.

Book an Appointment

If you have neck discomfort, O’Fallon chiropractor Dr. Brad Agan is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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Neck Pain Treatment O’Fallon, Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis MO
(636) 294-0070