Neck pain is one of the most common complaints seen in our office. Pain is your body’s warning signal, kind of like the “check engine” light on the dashboard of your car. When that little red light comes on in your car you don’t just cover it up, you go to a mechanic and he runs some diagnostic tests and finds out which part of the engine is causing the problem.
When you have neck pain you have several choices:
Cover it up with pain medication and/or muscle relaxants.
Ignore the pain (wait it out).
Go have it checked out by a professional.
Neck pain is usually caused by loss of motion and function of one or more of the many joints in the cervical spine. The cervical spine is made up of 7 vertebrae, as well as, numerous muscles tendons and ligaments. Cervical spine dysfunction that leads to pain can be caused by poor posture, accidents, falls, sports injuries, whiplash, and improper sleeping posture among other things.
The Chiropractic approach to neck pain is a safe and natural alternative to relief. After a thorough examination which includes checking range of motion, spinal alignment, muscle tone, and joint mobility chiropractic adjustments may be needed to restore alignment and movement to the neck. So instead of covering up the warning light why not fix the cause of the problem.
Call Dr. Douglas Krift’s office located at 1467 S Ft Thomas Ave in Ft Thomas, KY.
For an appointment and neck pain relief call 859-781-8700