Neck Pain Chiropractor in Knoxville
Living with chronic neck pain can make every aspect of your life more miserable. If you find yourself constantly rubbing your neck as you sit at work or unable to sleep because your neck aches at every angle, it's time to visit West Knoxville Chiropractor. We'll pinpoint the cause of your pain and use chiropractic care to get you back to feeling your best.
Causes of Neck Pain
In some cases, neck pain is an unavoidable side effect of chronic conditions. Such conditions include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Cervical spondylosis (age-related deterioration of spinal discs in the neck)
- Cervical dystonia (severe neck spasms)
- Tension headaches
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine)
When you live with these conditions, it's impossible to avoid such symptoms as neck pain. Visiting a chiropractor can help you mitigate many of the painful symptoms that come along with chronic conditions.
In other cases, neck pain may develop due to what you do in your day-to-day life. Neck pain may be due to injuries such as herniated discs, muscle strains, trauma, whiplash, or emotional stress. It may also be due to avoidable causes such as:
- Cradling your phone between your shoulder and your neck
- Poor posture
- Sleeping incorrectly
- Carrying a heavy backpack or purse on one shoulder
How Chiropractic Care can help with Neck Pain
The most common method that chiropractors use to treat neck pain is chiropractic adjustments. Our chiropractor, Dr. Nathan Leavitt, uses controlled force to loosen up joints. It helps to relieve pain caused by trauma or repetitive stress.
Cervical manipulation - also known as a chiropractic neck adjustment - is used to realign the vertebrae. Dr. Leavitt uses this method to relieve pain related to pinched nerves and muscle spasms.
If our chiropractor determines that your pain is due to preventable factors such as poor posture, he can give lifestyle advice to help you correct such things. For injuries, physical therapy may be recommended along with the adjustments. In addition, Dr. Leavitt may recommend medical massages or corrective exercises to further mitigate the pain.
Visit West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic for Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment
No matter what the cause of your neck pain is, the chiropractor at West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic can get to the source and alleviate your symptoms. Dr. Leavitt takes the time to evaluate your lifestyle so that he can treat the cause of the pain - not just the symptoms. Furthermore, he gives lifestyle advice which will help you to avoid such pain in the future. For more information on how our chiropractic services can relieve your neck pain, call our office at (865) 287-5904. We look forward to helping you live pain-free.