Neck Pain

Neck PainAs we age most of our joints tend to lose their strength and flexibility, resulting in occasional to frequent pain. Mild to severe neck pain is unfortunately something that the majority of adults will suffer from at some point in their life.

Neck pain can have several causes and while not all of them require immediate medical attention it is important to monitor the pain to make sure that it is not getting worse. While mild neck pain can be tolerated by most individuals, if the pain becomes severe it is best to seek professional medical attention. If the pain lasts for a week or longer it is considered chronic. Irrespective of whether the pain is mild or severe, chronic neck pain should be attended to by a trained specialist.

While the cause of neck pain is often not serious you may find that your pain decreases significantly simply from correcting a few bad habits. Poor posture is one of the most common causes of pain in the neck and back area and it also one of the easiest causes to correct. Though it may require some extra effort to make sure that you are standing up or sitting down straight at home and around the office, you will certainly appreciate the reduction in pain that will no doubt result. Correct posture will help to improve your overall health and especially the health of your back. What though if just correcting your posture does not seem to solve your neck pain problems? The Lakeland Spine Center offers you several options to help you alleviate your pain.

Neck pain can indicate a serious problem in some instances. For example, when the pain is shooting it may indicate that nerves have been irritated and you should see a physician because left unchecked this type of neck pain can become chronic. Sudden loss of strength in your neck is another indication that you should see a doctor since it may indicate neurological problems. A visit to a Lakeland Chiropractor can offer you the pain relief you have been looking for.

The Lakeland Spine Center offers several treatment options for those suffering from chronic neck pain including the state-of-the-art non-surgical spinal decompression treatment. If your neck pain is so severe that you cannot touch your chin to your chest despite a few days of self-care, give us a call at 863-644-0880 or fill out a form so that a Lakeland Chiropractor can get in touch with you and recommend the best course of action for you.