Neck Pain FAQs

Neck pain is one of the most common types of pain, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. If you're one of the millions of people who suffer from neck pain, you're probably looking for answers. You may have questions about how to treat your neck pain, what could be causing it, and how to prevent it from happening again. If you're experiencing neck pain, visit us at Central Alabama Spine Center for chiropractic care. Our chiropractors use natural and non-invasive treatment options to help you recover from neck pain and prevent it from reoccurring. Here are a few common questions patients have about neck pain.

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What Causes Neck Pain?

Neck pain is often caused by:

  • Injuries to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments of the neck
  • Neck muscle strain
  • Diseases such as meningitis, rheumatoid arthritis, or cancer in the bones of the spine
  • Poor posture
  • Awkward sleeping positions

What Are Signs and Symptoms of Neck Pain?

Some of the common signs and symptoms of neck pain include:

  • Stiff muscles
  • Burning sensation in the neck area
  • Tender muscles
  • Headaches
  • Pain when moving the head
  • Limited mobility in the neck

How Long Will It Take to Recover from Neck Pain?

Neck pain can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. If you have the type of neck pain that comes and goes, it could just be caused by something as simple as sleeping in an awkward position or doing work around your house. However, if you suffer from chronic neck pain, it can take several months of treatment to see significant improvements.

How Can a Chiropractor Treat Neck Pain?

Chiropractic care is ideal for those who are looking to avoid the risks associated with surgery or prescription medications. With proper diagnosis, a chiropractor may be able to help you manage your neck pain with treatments that include spinal adjustments and manual manipulations of the joints, as well as soft tissue techniques and trigger point therapy. We will also recommend ways to prevent your neck pain from worsening while recovering and reoccurring in the future.

For Neck Pain Treatment, Visit Central Alabama Spine Center in Birmingham, AL

Neck pain can negatively impact your daily life and overall well-being. If you are experiencing neck pain, chiropractic treatment can help. Our chiropractors at Central Alabama Spine Center can pinpoint the root cause of your neck pain and work with you every step of the way throughout the recovery process. Call our team at (205) 868-3741 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how our chiropractic services can benefit you. 

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