Neck Pain Relief With Chiropractic and Active Release Techniques

Chiropractic treatment can help eliminate neck pain fastWhen people think of Chiropractic, they often think of neck twisting or cracking like a scene out of the movies.  Rest assured, not all Chiropractic treatment is the same.  Dr. Keith McGahey has been safely and effectively treating neck and upper back pain since 1998.

Dr. McGahey's comprehensive approach includes the latest treatment methods, including Active Release Techniques, Kinesio Taping, and Motion X-ray.  This allows him to effectively address all components of your pain or injury - the joints, muscles and other soft tissues.

This means your treatment is safe, effective and comfortable, without the need for neck cracking.  The result is fast relief in a short period of time.



Neck Pain - An Overview

Nearly everyone will suffer neck pain at some point in their lives, whether from using a computer or suffering a whiplash injury.  It is often accompanied by upper back or shoulder pain, headaches or even numbness, tingling or pain in the arms, hands, or fingers.

Your neck is incredibly flexible which makes it especially susceptible to injury.  You can literally move your head in any direction.  And because your head is so heavy, your neck has to do a lot of work to make this happen.  Thrown poor posture into the mix and eventually you're going to feel it.  The neck is also prone to a specific type of injury called Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), and if you spend a lot of time using a computer you're probably already suffering the effects.


Common Causes of Neck Pain

Most cases of neck pain will fall into one of two categories:

(1) Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) or 'Wear and Tear'

Poor posture, computer use, driving, and other normal daily activities can all place significant stress on the muscles and joints of the neck and spine. The muscles eventually become weak causing the head to sit forward from the shoulders (poor posture) putting further strain on the neck. This type of injury is called Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), and over time can lead to chronic neck pain and stiffness, shoulder pain, back pain and headaches. 

(2) Accidents and Injuries

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries leading to neck pain.  But contrary to popular belief, automobile accidents are not the only cause.  Playing sports, especially contact sports, falls, collisions, and even jarring movements like those experienced on a roller coaster can cause a whiplash injury. 

Any sudden or jarring force that causes the head or neck to move beyond its normal range of motion can injure the joints, discs, muscles, ligaments and nerves.  After this type of injury occurs, the muscles tighten up leading to pain, stiffness and fatigue.  Sometimes you may not even feel pain until a day or two later.  If the injury is bad enough, you may develop headaches, dizziness, shoulder pain, or even numbness and tingling of the hands and fingers.


Symptoms of Neck Pain

The common symptoms include pain, ache, and even burning that may spread to the shoulders and upper back.  There may be significant stiffness, making it difficult to turn your head, or even sharp or catching pain during certain neck movements.  Headaches along the back of the head, temples or forehead are also common.  If there is nerve pinching or irritation you may feel numbness or tingling in the arms, hands or fingers.


Reay to Feel Better?

If neck pain is starting to interfere with your life, don't ignore the warning signs.  Dr. McGahey can help you get to the source of the problem, and create a treatment plan to help eliminate your pain as quickly as possible.


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