While neck pain is not quite as common as back pain, it is something a great many people understand and suffer from. A chiropractor is a good option for dealing with neck pain and Dr. Michael Stuart of Stuart Chiropractic Health Center in Lawrence, KS is accepting new patients. He not only provides service in Lawrence, he also serves Eudora, Tonganoxie, and surrounding areas.
Gentle chiropractic adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments are the primary treatment for most conditions that bring you in to see the chiropractor. Neck pain is no exception. The neck is a very complex structure that connects the head with the torso. It includes vertebrae, discs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, lymphatic tissue and more. In this complex of a structure, it doesn't take much to cause severe pain.
The neck is an area that responds well to a gentle touch and that is what Dr. Stuart provides. He can make gentle adjustments to get the vertebrae back into alignment, which can reduce pain and aid the ability of messages to get from the brain to other body parts and organs.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique that uses thin needles to free up the flow of chi in the body. It can be very effective for many types of pain, including neck pain. Not everyone relishes the thought of having needles placed in their body, even very thin ones. Today, acupuncture can also be done with lasers, magnets and electric pulses. They bring about the same results of making sure that the vital energy can travel along the invisible meridians in the body.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
EMS is used to help reduce swelling and pain, and is effective for soft tissue injuries and muscle spasms. Recovery time can be diminished with this therapy. The low level electric current can help to relax and soothe a neck that is tight.
Intersegmental traction uses a specially designed table where the patient lies on their back and rollers move from the neck down the full length of the spine. This is a gentle treatment that helps with stiffness and soreness in the neck. It increases the range of motion in the vertebrae and it increases circulation to the painful areas. The typical treatment takes between five and ten minutes. You should feel very relaxed after your treatment and in less pain.
When you are suffering from neck pain, Dr. Stuart of Stuart Chiropractic Health Center in Lawrence, KS provides treatments and therapies that can help. Give us a call at 785-830-8166 to set up an appointment.