Neck pain can affect you in many different ways. Dr. Michelle Oz of Momentum Chiropractic in Kennesaw, serving both Kennesaw and Acworth, treats all types of neck pain, from stiff necks to more serious and severe conditions like scoliosis. Call or schedule an appointment today to get your neck pain under control.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain occurs when an injury or inflammation affects the vertebrae, ligaments, and muscles that make up your neck. Neck pain and stiffness are common and do not typically suggest a severe condition.
Neck pain has a variety of causes, from certain everyday habits to more severe conditions and injuries that require chiropractic care. Poor posture and overuse are the most common causes of pain and stiffness. More concerning causes of neck pain include:
- Injury from a fall
- Contact sports
- Improper form when exercising
What are the common symptoms of neck pain?
Neck pain typically resonates in one spot, but in some instances, the pain can extend to other parts of your body, such as your arms and shoulders. Common symptoms of neck pain include:
- General soreness
- Sharp pain
- Stiff neck
- Radiating pain
- Tingling and numbness
- Difficulty lifting objects
Neck pain can make it difficult to sleep and interfere with your daily activities.
What is cervical scoliosis?
Cervical scoliosis affects the neck, causing it to abnormally curve. The condition most often coincides with a significant spinal curve, but in rare cases, it can appear on its own.
Cervical scoliosis is a rare condition, so many doctors do not have a comprehensive understanding of its cause. In adolescence, cervical scoliosis appears to develop naturally, while in adults it typically stems from a spinal injury or deterioration of the spine.
How are neck pain and cervical scoliosis treated?
At Momentum Chiropractic, Dr. Michelle focuses on identifying the underlying cause of your neck pain, so that she can administer the proper care.
Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Michelle may recommend continued care following your first visit. A few of the treatment options that Dr. Michelle offers to relieve your neck pain include:
- Corrective exercises
- Chiropractic care
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Myofascial release therapy
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
Treatment methods for cervical scoliosis depend on your prognosis, your age, and the severity of the condition. Treatment options include:
- Physical therapy
If neck pain is impacting your everyday activities or your overall health, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Michelle at Momentum Chiropractic.