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Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

Published Date: 
September 8, 2022
A woman suffering from neck pain leans her head to the left stretch her neck.

Understanding the benefits of chiropractic care for neck pain can help you treat existing problems and prevent future discomfort.

Neck pain, also known as cervical pain, is a very common problem. There are many causes, ranging from sleeping awkwardly to being injured in an accident.

If you’re experiencing neck pain, it’s important to find a treatment option that alleviates pain and helps your body heal. Chiropractic treatment is the solution for many people.

How You Can Benefit from Seeing a Chiropractor for Neck Pain 

Chiropractic care is safe and effective for treating cervical pain and offers short-term and long-term relief. It is a drug-free, surgery-free way to treat your neck pain and improve your overall health.

Here's how chiropractic treatment can help relieve your neck pain.

Restore Proper Alignment to the Vertebrae of the Neck 

Chiropractic care helps restore proper alignment to the neck vertebrae through chiropractic techniques designed to gently realign the spine.

Chiropractic medicine can also help relieve pain and improve function by providing a targeted chiropractic adjustment that can help to release tension in the muscles and joints. In addition, chiropractic care can help to improve overall health by supporting the nervous system and promoting proper circulation.

Relieve Pressure and Tension

Chiropractic care can also help relieve pain and improve function by providing a targeted chiropractic adjustment that can help to release tension in the muscles and joints. In addition, chiropractic care can help to improve overall health by supporting the nervous system and promoting proper circulation.

Reduce Inflammation

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for reducing inflammation.

Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury or disease and is a necessary part of the healing process. However, chronic inflammation can lead to many health problems, including heart disease, arthritis, and cancer.

Chiropractic care works by reducing the amount of inflammation in the body and allowing the body to heal itself more effectively. Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper alignment of the spine and other joints, which, in turn, decreases the amount of stress on the body and allows it to function more efficiently.

Reduce Restriction of the Neck Muscles

One of the most common reasons people seek out chiropractic care is to relieve pain in the neck and shoulders. Often, this pain is caused by restrictions in the neck muscles. Many things cause these restrictions, including:

  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive motions
  • Stress
  • Injury
  • Accidents or falls

Ease Symptoms of Chronic Headaches

Chiropractic care is an alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors use many techniques to manipulate the spine and other body parts to relieve pain and improve function.

Chronic tension headaches are a common condition that can be debilitating and extremely frustrating. Often, traditional medical treatments such as medication only provide temporary relief or no relief at all. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, can provide lasting relief for chronic headache sufferers.

One of the most common causes of chronic headaches is muscle tension. When the muscles in the neck and shoulders are tight, it can put pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in the head, leading to headaches. Chiropractic care can help relieve muscle tension and pain by manually manipulating the spine and other joints.

Another common cause of chronic tension headaches is a misalignment of the spine. When the spine is out of alignment, it can put pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in the head, which can lead to headaches. Chiropractic care can help align the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves and blood vessels.

Improved Nervous System Function

There are many different ways that chiropractic care can benefit the nervous system. One is by improving communication between the brain and the body. When the spine is aligned, the nerves can send signals more effectively.

Another way that chiropractic care helps is by reducing inflammation. This is important because inflammation can cause problems, including chronic pain and reduced function. By reducing inflammation, chiropractic care can help improve nervous system function.

Chiropractic care improves blood flow. This is important because the nervous system needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to function properly. When blood flow is improved, the nervous system can work more efficiently.

Chiropractic Care is a Drug-Free Treatment

Chiropractic treatments are drug-free, although they can be used in conjunction with medication. Drug-free treatment is appealing to many people because they:

Avoid Addiction to Pharmaceutical Drugs

Many of the drugs prescribed to people for relieving pain are very addictive. Chiropractic care can reduce the length of time you need pain-relief medications, reducing your risk of addiction. It might also make it possible to avoid medication completely.

Avoid Side Effects of Pharmaceuticals

Even if you aren’t concerned about addiction, there might be other reasons you don’t want to take pharmaceutical medications. For example:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness

Avoiding Surgical Complications

Surgery should be your last resort for neck pain treatment. It might be necessary, but it’s best to avoid it if other treatment options are available. Chiropractic treatment lets you avoid the risks of neck surgery, including:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood loss
  • Recovery complications


Chiropractic treatment is a great way to deal with neck pain. It offers a variety of benefits and very few risks.

One of the many advantages of chiropractic treatment is that it is non-invasive. This means that there is no need for surgery or other invasive procedures. Chiropractic treatment is also often less expensive than other forms of treatment.

If you are suffering from neck pain, you should talk to your doctor about whether a chiropractic neck adjustment may be right for you.

Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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