A neck injury is not just physically debilitating. In addition to the physical pain it causes, a neck injury can also limit your range of motion and mobility. You may struggle with tasks that were once simple or find that you can no longer participate in activities you once enjoyed. A neck injury can reduce your quality of life.
If you or your family member sustained a neck injury in an accident at work, in the car, or at home, you may find relief with chiropractic care. At Specific Care Chiropractic, we offer a broad range of treatments that we can target to your specific needs. Our chiropractors offer Deerfield Beach neck injury treatment that may alleviate your pain and promote healing.
Common Causes of Neck Injuries
Neck injuries may result from an isolated trauma or from chronic misuse of the neck and spine. Some common traumatic injuries that could affect the neck include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Work-related accidents
- Sports injuries
Everyday misuse of the neck can also lead to injuries. If you have bad posture, lean over your computer for hours each day, or sleep in the wrong position, you may also suffer from neck pain.
Medication may provide temporary relief from your symptoms, but the symptoms may not resolve without treating the root cause. Chiropractic care is a common treatment for neck pain. According to Mayo Clinic, you should seek treatment if you experience:
- Severe neck pain
- Pain that increases when you hold your head in one position for a while
- Limited range of motion in your neck
- Headaches, especially those that last for days
- Muscle spasms or tension
- Numbness, weakness, or tingling sensations
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help You
If you or your family member suffers from a neck injury, you may be limited in your recreational activities. You could also find yourself unable to perform critical tasks at work and experience chronic pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic medicine provides non-invasive treatments that promote holistic healing. Our team will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs that will help you heal from your neck injury as well as improve overall motility.
Evidence supports chiropractic treatment for neck injuries. One study reported in the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics showed that people with neck pain were more satisfied when they received spinal manipulation or home exercise prescribed by chiropractors than when they received medications from doctors. In other words, medications may not satisfactorily address pain from neck injuries compared to chiropractic care.
Neck Injury Treatments Available at Specific Care Chiropractic
Our team serving Deerfield Beach offers a wide range of chiropractic treatments that target neck injuries. Our chiropractic doctors will evaluate your neck injury and recommend a treatment plan that will help you heal and reduce your pain. Here is an overview of the treatments we offer at Specific Care Chiropractic:
Diversified adjustments are the classic chiropractic treatment that most people think of when they imagine chiropractic care. With this approach, the chiropractor will manually manipulate the spine. As the joints of the spine move back into proper alignment, they may release pressure, resulting in the popping sound associated with chiropractic treatment.
Many patients experience immediate relief after a diversified adjustment, but most people will require multiple treatments to fully recover from their neck injury. Our doctor will go over your treatment plan with you, including how frequently you should have your neck adjusted.
Seated Diversified Adjustments
Seated diversified adjustments are similar to diversified adjustments, but the patient will remain seated in a chair as opposed to lying down. This approach can be used for neck injuries.
Thompson Table Drop Technique
The Thompson Table Drop Technique, developed and patented by Dr. Clay Thompson, uses a specialized table to provide chiropractic adjustments. To administer this treatment, the doctor will typically have the patient lie face down on the table. The table is made up of segments that the chiropractor will drop as he adjusts the spine. This approach can allow for a gentler, more comfortable adjustment.
The patient will kneel on the floor during a knee-chest adjustment and place the chest on the adjustment table. This position allows the doctor to make cervical manipulations that can provide relief from neck injuries.
Toggle Recoil Method
The toggle recoil method is a gentle alternative to diversified adjustments, which typically make use of forceful thrusts. With this approach, the chiropractor applies gentle thrusts to the target area. The toggle recoil method is a good approach for people with mild injuries.
The activator technique uses a handheld activator tool to apply force to the neck, back, or other joints and is commonly used to treat neck injuries. The activator is typically spring-loaded and applies high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrusts to the target area.
The activator technique applies force quickly and sounds like a series of rapid pops. This rapid treatment can help patients who might tense up during a longer treatment. It also allows the doctor to treat a specific neck or back area.
Sacral-Occipital Technique (SOT)
The sacral-occipital technique was designed to remove any imbalances the patient may have between the sacrum and the occipital region of the spine. This technique may be used to treat neck pain.
Our office offers a variety of complementary physiotherapy services, including:
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Massage therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy
- Corrective care
- Stretching and strengthening therapy
Our team will develop a comprehensive plan for your neck injury treatment that includes complementary therapies, if necessary. Talk to our staff if you have any questions about additional treatments.
Contact Us for Deerfield Beach Neck Injury Treatment
If you or a loved one is suffering from a neck injury, you don’t have to wait for the pain to resolve on its own. Our chiropractors serving Deerfield Beach can create a treatment plan tailored to your needs that can reduce your pain, improve your quality of life, and help you resume normal activities.