Neck Pain? Find Relief in Flint, TX
In Flint, TX, and beyond, neck pain is one of the most common complaints people make. Oftentimes, we strain our neck muscles from poor posture. Whether you hunch over a desk or a workbench, our posture has more of an impact than we realize.
However, it’s also possible for pain in the neck to lead to a loss of strength in limbs, shooting pain down an arm, or numbness in the body. Before this happens to you, it’s crucial to work with a chiropractor that takes a holistic approach to your pain.
If pain from your neck and back wreaks havoc on your life, the team at Hood Health & Wellness is ready to help you! Schedule a 30 minute neuro exam to learn more about your options.
What are the Symptoms of Neck Pain?
Pain in the neck is the clearest symptom. However, this pain often leads to other problems for patients.
- Limited head movement
- Tightness or spasms in the neck muscles
- Pain that worsens when you hold your head in one place
The Causes Behind Pain in the Neck
The neck is quite susceptible to injury simply by nature. There are many events and activities that impact the neck muscles and vertebrae, from extended sitting and repetitive motion to accidents and blows to the head.
Unfortunately, neck pain has a wide variety of causes and can be quite bothersome. Here are some of the most common causes.
Accidents and Injuries
Sudden, forced motions of the head or neck often result in a rebounding movement in the opposite direction. In personal injury claims, we often see people call this “whiplash” due to the whip-like motion.
Often, the muscles tighten and contract after this movement, which creates fatigue, pain, and stiffness in the neck. Severe cases of whiplash can also result in damage to nerves, muscles, ligaments, discs, and joints.
Unfortunately, as we age, we tend to develop degenerative disorders. From osteoarthritis to spinal stenosis, these conditions have a direct impact on the spine.
- Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to deteriorate, and the body reacts by forming bone spurs that impact joints.
- Spinal stenosis narrows the nerve pathways in the vertebrae, which compresses the nerve roots. In turn, this leads to numbness and pain in various parts of the body.
- Degenerative disc disease often results in reduced elasticity and height of the discs. Over time, this leads to a disc injury or herniated disc.
From weak abdominal muscles to poor posture, our daily habits can impact the balance of the spine. Often, this results in us craning our necks forward to compensate. Additionally, stress or emotional tension causes us to tighten and contract muscles.
All of this has the potential to cause stiffness and pain. The physical and emotional stress in our bodies can contribute to chronic neck pain. Moreover, these symptoms can extend into the arms, back, and legs.
A Holistic Approach to Neck Pain in Flint, TX
At Hood Health & Wellness, we develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific experience. Typically, this begins with physical and neurological exams to find the root cause of your pain.
As Flint chiropractors, we believe in conservative care and non-invasive treatment. Our goal is to provide instant and lasting relief from neck pain to allow you to live your life. For a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan, book your exam today!
DR. KELLY HOOD, D.C.
Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday – Sunday
Hood Health & Wellness
10678 FM 346 East
Flint, TX 75762
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“I highly recommend Dr. Hood because he takes great delight in eradicating pain and facilitating true healing. For me, a meniscus tear in my knee resulted in a serious lack of mobility. Through his therapies, my horrible hip, leg, foot, and neck pain are gone! Dr. Hood is a natural-born teacher and shows you how to build your body up to its fullest potential. I’m stronger now. I’m not limited anymore! Best choice I ever made for my health!”