Suffering from Neck Pain in Tacoma?

best chiropractor for neck pain relief

Almost everyone has experienced neck pain once in their lives in Tacoma. Whether it’s from an exercise strain or a kink after a long day at work, neck pain is quite common. Lasting neck pain often makes even the simplest movements incredibly painful. This pain often leads to headaches that decrease your quality of life. Neck pain often causes its victims to avoid using the muscles in their neck resulting in muscle degeneration over time, further exacerbating the problem.

Discovering the source of neck pain is essential to receiving proper treatment. Our chiropractor in Tacoma has helped neck pain many times. This article explains the causes of neck pain and demonstrates how chiropractic care at Proctor Chiropractic is able to provide long lasting relief.


Neck Pain Treatment in Tacoma

The neck is not the largest part of the body but it is one of the most important. It is the bridge between the head and body and needs to hold the head in proper alignment. Vertebrae in the neck are quite small and allow for mobility. However, they lack in strength which can give way to injuries and pain. There are numerous causes for neck pain but these are some of the most common:

  • Trauma, such as whiplash
  • Awkward Sleeping position
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive stress
  • Abnormalities in the bone structure
  • Joint issues
  • Muscle strains and pulls

Most neck pain arises from, or has an impact on, the alignment of the spine. Muscles often spasm during times of neck pain which pulls on the spine causing pain and further misalignment. When the spine is tampered with, the nerves in the spinal cord are irritated which impacts the rest of the body. Neck pain can be dangerous for this reason, causing problems in other essential systems throughout the body.

People often ignore neck pain and believe it will go away without consequence eventually. Sometimes the pain does go away but the lingering effects on the spine can cause problems in the future. Over time, without treatment, the pain can become recurring with certain movements becoming almost impossible. In extreme cases, patients have waited so long that they need surgery to fix the problem.


Chiropractic Care in Tacoma Offers Natural, Holistic Healing

Our Tacoma Chiropractor uses natural, holistic healing to help patients suffering from neck pain. Below are some of the most effective techniques that we offer at Proctor Chiropractic:

  • Spinal Adjustment
    Spinal adjustment is a technique that we use to realign the vertebrae of the spine and reduce pressure on the neck and back.
  • Massage Therapy
    Massage therapy helps our patients to improve blood flow and mobility to injured areas. Massage therapy also helps reduce patient stress, making the recovery process smooth and comfortable for the patient.
  • Stretches and Exercises
    Our chiropractors teach our patients to perform stretches and exercises that help strengthen the muscles in the injured areas.
  • Lifestyle Advice
    Many people cause their own neck pain or exacerbate the problem through their own behaviors. At Proctor Chiropractic, we help our patients correct these behaviors to ensure that they live better quality lives.

Conventional vs. Holistic Treatments

In today’s society, people with neck pain often rely on medication from a local pharmacy. These medications will sometimes relieve the symptoms or pain but will not heal the underlying issue. Massage therapy is another popular method, but this solution only relaxes the muscles that are in the neck which, in a majority of cases, are not the source of the pain.

Chiropractic care aims to fix the issue at the root of the problem, so that you can live without restrictions. By having a chiropractic exam, the source of the pain can be discovered and options are discussed for relief. After even a gentle adjustment, instantaneous relief can sometimes be found. Chiropractic often provides long term relief and heals the body. Call Proctor Chiropractic in Tacoma today if you or a loved one is experiencing neck pain in order to set up a consultation and relieve the pain holding you back.

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2:00pm - 6:00pm


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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Proctor Chiropractic
3901 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 756-7500
Fax:
(253) 756-7501