Neck pain makes life difficult. Acts as simple as bending, walking, and sitting can become painful. Based out of San Francisco, our team at Balanced Atlas can help treat your neck pain. With safe, effective, and non-invasive options, it is possible to reduce or eliminate chronic neck pain. Let's take a closer look at the causes of neck pain to help you understand how our chiropractor can assist you.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain can either result from an acute injury or a chronic condition. Acute injuries include strains, sprains, and fractures. Whiplash, a common auto accident injury, can cause neck pain which can be treated by a chiropractor. Acute neck pain will come on suddenly, usually the result of a measurable and known incident.
Chronic neck pain typically comes on gradually and is the result of a condition or illness. Arthritis and osteoporosis can cause chronic neck pain. Neck pain can also stem from stress and tension and can be caused by poor posture or sitting in an office straining your neck for long hours.
What are the Symptoms of Neck Pain?
Neck pain ranges from a dull and constant ache to sudden and sharp pain. Your pain may vary depending on the type and severity of injury or ailment. Numbness and tingling often accompany neck pain. Pain that is felt in the neck can spread to your shoulders and down your arms to your hands. If you are experiencing numbness you may have suffered a herniated disc or a pinched nerve in the neck area.
How Can Our Chiropractor Help?
Our chiropractor provides a range of solutions for neck pain treatment. Chiropractic care is an attractive method of neck pain treatment because it is natural and non-invasive. Rather than masking your neck pain through prescription medications or resorting to invasive surgery, our chiropractor will work to identify the underlying causes of your neck pain and address them through chiropractic care.
Our chiropractor may use several neck pain treatment options including manual manipulation, stretching and strengthening exercises, heat therapy, and massage. Our chiropractor may use one or several treatment options to provide you with the most effective neck pain relief possible.
Neck Pain Treatment in San Francisco
At The Balanced Atlas, our team understands that neck pain can impact every part of your daily life. Our chiropractor has years of experience relieving the neck pain of San Francisco residents. For more information about neck pain treatment or to schedule an appointment, call us at (415) 242-1472.