Neck and Head Chiropractic in Austin, TX
Neck Pain and Headaches
These symptoms associated with neck misalignments respond well to chiropractic care:
What causes neck pain?
Many Austin patients complain about tech neck – a condition caused by prolonged strain on the neck. As a rule, it occurs from looking down at your laptop or phone for a long time. Dangers of tech neck include poor posture, reduced neck mobility, neck pain, headaches, and migraines.
Want to alleviate these or any other symptoms? Be sure to see a chiropractor in Austin TX!
How can a chiropractic adjustment help with neck issues?
Chiropractic Treatment Used to Correct Neck Misalignments
An “adjustment” or realigning the vertebrae of the spine aims at fixing the motion and function of a dysfunctional joint. There are many ways to achieve proper alignment in the spine.
At Lifespring chiropractic in Austin TX, we use many techniques of chiropractic neck adjustment. A few traditional treatment techniques involve traditional popping or cracking. Other techniques like upper cervical care do not involve any cracking or popping. These techniques are just as effective if not more effective than the traditional ones. Some upper cervical techniques involve the use of a spring-loaded instrument that feels like a light tapping.
Check our Youtube channel to see the gentle adjustment techniques that do not use cracking.
Are chiropractic neck adjustments safe?
The movies are fake! People don’t walk around breaking necks!. A chiropractic neck adjustment is actually very safe. Just ask our insurance companies. Insurance is objectively based on how much risk is at stake. Each chiropractor requires malpractice insurance to cover them in case of an accident or injury to a patient. This insurance varies from city to city. Of all healthcare professionals, chiropractors often have the lowest cost of malpractice insurance. The reason is a low risk here.
The only slight side effect of a chiropractic adjustment may be soreness the day after an adjustment as the body heals. This soreness is pretty much like the feeling after a new workout. Being trained in upper cervical techniques, a Doctor of Chiropractic will utilize the best one that will be most safe and effective. An Austin chiropractor will choose the optimal technique based on the age and specific health issues of patients. Schedule your first appointment with us now!
Can chiropractic help arthritis in the neck?
Many types of arthritis affect millions of Americans. Arthritis commonly comes with joint inflammation, joint swelling, joint stiffness, and decreased motion. A chiropractor will offer a non-invasive and non-addictive approach to relieve the pain caused by many types of arthritis. Chiropractic adjustments help joint restrictions or misalignments which restore motion to the joints. This can help with many of the arthritis symptoms such as a stiff neck, painful neck, or inflamed neck.
Need help with arthritis in your neck? Book an appointment with a chiropractor in Austin today.
Pinched Nerve in the Neck
Chiropractic vs. Massage for Neck Pain
While chiropractic adjustments and massage can both be beneficial for treating neck pain, it is important to know when to use each. During a flare up, or period of severe neck pain, it is worth visiting an Austin chiropractor. A doctor of chiropractic will assess and diagnose the cause of the condition before crafting any treatment plan. In case a misaligned jaw is the reason for your neck pain, reach out to us for TMJ and jaw chiropractic in Austin.
Many times, what feels like a “kink in the neck” can actually be a problem that started years ago. For this reason, we recommend evaluating the cause of your specific problem before defining the appropriate path to take. Your health is far too important and unique to you to make assumptions. Click here to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.