Neck pain is a very common complaint – amongst both men and women, from the young to the older, active to sedentary. Quite often the cause of neck pain can be so obscure, people don’t realise which activities they are doing may in fact be exacerbating their problem. At Better Health Chiropractic we focus not only on reducing your pain, but also identifying any factors in your lifestyle that may be aggravating your symptoms.Treating Low Back Pain With Chiropractic
Neck Pain Symptoms
Neck Pain can arise from many different causes but the symptoms can be easily described as a pain in the neck. The pain can be sharp, dull, or throbbing; it may also cause tightness in the joints and muscles. Occasionally people may report pain travelling into their shoulders and arms, or even upwards to cause a headache.
Neck Pain Diagnosis
Because neck pain can be caused by so many different factors, your chiropractor will perform a full history and evaluation of your symptoms to determine the cause. It may be necessary to take x- rays to fully confirm a diagnosis.
Neck Pain Causes
Of the many causes of neck pain some of the most common are:
Facet joint inflammation
Cervical Disc Bulge
Degenerative Joint Disease/Arthritis
More serious causes are also possible making it important to discuss this type of pain with your chiropractor.
At Better Health Chiropractic, we have found that a number of lifestyle issues are the deeper cause to these neck related pains. With the high use of laptop computers, tablet PCs and smart phones, we are seeing an increase in the presentation of neck pains in our practice.
Neck Pain Treatments
There are a number of treatments available to neck pain sufferers. These range from mobilisation and adjustments, massage, exercises and stretches. Each has a different goal and effect. We recommend you discuss these with your chiropractor before you commence any treatment so that you may achieve the best short term and long term benefits.
Through using the Gonstead Chiropractic System our practitioners will assist in restoring spinal function which helps in alleviating pain and improving your sense of wellbeing and general health.
The Gonstead System is a method of chiropractic used to analyze and care for the spine that has been around for over 50 years and has stood the test of time.
Myotherapy is about providing optimal hands-on care and management for muscle dysfunction
Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow.
Onsite X-Ray Facilities
Having onsite x-ray facilities enables your Doctor to take x-rays and provide treatment on the first visit.
The treatment and management of common ailments such as sporting Injuries, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, pregnancy care, slipped disc, pinched nerve, jaw disorders, hip, leg and foot, scoliosis to name some.
Better Health Chiropractic has Hicaps electronic claiming so you can make your claim and only pay the gap or remainder. Better Health Chiropractic is both Bupa and Medibank members preferred choice also excepting AMEX cards.
Better Health Chriopractic
ABN 31 736 708 745
155 Springfield Rd, Blackburn North 3130
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