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Neck Pain in Thunder Bay

woman with neck painGiven the rise in digital use, long hours spent at workstations, and lack of physical activity, it’s unsurprising that so many people experience neck pain. Fortunately, this type of discomfort is often not a symptom of a severe medical condition, However, persistent pain accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in arms or hands or shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm warrants immediate medical attention.
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Recognizing the Symptoms & Causes

Understanding signs of neck discomfort is the first step toward addressing it. Common symptoms include muscle tightness and spasms, a decreased ability to move your head, and headaches.

There are many reasons why people can experience neck pain. These include muscle strains due to poor posture or improper support, worn joints resulting from aging, nerve compression due to herniated discs or bone spurs, and injuries like whiplash.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Non-invasive chiropractic care has been shown to address neck pain effectively. This approach treats the source of the problem by addressing any loss of joint mobility. Some of the techniques Dr. Carla, Dr. Angelo and Dr. Carlee use include manual or Diversified adjusting and the Thompson Technique, which includes using drops on the table to reduce the force required from the doctor, thereby increasing the patient’s comfort.

The use of the Activator, a handheld tool that applies a measured amount of force to the joint, is another method our doctors use.

Putting Patients at Ease

We understand that some patients may feel nervous about getting chiropractic care for their neck. That’s why we always make sure that we’ve done a thorough orthopedic and neurological exam and discussed relevant history and medications and taken full X-rays to ensure that manipulation of the neck is appropriate for that patient.

The adjustment itself is gentle, and the purpose is simply to realign the bone and take pressure off the nerves. We discuss the technique options with each patient to make sure that they’re comfortable, and that it’s a good fit for them before the chiropractor lays on their hands.

Some people may experience some tenderness afterward, similar to the soreness you may experience after a workout at the gym.

How Long Does It Take to Get Relief?

Most patients notice significant relief within the first four to six weeks of chiropractic care. Every patient’s recovery journey is unique and complemented by personalized exercises to maintain proper alignment and promote healing.

Get Started Today

Don’t let neck pain hold you back. Contact Santin Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.


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