Millions of Americans suffer from neck pain, which is often exacerbated by our constant use of computer screens and cell phones. The poor postures adopted while using these devices puts a significant amount of strain on your neck and can lead to alignment issues and serious pain. Dr. Jared Key at Key Chiropractic in Port St. Lucie, Florida helps his patients find relief from neck pain while correcting any underlying alignment issues that contribute to the pain.
Neck pain is one of the most common issues that bring patients to Key Chiropractic. Your neck bears a lot of weight and stress from holding and moving your head and if it hurts, you find that you can’t turn your head or move easily. If your neck pain is accompanied by a fever or a loss of strength or numbness in your arms, you should seek immediate attention. You should make an appointment with Dr. Key for diagnosis and treatment of neck pain. Dr. Key practices structural chiropractic, which is focused on improving and protecting the structural integrity of the spine as it is the foundation of your body. If the root cause of your neck pain is left untreated or not resolved, your pain returns, often getting worse over time. You owe it to yourself and your health to seek treatment for neck pain before it affects the rest of your life.
There are many causes of neck pain ranging from diseases like osteoarthritis and misalignment in the spine to injuries like whiplash or poor posture. One of the most common causes of neck pain is poor posture and a condition called ‘text neck’. We all spend too many hours with our heads tilted down to look at our phones, tablets, and poorly positioned computer screens. This constant looking down puts significant strain on your neck and can lead to alignment issues and pain.
Dr. Key’s first step is to determine the cause of your neck pain. He asks questions about your overall health and lifestyle habits as well as questions specific to your neck pain including:
He also performs a physical exam to test your range of motion and to gauge your pain.
Once Dr. Key has identified the cause of your neck pain he provides customized treatment to resolve the root cause of your pain while also offering pain relief. Your treatment may include soft tissue therapy like massage, chiropractic adjustments to correct alignment issues, and gentle stretches.