What Is Neck Pain?
Neck pain is pain felt in the cervical spine between the head and shoulders. The type of neck pain you experience is classified based on its location and duration. Axial neck pain is felt in the neck itself, while radicular neck pain often travels to other areas, including the arms and shoulders. If the sensation lasts for a few days or weeks, it's acute neck pain. After three months or more, it's considered chronic neck pain.
Neck pain can feel like different things to different people. Some experience shooting pain that travels from the lower neck to the shoulders. A stabbing or burning sensation can also occur. In some cases, the pain is best described as a persistent ache.
Other symptoms may be associated with neck pain as well, such as headaches, stiffness in the neck and numbness in the shoulders.
Without intervention, chronic neck pain can limit your activities and impact your quality of life. QSM3 care helps improve neck pain without medications or invasive procedures.
What Causes Lower Neck Pain?
Causes of lower neck pain vary but can include straining or overuse of the muscles, aging joints, compression of the nerves and injuries. Whiplash injury, which occurs after a rear-end automobile collision, is a common cause of neck pain.
Diseases including meningitis and rheumatoid arthritis can also cause discomfort in the cervical spine.
QSM3Chiropractic Care for Neck and Shoulder Pain
Chiropractic care for lower neck pain reduces the pressure on your neck, easing misalignment and helping the pain melt away. With chiropractic care, you can enjoy an increased range of motion and mobility in the cervical spine.
At Lazar Spine Care, we don't twist, pop or crack the spine to ease neck pain. You may not feel much happening during your procedures, but you'll notice the results afterward.
Consult a QSM3. Chiropractor for Chronic Neck Pain
If your neck pain disrupts your life, complete a short assessment to see if QSM3 care can help you. You can also request an appointment with Dr. Lazar or associates to get started right away.