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Neck Pain


Here are the three most common causes of neck pain and what you can expect from Dr. Henry and his TexStar Chiro : 

TexStar Chiropractic Clinic Neck Pain Treatment


Injury and Accidents: A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots. Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash. 

Growing Older: Degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease directly affect the spine. • Osteoarthritis, a common joint disorder, causes progressive deterioration of cartilage. The body reacts by forming bone spurs that affect joint motion. • Spinal stenosis causes the small nerve passageways in the vertebrae to narrow, compressing and trapping nerve roots. Stenosis may cause neck, shoulder, and arm pain, as well as numbness, when these nerves are unable to function normally. • Degenerative disc disease can cause reduction in the elasticity and height of intervertebral discs. Over time, a disc may bulge or herniate, causing tingling, numbness, and pain that runs into the arm. 

Daily Life: Poor posture, obesity, and weak abdominal muscles often disrupt spinal balance, causing the neck to bend forward to compensate. Stress and emotional tension can cause muscles to tighten and contract, resulting in pain and stiffness. Postural stress can contribute to chronic neck pain with symptoms extending into the upper back and the arms. 

Dr. Henry's Approach To Treating Your Neck Pain


Dr. Henry will perform exams to locate the source of your pain and will ask you questions about your current symptoms and remedies you may have already tried. For example: • When did the pain start? • What have you done for your neck pain? • Does the pain radiate or travel to other parts of your body? • Does anything reduce the pain or make it worse?

One common and very effective treatment is defined as cervical manipulation.  Cervical manipulation is a precise procedure applied to the joints of the neck, usually by hand. A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore range of motion; it can also increase movement of the adjoining muscles. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head, and a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness. Dr. Henry likely will develop a program of care that combines more than one type of treatment, depending on your personal needs. In addition to manipulation, the treatment plan may include mobilization, massage or rehabilitative exercises, and/or other proven effective treatment options.


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TexStar Chiropractic

4601 Southwest Pkwy #101,
Austin, TX 78735

Call Now! (512) 899-2228
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