Your neck or cervical spine is responsible for a great deal – holding your head up, moving your head, and much more. Unfortunately, as it does play such a large role in life, it is an easy target for pain. Learn more about cervical pain causes and how to address the pain with this guide from our team at SoCal Spinal Decompression Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc.
Cervical Pain Causes
Many things can cause cervical pain, but one of the most common is nerve compression. When something compresses a nerve in the neck, it can lead to pain, headaches, tingling, numbness, and more. Some of those symptoms won’t stay localized to the neck. They will travel to the shoulders and upper back, as well. The following are a few common causes of nerve compression:
- Muscle tension or strain: Many people deal with tension or strain in the neck from poor sleeping habits, text neck, or heavy lifting.
- Poor posture: Poor posture can easily and quickly lead to a variety of spinal issues from the neck down.
- Injuries or misalignment: Anything from a bump against a wall to a serious car accident or fall can cause the vertebrae in the neck and back to become misaligned. When this occurs, too much pressure is placed on the discs, which then typically herniate and spill out onto the nerves.
Cervical Pain Treatment
Cervical pain treatment plans typically include several techniques to ensure optimal results. Adjustments are often key, as they can help restore proper alignment of the back and neck, relieving compression and tension.
Spinal decompression is also beneficial for cervical pain. During this treatment, you will lie down on a specialized decompression table. Depending on the area of the body being treated, you will be fitted with either a harness or a therapeutic device for the neck.
The decompression table will then slowly begin working to gently, slowly, and completely stretch the target area. This treatment relieves nerve compression and promotes the flow of blood and nutrients to the treatment site. This is a very effective method of relieving neck pain.
Schedule a Decompression Session in Los Angeles, CA
Are you wondering if decompression therapy is right for you? Call SoCal Spinal Decompression Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc. today at (323) 375-5147 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form. We are happy to answer any questions and provide the natural relief that you need for your upper cervical nerve pain.