Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of Neck Pain?

Neck pain is extremely common. In fact, it will impact two out of three people at some point in their lives. There are two different types of neck pain: Minor and major. When the neck is stiff, sore, or generally uncomfortable for a day or two, it is usually minor neck pain; major neck pain lasts longer, can occur more frequently, and an accident or injury of some kind often precedes it.

What causes neck pain?

Any number of factors can cause neck pain. Besides injury, some of the most common causes of neck pain include:

Poor posture
As simple as it may seem, the way you sit and stand can have a major impact on your body. Remember, your head weighs over 10 pounds, and your neck has to constantly support it. When poor posture continuously strains your spine, it can result in neck pain.

Cervical disc degeneration
The cervical discs cushion and protect the vertebrae along your neck. Every time you turn your head, look down, nod, or move your head in any other way, your discs are there to help everything glide along smoothly. That is, until they begin to break down. Cervical disc degeneration results in neck pain and stiffness.

When you think of your joints, you probably think of your fingers or your knees, but the neck has joints, too. Arthritis, or problems with your joints, can lead to neck pain.

Pinched nerves
If you’ve ever pinched a nerve in your neck, you know that it can be extremely painful. This pain is your body’s way of letting you know that a nerve in your neck is being compressed, either from inflammation, getting pressed against a bone, wear-and-tear from repetitive motion, or something else.

How is neck pain treated?

Fortunately, CITY Health Services makes a number of different effective treatments available to their patients with neck pain. Chiropractic care can help realign the cervical spine, while massage therapy can relax tension and relieve symptoms. CITY Health Services’ medical practitioners can give you an accurate diagnosis and start you on the path to recovery so you can live your life neck pain-free.

If you’re ready to put a stop to your neck pain, call CITY Health Services or book your appointment online.

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