Upper Cervical Pain and Chiropractic Care from Our Chiropractor
If you are experiencing neck or back pain, you may feel that you just have to live with the issue. However, these problems may be able to be corrected with chiropractic care. At Dyker Heights Family Chiropractor, we offer chiropractic treatment in Brooklyn, NY.
What Is Upper Cervical Pain?
The cervical spine is better known as the neck part of the spine. Your spine begins in your lower back, and goes all the way to your neck, connecting with head.
Upper cervical pain can also be called upper neck pain. You may also experience upper back pain. The pain can also shoot into other areas, including your arms or shoulders.
You may experience a constant dull pain, a stabbing or burning pain, or a shooting pain that radiates to other areas. Headaches, stiffness, and inability to turn your neck can also occur.
There are many potential causes of cervical and upper back pain. Aging can cause conditions including degenerative disc disease, and arthritis, which can cause neck pain. Physical strain can also lead to neck pain. This can be caused by weak abdominal muscles, poor posture, and repetitive motion. Injuries are another potential cause. Auto accidents are a common cause of this type of pain, including whiplash. Other injuries, including falls, can also be the cause.
Cervical and Upper Back Pain Treatment
Now that you know what upper cervical pain is, the next question is how it can be treated. Because this pain can have many causes, treatment will be tailored to your specific condition. However, there are some standard treatments our chiropractor may recommend.
Spinal misalignment can contribute to neck pain and upper back pain. Chiropractic adjustment realigns the spine through gentle thrusts. This may help relieve pain, improve range of motion, reduce inflammation, and improve nervous system function.
Corrective exercises may also be recommended. Our chiropractor will create an exercise plan designed to meet your specific needs. He will teach you to do the exercises, and then you will continue to do them at home.
Corrective exercises can increase flexibility and range of motion, decrease inflammation, and strengthen weak muscles. It can also be combined with regularly getting a chiropractic adjustment to have a potentially better effect.
Get Upper Back Pain Treatment from Our Chiropractor on Our Chiropractic Care Team
If you need upper cervical pain relief in Brooklyn, NY, contact us at Dyker Heights Family Chiropractor. We offer chiropractic treatment for our patients. We offer a variety of services, including chiropractic adjustment, corrective exercises, and injury treatment. Call us at (718) 837-0048 for more information.