Upper Cervical Chiropractor for Neck Pain
From supporting your head to offering mobility and movement, your neck is responsible for several bodily functions. Whenever there's pain or damage, it can have a negative influence on your day-to-day life.
Whether the pain is a result of a sports injury, car accident or another traumatic injury, an upper cervical chiropractor can help restore balance and function to your body.
What Defines Chronic Neck Pain?
Most of the time, neck pain will go away eventually. When the pain persists for at least three months, it becomes chronic.
You can experience chronic neck pain in many different ways. Sometimes, the pain can feel like an achy sensation, while other times, it can be a sharp, shooting pain. Either way, it's debilitating and challenging to deal with daily.
5 Neck Pain Diagnoses
While neck pain often results from an injury, several other diagnoses can cause it:
- Muscle strains: Spending too much time staring at your phone or sleeping in an awkward position can lead to muscle strains in your neck.
- Nerve compression: When there are either herniated disks or bone spurs in your neck, it can cause a lot of pressure on the nerves, leading to neck pain.
- Fibromyalgia: This chronic condition causes pain throughout the body, especially in the neck.
- Osteoporosis: While common in the hands or knees, osteoporosis can also occur in the neck, leading to minor, painful fractures.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is another chronic condition that causes joint swelling, pain and bone spurs.
The QSM3 Approach
Whenever there's a spinal misalignment with a vertebra in your neck, it can irritate the disc and accompanying nerves leading to chronic tension and pain. Further, a misaligned cervical spine can create areas of tension in the surrounding fascia leading to myofascial pain syndromes. At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Monmouth, our unique approach focuses on the proper spinal alignment, mechanics and supporting fascia/muscles under strain. Our chiropractors has helped many people suffer less from neck pain by taking a “full spine” approach. Understanding the “whole spine” allows us to better correct a cervical misalignment. This personalized postural and neurological analysis allows us to determine the most effective and gentle method for the patient.
The QSM3 procedure examines how the “tonal" model, or body out of place, influences tension throughout the body. Our chiropractors will help restore balance and relieve your neck pain by delivering a precise, gentle adjustment. The QSM3 upper cervical adjustment is performed without any twisting, turning or popping which makes it comfortable and safe for the patient.
Upper Cervical Care for Neck Pain Relief
When you schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors for neck pain, we'll provide a different approach than a traditional chiropractic office would. We specialize in gently correcting the position and function of the spine by contacting several areas of the cervical spine with specificity and gentle touch. When spinal alignment and function are optimized, pain relief typically follows. Our thorough evaluation will determine the underlying structural abnormalities causing the pain for long-term relief.
Because no cracking, popping or twisting is involved with our adjustments, you'll likely find the care quite comfortable.
Contact Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Monmouth
Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Monmouth has over 17 years of experience and a team of five chiropractors who can help care for your neck pain.
Call us at 732-617-9355 or fill out our contact form to learn more and schedule a complimentary consultation.