Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck pain affects several individuals on a regular basis.  Your neck supports your skull and is where your spine meets the base of your skull.

The neck region houses several delicate and pain sensitive structures that are exposed to several stresses.  Neck problems stem from poor posture, extended sitting, incorrect form when exercising, incomplete rehabilitation from pat injuries, not receiving regular spinal checkups, and several other problems.

Many individuals will find great comfort in knowing that chiropractic care is very beneficial to those suffering with neck problems.  Unlike medicine addressing the symptoms, Dr. Kaput’s treatment plan addresses the majority of the root causes of patients’ neck pain.  His way is safe, noninvasive, and completely natural.

Causes of Neck Pain

There are several causes that can induce neck pain.  Some of the causes cannot be avoided including whiplash injuries from auto accidents.  While other causes can be avoided including poor posture and improper workstation setup.  Many of the common causes of neck pain are listed below.  Setting up a consultation with Dr. Kaput will allow you to pinpoint the exact causes so the behavior can be corrected and you can start feeling your very best.

Some of the more common causes of neck pain include:

  • Ergonomics
  • Excessive repetitive neck motions
  • Extended sitting
  • Holding telephones incorrectly
  • Incomplete rehabilitation of past injuries
  • Lack of spinal checkups
  • Mental stress
  • Physical inactivity
  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • Poor posture
  • Presence of cervical spine subluxations
  • Whiplash-type injuries

Identifying The Cause

The first step in fixing any problem is to identify the cause or causes.  Once Dr. Kaput consults and identifies your causes, he can design an individualized treatment plan to eliminate the pain and help the patient achieve and maintain their goals.

Many individuals suffering from low back pain have a combination of the following:

  • A history of physical activities causing spinal stress
  • Damaged spinal biomechanics
  • Improper firing patterns of spinal musculature
  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • Poor postural habits
  • Vertebral subluxations
  • Weak spinal musculature

The Treatment

The treatment and care for neck pain utilizes several techniques, the main one being the chiropractic adjustment.  Adjustments are safe, gentle, and homeopathic and address neck pain in its entirety.

Misalignments within the vertebrae cause pain and other symptoms to arise.  When these misalignments are corrected, the communication between the nerves and the spine can be improved dramatically and pain and other symptoms can be eliminated.  Through the unavoidable and avoidable causes the neck can be easily misaligned, but with regular spinal checkups, injury can be caught before it worsens.

Other Therapies

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Kaput suggests a wide variety of other alternative medicine practices that are both safe and natural and help you to feel your very best.

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Hot and cold compresses
  • Low back stabilization exercises
  • Massage, trigger point therapy, and acupressure therapy