It’s easy to forget that life the world of today is full of driving, hunching over screens and plenty of stress. The modern lifestyle is fast-paced, unforgiving and potentially disrupting to your health; it’s no surprise that neck pain has become one of the most common complaints we hear from our patients.
By supporting the weight of the head, your neck has tough job and millions of people experience chronic pains, aches and discomfort at some point in their lives. There are a number of different causes, including:
At Trigg Chiropractic & Integrated Health, we are committed to evidence-based, patient-centred care for residents of Karrinyup, Duncraig and beyond.
To begin, your chiropractor will assess the condition of your entire spine to ensure that no other areas are affecting or being affected by the neck. The examination process assesses freedom of movement, spinal alignment and posture, along with a thorough check of your medical history—all this is extremely important, as it helps the chiropractor make an accurate diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment.
There are a number of techniques that can be used to treat neck pain, and your chiropractor will choose those that fall in line with your treatment plan without excessive discomfort to you. Common techniques include activator method, manual therapy, soft tissue therapy, dry needling, therapeutic massage and stretching. Sometimes spinal manipulation of the cervical spine may be warranted but this is discussed with you prior to treatment.
Many people are scared of seeing a Chiropractor because they don’t like the thought of having their neck manipulated. Our policy at Trigg Chiropractic, is to exhaust all options available to you before we use this form of treatment. Often Chronic Neck pain responds really well to just using an activator and some dry needling, and this is our first port of call for treatment. If you do not respond to this treatment, we may discuss the option of the cervical manipulation, however this is only if you are happy to do so. We want you to be comfortable with your treatment and would never encourage you to undertake any form of treatment you aren’t comfortable with.
Whether it’s a chronic migraine or neck pain, our chiropractors help Karrinyup, Duncraig and surrounding communities maintain a healthy lifestyle through quality care. Contact us today on (08) 9203 8313 or head to our 24 hour online booking system to schedule a consultation.