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What’s The Difference Between Having A Pain In The Neck And Being a Pain In The Neck?

The answer is that if you have a pain in the neck, and instead of doing something about it you are constantly complaining, you are being a pain in the neck. But if you have a pain in the neck – welcome! You are part of the 50% of the population with this type of musculoskeletal problem.

Neck pain can begin as a minor annoyance, but when it becomes chronic and is left untreated, it may progress to debilitating pain, headaches, arm pain, and eventually numbness, tingling and weakness. Your treatments with Dr. Livingston are never a “one size fits all” approach. His treatments are customized for each individual patient. But you should call him as soon as possible to ensure the fastest recovery and to prevent the worsening of your condition. Some of Dr. Livingston’s treatments may include:
(1) Chiropractic Adjustment which helps to realign the spine to its proper position which will alleviate the pressure on the neck nerves.
(2) Tens Therapy is a low-frequency electrical stimulation which overrides the pain signals from the muscles and nerves to the brain.
(3) Movement-based Massage addresses painful muscle adhesions, scar tissue, and trigger points in the neck.
(4) Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Therapy is a soft tissue mobilization treatment. It can also be used for headaches that stem from neck pain.
(5) Therapeutic Exercises are exercised that Dr. Livingston might send home with you to practice regularly. These exercises are designed to re4duce pain and restore mobility with daily practice.

The benefit of seeing Dr. Livingston as soon as possible is that his chiropractic treatments will help you manage your pain and swelling more effectively than prescription medications or over-the-counter pain relievers. Also, chiropractic care can help improve posture, joint function, increase range of motion, reduce inflammation, and help to slow down cervical spine degeneration.

According to the American Chiropractic Association 20 million Americans visit chiropractors each year. Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Livingston at 440-528-0005 with your neck pain and you could make that number 20,000,001.

Dropping the pain in the neck status, you ask Dr. John Livingston, DC what caused your neck pain.

    Some of the most common causes are:
  • "Tech Neck" – caused by the combination of poor posture, poor ergonomics, and the repetitive flexing down of the neck.
  • Poor slouched posture and the associated muscle spasm and joint irritation.
  • Poor sleeping posture: stomach sleeping with the head twisted to one side for extended periods.
  • Trauma from whiplash injuries in car accidents or sports injuries.
  • Carrying a heavy bag/purse for prolonged periods of time.
  • Wear and tear and degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis, cervical disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, and cervical disc herniations.

Whatever the cause, if you are experiencing neck pain, you should make an appointment with Livingston Chiropractic: 440-528-0005.

Dr. Livingston is a primary health care provider who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, including neck pain.

Using hands-on spinal manipulation, Dr. Livingston adjusts the spine and joints to reposition the bones and to restore range of motion to reduce pressure on the nerves. According to a wide range of research, chiropractic treatment of neck pain is one of the most effective treatments. In fact, the same research has shown that the patients who experience acute and/or chronic neck pain show more significant improvement following chiropractic spinal manipulation than any other treatment such as medication or physical therapy. These same studies have proven that chiropractic, a safe and effective treatment for neck pain, is a holistic form of complementary and alternative medicine that focuses on the body’s ability to heal itself.