Chiropractic Health & Wellness Blog

Lyn Lake Chiropractic - Torticollis, Neck Pain

October 26, 2009
Neck pain comes from a variety of sources.  We will go into the most commonly seen  problems here:
 
Acute Torticollis ( sore neck ):  You and I have both had the problem at least once in our lives.  You know it when you get it, too!  You didn't sleep very well and you woke up to realize you can't move your head because your neck is so stiff and painful.  You may even have to hold onto your head to lift it off the pillow.  Wow, talk about waking up on the wrong side of the bed!  Well, as I said, you are not alone, and we can help.  Torticollis is the fancy word for my head doesn't want to move.  It is caused by the tightening of the muscles of the neck and, in the acute case, oftentimes associated with misalignment of the spine.  Torticollis usually lasts up to two weeks.  None of us has time for that, so come in as soon as you can.  We will get you adjusted, on physical therapy modalities and massaged.  By the time you wake up the next morning you will be at least 50% better.  Usually it takes 3 consecutive days of adjustments to get you back to feeling yourself again.  Some cases are tougher than others, but we will do our best to get you back as quickly as possible.
 
Chiropractors offers a treatment option for neck pain that is utilized by millions of patients. Chiropractors are doctors who specialize in the care of non-surgical conditions of the neck pain with gentle, time-saving approaches that address the mechanical (how the spine moves) and neurological (nerve-related) causes of sore neck pain.
Why Consult a Chiropractor? ?Chiropractors are rigorously trained to diagnosis the different types of neck pain conditions and to then recommend specific treatment approaches for those conditions.
Your local chiropractors are specialists in spinal manipulation—an active, hands-on care that returns motion to the spine. With a return of normal spinal mechanics, muscles relax and pain is resolved. Restricted spinal motion—meaning that the spine doesn't move as easily as it should—can cause some pretty sore neck pain.
If you wake up with that neck pain call your local chiropractor or Lyn Lake Chiropractic and get out of pain.

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