Neck pain is one of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care. While the neck itself can be very painful, structures in the neck can also cause pain up into the head or down into the upper back, shoulders, and arms if there is injury or dysfunction present. Whiplash injuries are especially likely to negatively affect the neck. Many times people assume that the soreness, pain, and tightness of a slower speed fender bender will go away soon. However, the collision can alter the function of the neck and lead to worse problems over time as the body tries to stabilize the injured areas.
At Lifecare Chiropractic & Wellness in Des Plaines, we often hear patients commenting that the examination performed by Drs. Ashlee and Emmanuel Kamara is the most thorough they’ve ever received. A thorough exam enables them to determine the exact problem areas of your spine and form a plan of care to restore normal function in your neck. The goal of the plan will be long term neck stability. Spinal adjustments will be used to restore function to injured joints while cupping therapy treatments will address damaged soft tissues. Other therapies such as electric stimulation and ultrasound may round out your treatment to provide complete healing while exercises and stretches will enable you to maintain the progress you make through care.