Pain and stiffness in the neck are common complaints. It most often occurs as the result of an injury or aggravation of the muscles and ligaments of the neck and upper back. Sleeping in an improper position, holding the head in an awkward position and spending too much time staring at a cell phone or table can also lead to discomfort in the neck.
Minor aches and pains that subside on their own within a few days generally are not a major concern, but if you are suffering from chronic neck pain in Houston, it's important to seek prompt attention from your Houston chiropractor.
The cause of neck pain can often be determined based on the characteristics of the pain - sharp, dull, burning, achy, etc. - and any weakness or numbness you may be experiencing. When your pain of most prominent can also provide helpful clues in diagnosing the cause of your pain. For example, if your neck hurts in the morning but feels better later in the day, it may be caused by arthritis. Pain that gets worse when you sneeze or cough may be due to a serious disc problem.
Recurring neck pain or chronic neck pain generally needs to be evaluated by a chiropractor. You should also consult a chiropractor immediately for severe pain that begins following an injury. If you've been involved in a car accident, you should have your neck evaluated even if you aren't currently experiencing pain.
Treatment for Neck Pain in Houston
At Beecher Chiropractic, one of our specialties is treating neck pain in Houston. Neck pain often responds well to conservative chiropractic care, and when patients visit us, they can usually avoid risky medications and painful surgeries.
As a board certified chiropractic orthopedist, Dr. Beecher strives to determine the underlying cause of neck pain and design an effective treatment plan that corrects the problem and allows you to live to your fullest potential.
When left untreated, injuries affecting the neck and spine can lead to serious complications. Your neck connects your brain to the rest of your body, so taking care of it is crucial. If you suffer from neck pain in Houston, contact Beecher Chiropractic today. Call 281-286-1300.