Say Goodbye to Neck Pain By Understanding Its Usual Causes

March 12, 2023
neck pain relief in Anchorage
neck pain relief in Anchorage

Do you often wake up with a sore neck or just a generic neck pain? Do you dread waking up in the morning with fear of neck pain happening again? Are you tired of missing out or not being fully present in special moments with your loved ones because of the constant discomfort? Have you ever reached a point where neck pain has become so frustrating and starts to affect your quality of life? 

Constant pain can steal your time, money, energy, and overall zest for life. Unfortunately, there are many people like you. Neck pain is a common complaint that affects millions of people around the world. Several patients seek effective neck pain relief in Anchorage to ease their symptoms. 

Knowing your neck pain's primary cause and usual triggers can help you find relief and finally be able to bid your pain goodbye for good. Feeling hopeless and frustrated is normal, but you can reverse that with proper care. So, if you're suffering from neck pain, this article is for you.


Usual Causes of Neck Pain

Sometimes sleeping in the wrong position can make you wake up with neck pain, but if it's become more repetitive, you may have an underlying condition that needs to be addressed. Below are some of them: 

#1. Spinal Stenosis 

Vertebral bones act as a shield for the peripheral nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots). Unfortunately, spinal stenosis leads to the narrowing of the space for the spinal cord. This puts pressure on the nerve tissues and can cause numbness and tingling in the neck, shoulders, and upper back.

#2. Osteoarthritis

This condition is common among middle-aged and elderly adults. Osteoarthritis happens due to the deterioration of the cushioning material between bones, leading to friction and considerable pain and distress.

Osteoarthritis can happen in different body parts, especially in areas that frequently move, such as the neck, elbows, wrists, knees, and hips. Apart from pain, patients can experience reduced flexibility, joint stiffness, and bone overgrowths.

#3. Trauma

Car collisions and sporting injuries can all lead to neck pain due to damaged muscles and joints. It can also lead to spinal misalignments, causing nerve irritation and compression.

#4. Disc Degeneration 

This can happen due to the normal wear and tear of the body leading to deterioration in the intervertebral discs making the bones rub on each other. The friction between bones can trigger inflammation and increases risks for spinal misalignments and nerve pinching along different areas in the spine.  

#5. Upper Cervical Spine Misalignment 

This can happen due to several reasons. Misalignments can trigger several health conditions, such as nerve compressions, overstimulation of the nerves, brainstem irritation, and, eventually, malfunction. In addition, misalignment in the cervical spine can make your surrounding muscles and joints stiff and painful.

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustments Can Bring Neck Pain Relief in Anchorage

Many patients with severe neck pain are surprised to learn about Upper Cervical misalignments. Only after spending a lot of time, money, and energy going to multiple doctor visits do they realize that neck bone misalignments that happened because of previous injuries like whiplash and concussions are the ultimate culprit. 

If you've ever been in an accident or experienced a minor head or neck trauma, misalignments in this area can follow. In addition, victims of physical abuse or assault are also known to deal with improper alignment of the topmost bones of the spine. Even if these events happened many years back, they could significantly impact the misalignment of your Upper Cervical spine.

But did you know that repetitive stress in this area can also lead to misalignments? Below are some of the possible yet less known triggers of Upper Cervical misalignments that can bring neck pain:

  • Awkward sleeping position
  • Excessive use of gadgets
  • Poor driving habits
  • Poor posture

Upper Cervical Chiropractic doctors like Dr. Ortiz are no strangers to meeting patients complaining of chronic neck pain. So, you can most certainly expect top-notch care when you come in for a quick consultation at Atlas Disc + Spine.

Consult with Dr. Rizaldy Ortiz of Atlas Disc + Spine and get ready to experience a different level of healing and recovery through natural and non-invasive atlas bone adjustments.


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