While we’re not owls, the normal human neck should still have a pretty good range of motion. You should be able to rotate your chin almost to your shoulders, extend and flex your neck, and laterally bend it so that your ear touches your shoulder – all without pain. If you have trouble with these movements due to pain or motion restriction, you’re probably suffering from a stiff neck.
Fortunately, Dr. Grimes can help. Natural, non-invasive treatments are used to ease your pain and restore normal range of motion. A stiff neck is more than just a nuisance – it can impair your field of vision and negatively affect your driving. Don’t live with these symptoms. Resolve the underlying causes with expert chiropractic care.
Stiff Neck Causes
A stiff neck can be caused by a number of factors. Soft tissue issues are a likely culprit and can be due to anything from fibromyalgia to a whiplash injury. There are a multitude of muscles, ligaments and tendons that are responsible for neck motion. If any of these are sore or inflamed, you’re going to have a stiff neck.
Additionally, vertebral problems can also lead to a stiff neck. Pinched nerves and restricted blood flow will result in pain and muscle weakness. When you have a stiff neck, these issues are typically located in the cervical, or neck, vertebrae.
Unsurprisingly, one of the best treatments for neck vertebral issues is cervical adjustment by a skilled chiropractor. This will correct subluxations, or small misalignments in the vertebrae, thereby releasing trapped nerves and blood vessels. Restored blood flow and proper nerve signaling will soon have your soft tissue functioning well, leading to less pain and better movement.
Soft Tissue Work
Damage to the soft tissues themselves can cause a stiff neck, even without spinal issues. Chiropractors are experts at soft tissue release and other treatment modalities, like stretching, exercise and intersegmental traction. Using these techniques, your chiropractor can provide excellent relief to your stiff neck and allow you to get on with your life.
Grimes Family Chiropractic, your family Las Vegas chiropractor, provides the best in compassionate care. Make an appointment today at (702) 233-2372 or via our webpage.