Neck and Head Chiropractic in Austin, TX

As trusted chiropractic care providers in Austin, we focus on correcting spinal misalignments. These misalignments can be the primary cause of health issues such as neck pain and headaches. To help our patients get pain relief, we often utilize upper cervical care.

Neck Pain and Headaches

Neck pain and headaches can be debilitating and uncomfortable. When a spinal misalignment is a case, the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerve tissue surrounding the area often become inflamed and painful.

These symptoms associated with neck misalignments respond well to chiropractic care:

Have any of these symptoms? Visit our Austin chiropractic clinic to get treatment!

What causes neck pain?

The neck structure contains the nerves connected to the spinal column. So, any strenuous condition in the spine may cause neck muscle tension and pain. Here are the common causes of 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?

The goal of a chiropractic neck adjustment is to restore the correct alignment and motion of the vertebrae. Restoring the proper alignment helps alleviate many of the symptoms:
When a joint is moving correctly and in the correct alignment, patients get pain relief and enjoy a healthy joint. Click here to schedule your first appointment with us!

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 care is a proven way to restore misaligned joints (subluxations). A joint misalignment or subluxation can irritate the surrounding nerves. This is what we often call a pinched nerve in the neck. Most times, this is not actually a pinched nerve, but rather an inflamed and irritated nerve. As chiropractors, we perform an examination, using a variety of testing to determine the cause of the irritated nerve. We then make gentle adjustments to the neck to correct the cause of the problem. Once we fix the problem, patients feel relief almost immediately. View the video of an Austin chiropractor performing an adjustment for a 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.

Can you adjust your own neck?

Randomly popping/cracking your (or someone else’s) back or neck without proper training will many times make a joint worse. It can also potentially cause side effects, such as joint instability. A chiropractic adjustment differs from randomly cracking a back. Chiropractic treatment aims at a specific, problematic spot that has lost motion and alignment. Restoring the proper motion to misaligned joints results in better brain-to-body connection. Good connection between the brain and the body is a key for a healthy nervous system functioning. Consequently, the joints move better and commonly feel better. Moreover, your entire body should feel better. 
To make an adjustment, an Austin chiropractor must first assess the problematic joint. The assessment methods include: