Chiropractor in Hurst TX Identifies Source of Your Neck Pain

Chiropractor in Hurst TX Identifies
Source of Your Neck Pain

Chiropractic Hurst TX Neck Pain Man

Many patients seek out chiropractic care in our office for neck pain in Hurst TX. Today, we will take a look at the some of the more common causes of neck pain.

Poor posture and repetitive strain is becoming the most common cause of neck pain. Everyday more and more people are using smartphones and tablets for activities that were previously done on laptops or desktop computers. The use of these handheld devices causes the neck to be in a forward and downward position. This places the head in a forward position increasing the strain on the neck and supporting muscles. Referred to as "text neck," this poor posture causes the muscles to fatigue quickly and leads to early wear-and-tear on the spinal joints. Symptoms of this forward head posture include neck pain, headaches, numbness into the arms and shoulder pain.

Another common cause of neck pain is trauma from car accidents, slip-and-falls, sports and the like. We all have different body types and sizes so the injuries patients receive from these are rarely the same. For example, let's say two people of different body types received whiplash injuries from the same car accident. The person who is petite may suffer severe injuries, while the person with a larger frame may only have minor injuries.

Neck pain can also be caused by a bulging or herniated disc. Over time the shock-absorbing discs between the vertebrae can get injured from trauma or from repetitive activities (bending, lifting, twisting, sitting, etc.). This causes the disc to be compressed, losing height and bulging outward. When the disc bulges outward it presses against the delicate nerves that exit our spine. This can result in localized or radiating pain, numbness, tingling, burning and weakness.

Another cause of neck pain is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis refers to the process of the discs, joints, muscles and ligaments of the spine "wearing out." Maybe you have had one doctor after another telling you this is just the natural process of the body getting older - that you should expect to have arthritis. Sure, if you don't take care of your damaged joints now, as you get older they will be worse (which is why you shouldn't wait any longer to see if I can help you). However, old age is not the cause of your arthritis. I'll venture to say all 360 joints in your body are the same age, yet arthritis and joint degeneration has not affected every one of them - only your previously injured joints that never healed properly.

With all of these causes of neck pain, it is important to focus on finding which structures are responsible for producing your pain. We start this process with a thorough case history, problem-focused examination and x-rays. With this diagnostic information, we will then create a unique treatment plan for your specific condition. This approach allows us to correct the cause of your pain and to prevent it from worsening and coming back.

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New Leaf Chiropractic

686 Grapevine Hwy
Hurst, TX 76054

(817) 514-1908