Non-Invasive Strategies to Treat Neck Trauma
When you’ve suffered any type of injury to your neck, it can totally immobilize you. The response from most medical practitioners is either a surgical procedure or a pharmaceutical product. A chiropractor can, alternatively, offer effective treatment that’s non-invasive and that facilitates healing, rather than simply masking your pain.
Before instituting a treatment regimen, your chiropractor will customarily conduct a thorough examination of your neck to determine the location and specific causes of your neck pain. That may also include the review of x-rays or MRIs.
Chiropractic Treatment Options for Neck Pain
The techniques your chiropractor may employ will typically include:
- Spinal manipulation — This can take a number of different forms. Flexion-distraction manipulation uses gentle, hands-on techniques to adjust your spinal column, including disks in your neck. Specific spinal manipulation involves a gentle thrusting technique that helps restore joint flexibility and movement. With instrument-assisted manipulation, the chiropractor employs a handheld instrument to apply force to your spine.
- Manual therapies — A chiropractor may also use certain manual techniques, including therapeutic massage or manual stretching and resistance regimens. Trigger point therapy involves applying pressure to tight or painful muscles to bring about relief. Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy can also address muscle tension.
- Equipment-based therapies — Chiropractors may also use special equipment to facilitate treatment. That can include ultrasound, where sound waves essentially massage muscles and alleviate stiffness and pain. It can also take the form of electrical stimulation.
Experiencing Chronic Pain?—Let Peralta Chiropractic Help
At Peralta Chiropractic, with offices in Dallas, we use chiropractic care and treatment to improve the health and well-being of patients across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including people hurt in motor vehicle accidents. Call us at 214-942-3700 or at 817-923-1254 to set up an appointment.