Chiropractic Neck Adjustment

Chiropractic Neck Adjustment:  Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

Chiropractic Neck Adjustment is very effective.  Manipulation of the neck (cervical spine) is a common technique for chiropractors. Chiropractic care is for those who have neck pain. It is also helpful for people who have upper back pain and shoulder/ arm pain. Chiropractic care takes an alternative, holistic approach to pain. The goal of a chiropractic neck adjustment is to reduce pain, improve motion and improve

Chiropractic Neck Adjustment

Chiropractic Neck Adjustment


Manipulation vs. Mobilization

There are two approaches to treating those with neck pain. Cervical spinal manipulation is the traditional chiropractic neck adjustment. This approach is one of the oldest, most used techniques. This technique uses High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude. This occurs by applying a short, quick thrust over the restricted joint. A cracking sound may be heard during this type of adjustment. This is called cavitation. Cavitation is created by gas escaping from the joint. This happens when the joint is moved quickly.

Cervical spinal mobilization is a gentler chiropractic neck adjustment. This technique uses Low-Velocity, Low-Amplitude. This occurs by using slow movement to mobilize the joint. These approaches vary from patient to patient. This depends on the comfort of the patient and doctors preferences.

Chiropractic Neck Therapy

Chiropractors may also use therapy with treatments. Some therapies include massage, applying hot/cold packs and gentle stretching. Adding therapy to treatment helps calm the muscles around the joint. Some stretches and exercises also help with making the muscles stronger. By calming the muscles, it will help make the adjustments more effective. Some patients may feel some soreness or stiffness after adjustments. This sensation is only present for a day or two. It is similar to a new activity taking place where soreness is present, like going to the gym. Ice is recommended to help ease the inflammation.

Conditions Treated by Chiropractic Neck Adjustments

Chiropractic care can address a variety of neck pain. It is considered a first line of treatment for many cervical issues. There are two typical causes of pain treated by chiropractic neck adjustment. This includes mechanical pain and disc problems. Mechanical pain comes from muscles, tendons and ligaments. This type of problem is a common cause for stiffness in the neck. Sometimes more than one of these tissues can be injured. This can cause pain to be local or to travel.

A cervical disc is located in between the vertebrae of the neck. Sometimes, these discs can develop tears. When this disc tears, it can pinch the nerve root as it exits the spine. The nerve irritation can cause pain to travel down the arm and into the hands. The location of the pain can vary depending on which nerve is being pinched.


Benefits of Chiropractic Neck Adjustment

One of the best things about chiropractic neck adjustment is the holistic approach. It allows the body to heal naturally. Some of the problems chiropractic neck adjustments helps with is asthma, ear infections and pain relief. One of the most common conditions relieved by chiropractic care is headaches. This includes tension headaches and migraine headaches. Chiropractic care can also prevent unnecessary surgery procedures.


If you suffer from neck pain, schedule your appointment with us today! At the ProAdjuster Chiropractic Clinic, neck pain is one of the most common conditions treated. Neck pain is treated through a variety of different approaches. Treatment through the ProAdjuster allows for a more accurate treatment. The ProAdjuster provides a gentler approach to chiropractic care. Manual adjustments are offered as well.  Check us out at