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What Causes Neck Pain? Is it Serious?

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Are you tired of waking up with a sore neck?  

No matter how much you try to stretch it out, does your neck still feel stiff?

Did you know headaches can be caused by muscle tension and stiffness in your neck?

So many people suffer from neck pain; it’s very common, but it shouldn’t be normalized.

People who deal with chronic neck pain often think: 

  1. One of my parents had a bad neck, is it just genetic? 
  2. I thought there was nothing you could do for neck pain but stretch. 
  3. I know I have neck problems, but I’m nervous about finding what causes it.
  4. I’m scared to have my neck adjusted. 

What Causes Neck Pain?

There are many possible causes – working from home, increased technology use, bad sleep posture, car accidents, and other factors can lead to sudden or slow-progressing neck pain.

Pain in your neck can be problematic and worrisome. Neck pain is often triggered by misaligned vertebrae and a change to the nerves, which results in persistent muscle strain, tightness, and fatigue.

Neck pain is often associated with decreased motion. Things like turning your head to drive, looking down at a phone tablet, reading, or having a conversation can be limited and often painful.

By taking X-rays while standing and moving, a chiropractor can determine where the problem is, how long it's been there, and how to help. 

Can Neck Problems Trigger Pain Elsewhere?

The nerves in your neck control your face, throat and travel down your arms. Often neck pain along with numb or tingly fingers, headaches/migraines, and TMJ. Addressing neck pain can also address headaches, which are often caused by muscle tension and stiffness.

The Bridge Chiropractic can Resolve Your Neck Pain in Ann Arbor

Are you nervous about getting your neck adjusted?

Many people who suffer from neck pain in Ann Arbor consider neck surgery or spinal injections before their first appointment. Almost everyone has tried a round of physical therapy, massages, over-the-counter medication, ice, heat, and stretching. Although these things may provide temporary relief, they are not correcting the problem.

At The Bridge Chiropractic, our patients can receive neck adjustments gently while facing down to alleviate their anxiety, with no quick snaps or popping involved. 

Contact our team at (734)929-4060 to experience long-term relief starting today.

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