ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM NECK PAIN IN PETERBOROUGH?
You’re not alone – neck pain is so common it’s the fourth-leading cause of disability globally. Nearly 30 percent of the population of Peterborough will experience it this year. Neck pain can be debilitating and may interfere with many aspects of your day-to-day life. And it’s not always limited to the neck. Neck pain can radiate across your entire upper body and back, affecting shoulders, arms and chest. Good chiropractic care can help. Dr. Doug Lukinuk (Dr. Doug) and his team of wellness experts at PTBO Chiro have assisted many people in the Peterborough area get relief from both acute and chronic neck pain. They will evaluate and assess your neck pain and develop a treatment plan just for you.
WHY DOES MY NECK HURT?
Your neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the spine and contains seven small vertebrae. Despite being a small part of your body, there is a lot going on. The vertebrae – in combination with ligaments and muscles – form a protective structure surrounding the spinal cord. They also support the entire weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. While the neck is a mechanical marvel, able to move your head in nearly every direction, this extreme flexibility also makes it very susceptible to injury.
Here are some common symptoms of neck pain – if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below or find your pain getting progressively worse, please feel free to Contact Us at our Peterborough Clinic for Same Day Exam and Treatment options.
- Stiff Neck. Soreness and difficulty moving the neck particularly when turning your head from side-to-side
- Sharp pain. Pain may be localized in one area and may feel like stabbing or stinging. This type of pain is usually felt in the lower neck.
- General soreness. Typically described as tender or achy, not sharp.
- Cervical Radiculopathy. The clinical description of what happens when a nerve root in the neck becomes inflamed or damaged, resulting in a change in neurological function. Symptoms such as numbness, altered reflexes and weakness may occur anywhere from the neck into the shoulder, arm, hand or fingers. Numbness, tingling and/or pain may also radiate down into the arm and hand.
- Trouble gripping or lifting objects
- Headaches and Migraines
TREATMENT FOR NECK PAIN
Treatment for neck pain begins at our state-of-the-art Peterborough clinic. Beginning with a thorough and accurate assessment of your symptoms, Dr. Doug and the team at PTBO Chiro will use a variety of leading-edge diagnostic tools such as Digital X-ray, Postural Analysis, Specialized Weight Distribution Testing and Measurement, Rhomberg Testing, Thermographic Scan and most importantly, a Hands-On exam by Dr. Doug at PTBO chiro to develop your treatment plan. Your customized therapy may include manual adjustments, hot/cold compresses, massage and lifestyle changes.
At our Peterborough Clinic, we are offering a New Patient Special and Same Day Exam and Treatment option to help get you on the road to recovery.
WHAT CAUSES NECK PAIN?
There are numerous sources of neck pain – “Tech Neck” is prevalent in all age groups and caused by hours spent hunched over computers or smartphones.
Injury and accidents are another common cause of neck pain. Any sudden head movement forward, backward or sideways can cause injury commonly referred to as Whiplash. Car accidents are the most common cause of Whiplash but sporting activities, falls and physical abuse also contribute.
Ageing and degenerative disorders such as Herniated Discs, Arthritis and Spinal Stenosis (a condition where the nerve passageways in the vertebrae narrow compressing the nerve and causing pain).
Poor posture, obesity, and weak abdominal muscles often contribute to a lack of stability for the spine, causing the neck to bend forward to compensate.
Sleeping in an awkward position is a common contributor to neck pain – most of us at one time or another have woken up with a sore neck after falling asleep on the couch or watching TV in bed.
At PTBO Chiro we take a holistic approach to your health. Offering a wide range treatment options depending on your individual needs, our Peterborough Clinic is equipped to help you deal with issues ranging from acute neck pain relief to preventative approaches focused developing and maintaining good spinal health. Don’t suffer needlessly – Contact Us today – and get back to enjoying your life.