Neck pain can be a debilitating experience, and can quickly lead to back pain, headaches, and other physical ailments. The neck houses the cervical spine and is connected to more than 20 muscles that help support the weight of the head. When individuals experience neck pain, it is commonly related to misalignment and dysfunction in the spine. Chiropractic care specializes in disorders of the musculoskeletal system through noninvasive healing techniques and is a natural, systemic approach to helping the body heal from neck pain. Heartland Chiropractic Associates is an award-winning chiropractic practice comprised of caring, compassionate doctors located in Sioux City and Dakota Dunes. Dr. Dean Poss, Dr. Joey Schroeder, Dr. Wyatt Hagan, Dr. Chris Laures, and Dr. Erik Johnson maintain two state-of-the-art practices in Iowa and have served greater Siouxland for over 40 years.
Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can be acute or chronic, and is caused by many factors. Individuals involved in automobile or other accidents frequently experience neck pain, as whiplash is a common occurrence in automobile accidents. Neck pain can also be caused by muscular strain, tension, poor posture, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or degenerative disc disease.
How Chiropractors Treat Neck Pain
Heartland Chiropractic Associates in Sioux City and Dakota Dunes offers a variety of treatment modalities that can address neck pain, including chiropractic adjustments, Electrical Stimulation Therapies, and massage therapy. Chiropractors frequently recommend chiropractic adjustments, or spinal manipulations, for neck and back pain. Chiropractic adjustments focus on aligning the vertebrae of the spine into their proper position. When the spine is in complete alignment and balanced, pressure on the nerves surrounding the neck is frequently alleviated, helping to reduce pain.
How Electrical Stimulation Therapies Treat Neck Pain
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) utilizes electrodes to transmit current into the muscle or soft tissue surrounding the neck. This electrical current creates tiny contractions that result in the relaxation of the neck muscles, which can relieve neck pain and muscle spasms. EMS also facilitates the release of endorphins and can help clear metabolic waste to detoxify the affected area.
- Interferential Current Therapy uses electrical stimulation to target the underlying tissue and nerves, going deeper into the body to help relieve pain. Interferential Current Therapy is excellent for helping the body heal inflammation, assists in blood circulation, improves range-of-motion, and stimulates the body’s natural healing hormones.
Dr. Poss, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Hagan, Dr. Laures, and Dr. Johnson have decades of experience treating patients with neck pain and other related ailments. Heartland Chiropractic Associates is comprised of an expert team of empathetic, skilled doctors that can help you on your journey to healing. Please call (712) 255-9909 or (605) 232-1711 for a consultation today.