Neck Pain and Chiropractic, can it help?

Do you have neck pain or shoulder pain after waking up?  Is it uncomfortable to sit in front of the computer or while using your mobile phone? Is it difficult to move your shoulder or lift things up?

Once considered to be a result of aging, neck pain and shoulder pain have become a household condition and one that seems to spare nobody. Today’s kids spend much of their free time playing games on laptops, iPads, and on mobile phones. More and more teens and adults are opting to text instead of placing a call. Even senior citizens are plugging in and spending extended time on social media sites or WhatsApp. With all this tech time, what we’re seeing more and more people with neck and shoulder pain.

What are the most common causes of Neck Pain?

The main cause of neck and shoulder pain is the spine or the shoulder not moving well and thus pinching the nerves as they exit. Many of our patients have the following postural problems: 

  • Poor Sitting Posture
  • Incorrect Standing Posture 
  • Wrong  Sleeping Posture
  • Physical Injuries 
  • Arthritis

What are the symptoms of Neck Pain?

You’re one of the millions of people suffering from a neck problem if you experience any of the following:

  • Dull, achy neck pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sharp neck pain
  • Shooting pain down the shoulder or arm
  • Restricted motion in the shoulder joint
  • Tingling or numbness in the shoulder, arm, or hand
  • Restricted mobility in the neck area
  • Tightness or stiffness in the neck region
  • Headaches and Migraines

Can Chiropractic help with Neck Pain?

Chiropractic care directly address the cause of the problem, which, most often, is due to misaligned in the spine or the shoulder joint not moving well. When the joints in the spine or shoulder are not moving well or are sticking together it will pinch the nerves coming through that area and cause pain and in advanced stages tingling, numbness and weakness. 

The key is to get everything moving better to take the pressure off the nerves, thus relieving the pain. The longer one waits with the treatments, the stiffer everything becomes and it will take longer to treat, so don’t wait too long and make your appointment right now. 

“ Dear Dr. Inge, I am writing this testimonial to express my gratitude to you for healing my chronic neck pain and shoulder pain. Since I’ve had these pains and stiffness for over 20 years, it was natural for me to wake up with them every morning. But, it was totally amazing to discover that they were just about gone only after my 3rd treatment. I feel so great that I am even sleeping better. You are a great healer and I look forward to the next visit to get my neck adjusted! " J.I.
“ Following numerous unsuccessful medical procedures and physiotherapy sessions on a particularly painful frozen shoulder, by chance I discovered Dr Inge. Through a short course of pleasant treatments, I have now regained almost complete mobility and even more importantly, can now get a comfortable nights sleep! Dr Inge, many thanks for all you have done.” R.W.
" I woke up one morning with severe neck pain that spread to my shoulders and gave me a migraine. As the pain did not dissipate over 2 days, a friend recommended I see Dr. Inge. From the first session with her, my pain was significantly reduced and I immediately recovered some range of motion in turning my head. Over three sessions, the pain was completely gone and has not returned since. While I had some hesitation due to the fear that treatment would be painful, Dr. Inge’s sessions were entirely painless and very relaxing. I was always at ease due to her professionalism and expertise. In addition to alleviating my pain, she also helped to relieve tightness in my shoulder that I developed from long hours at a desk bound job that has plagued me for years. " K.C.
“ Due to overwork in the office, I developed neck and shoulder problems many years ago. For over 10 years, I have tried orthopedic specialists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, traditional massage, yoga, pilates etc. I am so glad that I was recently introduced to Dr Inge Austin. Her treatment has relieved my neck and shoulder aches and she also taught me some easy stretches which are very effective. Best of all, her treatment is not painful at all! My friends who have visited her have also been pleased with the results. Thank you Dr Inge! ” C.L.
“ In our modern desk job world bad posture leads to several problems with back and neck. I found Dr. Austin extremely effective in combating this vociferous phenomenon. Dr. Austin’s thorough Austrian background coupled with her service experience of American West Coast practices offers the lucky users a thorough, effective and immediate response coupled with polite service. I would not hesitate to recommend.” N.G.
“ I am pleasantly surprised by how completely stress-free and painless my sessions with Dr. Inge had been! Her treatments to deal with my tight shoulders and neck have helped increase flexibility, and reduce muscle tension and soreness. In addition, Dr. Inge showed me very effective light stretching techniques which I will continuously do to improve and maintain my healing process. ” P.Y.
“ Hi Dr. Inge, Thanks for the treatment. I had been in shoulder and neck pain and strain for the past 10 years. Getting a Chinese ‘sinseh’ to massage does help to relieve the discomfort for a couple of days. Your treatment does exactly wonders to relieve the strain and pain for the past 1 plus months so far. The treatments give a wonderful experience of alleviating these pains on the necks and shoulders for office workers like us. Cheersssss.” C.P.