Neck Pain in Grand Rapids

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If you are one of the many individuals suffering from neck pain in Grand Rapids, you know how difficult it can be to find pain relief. Chiropractors have been able to help relieve neck pain for over a century with their natural, effective care. Our chiropractic clinic in Grand Rapids has experience treating neck pain successfully. Continue reading to learn more about how Kaminski Chiropractic PLLC can help you find relief.


Neck Pain Treatments in Grand Rapids

It is not possible to resolve neck pain without finding the source of the pain in the first place. The chiropractic team at Kaminski Chiropractic PLLC utilizes a diverse set of methods to hone in on the cause of your discomfort. This approach allows us to better treat the patients who visit our office.

The spinal region of the body houses every nerve responsible for sensation within. Muscle tissue that supports the spine can seize and stiffen if the spine is out of alignment. This response by the muscle tissue is thought to be a bodily response meant to safeguard the spine. If individuals maintain poor posture it can magnify this reaction by the muscles and result in chronic pain and even long-term damage.

Letting neck pain and misalignments of the spine linger is a mistake. Most individuals push through the pain with the hope that it will eventually subside on its own. A majority of the time the pain will subside. However, the underlying issue will remain and lead to recurring pain. By ignoring pain and a misaligned spine, an individual opens themselves up to more dangerous injuries that require more invasive procedures to correct.


Conventional vs. Holistic Treatments

Most commonly, people try to deal with their neck pain using prescription or over the counter medications. This may help to relieve the symptoms in the short term, but not only are patients dealing with side effects, but the underlying issue goes unaddressed. Massage Therapy has become more popular over the years and this can help to relieve some muscle tightens, but if the issue is in the bones or joints, the problem will remain.

Chiropractic treatment is a holistic practice that addresses the structural cause that leads to the majority neck pain. Following a thorough chiropractic assessment aimed at ruling out other issues and finding the exact source of the problem, a personalized recovery plan is developed. Gentle adjustments to the spine can bring instant relief and restore long term health to the neck and the entire body. Call our team at Kaminski Chiropractic PLLC today to set up a consultation and bring an end to the pain in your neck.


Region Description and Overview
The technical term for the neck is the cervical spine. It consists of 7 vertebrae (spinal bones) as well as the Occiput (lowest portion of the skull). These vertebrae are labelled using the letter C and the number of the vertebrae (example C3 is the third cervical). The normal curvature of the cervical spine is a lordosis (or backward C). An example is shown in the photo gallery below. The lower cervical spine (C3-C7) is where the majority of flexion, extension and lateral flexion take place. The upper cervical spine consists of unique, specialized vertebrae and this is where the majority of rotation occurs. C2 is referred to as the "Axis" and C1 is referred to as the "Atlas."

Most Common Causes
The most common cause of Neck Pain is subluxation. A subluxation is the posterior misalignment of a vertebrae that is pinching or interfering with a nerve. This can be the result of a sudden trauma (hard fall, car accident, etc.), repetitive use injury (prolonged postures, repetitive motion, etc.), sports injury, or normal day-to-day wear and tear. The disc can also be involved which complicates the issue as well as the possibility of adding symptoms and increase discomfort.

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subluxation vertebrae Grand Rapids MI

Associated Symptoms and Conditions

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Loss of Mobility
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Pain/Numbness/Tingling/Weakness into the arms and hands
  • Shoulder Pain and/or immobility
  • Allergy/sinus issues
  • Dizziness/visual disturbances
  • Jaw Pain
  • Ear Infections
  • Fatigue
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Head Cold
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • High Blood Pressure

Complications
Leaving neck pain untreated can lead to many complications including but not limited to:

  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of disc height
  • Limited range of motion
  • Spinal Degeneration
  • Bone spurs
  • Surgery

Example Cervical X-Rays

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Chiropractic Grand Rapids MI x-ray
Chiropractic Grand Rapids MI x-ray
Chiropractic Grand Rapids MI x-ray

Monday
8:00am - 12:30pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
10:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 12:30pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
10:00am - 2:00pm


Friday
8:00am - 12:30pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Saturday
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Kaminski Chiropractic PLLC
4930 Cascade Road SE Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 288-5999

Kaminski Chiropractic, Chiropractors D.C., Grand Rapids, MI