Poor posture, a set with bad technique at the gym, even just an awkward position while you slept last night – there are all kinds of ways we can create soreness in our necks. But however you got it, all you want is for it to go away, right? A chiropractic adjustment may be just what you need. Here are three ways chiropractic adjustments help your sore neck.
What Can the Chiropractor Do?
The term “chiropractic” is derived from Greek meanings for “hand” and “action.” And while spinal manipulation is what chiropractors are known for, technique will vary. Generally, an adjustment is movement that’s both high velocity and low amplitude. It’s applied to specific vertebrae depending on the desired goal.
Chiropractic adjustments to the neck can relieve pain in several ways:
- Restoring mobility
- Stimulating sensory receptors
- Positively impacting surrounding nervous systems
There are also manual therapies to bring relief to that sore neck, and these non-thrust techniques mean no “crack” at all.
Mobilization is another option. This usually involves manual traction – gentle pulling of the neck as we gliding movements from front to back and left to right. Dr. McSweeney may also incorporate trigger point therapy – the application of pressure to tight knots in the muscles.
If you’re dealing with neck pain and it’s becoming problematic enough that it’s impacting your day-to-day life, a chiropractic adjustment may be just the ticket. Find out what you can expect at your first visit with Dr. McSweeney and book your appointment now.