“A pain in the neck” is a common idiom used to describe annoying things (or people). Whether you’ve encountered this phrase in real life or through television, one thing is true: neck pain can be one of the most annoying things anyone could experience. It’s easy to see why the phrase itself became a perfect descriptor for less-than-enjoyable circumstances or individuals. Often, neck pain fades away as the day goes by. But when does a crick in the neck become something more worrisome? If you’re in need of neck pain treatment, Southwest Chiropractic can help!
What Separates Common Neck Pain from More Serious Problems
Odds are you’ve woken up after sleeping in an uncomfortable position to discover a pain in your neck at least once in your life. Although this may make simple tasks like getting dressed or turning your head difficult and uncomfortable, the pain eventually dissipates after a few hours. But what if the pain doesn’t go away? Apart from neck stiffness, neck pain can manifest in a variety of different symptoms, with neck pain being the most common. Neck stiffness, sharp pain, soreness, or pain that radiates from your neck down towards the shoulders, arms or fingers can all symptoms of more severe neck pain. If you’re experiencing more worrisome symptoms (such as tingling, trouble with lifting, or issues with mobility), you should seek neck pain treatment as soon as possible.
Neck Pain Can Signal Deeper Issues
Those suffering from chronic neck pain are well-aware of the daily difficulties they face. Simple tasks such as sleeping, driving, or getting dressed become excruciating as the neck pain worsens. The neck is a complex and vastly important array of bones (which are known as “discs”). Not only does the neck hold your head up, it also houses (and protects) part of the nervous system. This is why some neck pain leads to tingling sensations in the extremities or loss of grip. As such, serious neck pain or neck injuries require professional treatment.
Let Southwest Chiropractic Rid You Of Your Pain
El Pasoans with neck pain can visit Southwest Chiropractic in order to receive proper care and treatment. In order to get a better look at the what’s causing the pain, imaging tests may be required. With the appropriate information in hand, your doctor will be able to provide the necessary treatment. Before long, your neck pain will no longer be a literal and figurative pain in the neck! Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.
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