Neck Pain Chiropractic Treatment In Jacksonville, FL
Both acute and chronic neck pain are widespread in today's society. So much so that the true consequences of these conditions are often overlooked. In 2014, the annual cost of treating back pain conditions and the lost wages resulting from these conditions reached $315 billion. There were also 264 million lost work days resulting from neck and back pain in 2015. These statistics clearly demonstrate the severity of the issue.
There can be many different causes of neck pain. Typically, people experience neck issues because of various factors and stressors accumulated over time. Something as simple as poor posture maintained for months or years or little to no regular physical activity can contribute to neck pain. In recent years, the CDC reported that 1 out of 4 Americans sit for more than 8 hours per day! Dr. John Medina, in his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, reminds us that throughout the majority of human history, we've walked on average 12 miles per day. This is how our body (and brain!) has evolved, and there are consequences if we don't do this! Neck pain is just one of the many consequences of poor posture and insufficient physical activity levels that someone can experience.
As chiropractors, we know the overwhelming majority of neck pain conditions result from a structural imbalance. Whether poor alignment in the neck creates tension and dysfunction in the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments, joints in our cervical spine, or vertebral discs in our neck begin to degenerate, these structural issues need a structural solution to allow for healing to take place. At Beyond Bones, this is what we do very well - provide a structural solution to a structural problem. Our goal is to liberate the spine from the stress and tension that build up over time, preventing it from functioning as it was designed. A beautifully simple objective with profound results.
How We Treat Neck Pain in Jacksonville, FL
Comprehensive Consultation and Exam
One of the main objectives of our first visit is to discover the underlying structural issues that are causing the symptoms you are experiencing. During this consult, we will be able to connect the stresses, accidents, and injuries you've experienced throughout life to the current health concerns you have. We want you to feel, see, and, most importantly, understand how these structural imbalances are impacting how you are feeling and functioning. When you clearly understand the problem - where it is, how long it's been there, how severe it is - the path toward healing and optimal health also becomes clear.
This video provides insight into some of the ways we assess our patients. Give these tests a try. They will provide valuable feedback as to the overall health of your neck. As always, if you have any questions or would like to speak with one of our doctors, please give us a call. We are always open for conversation.
The X-ray images taken during your initial exam show us the exact location of areas of imbalance, degeneration, and poor joint function. The information gained from these images is essential as it helps us determine the best plan of care to achieve results and provide valuable insight and awareness to our patients regarding the health of their spine. We spend time with all our patients discussing the images and the exam results so that you are fully aware and knowledgeable about your unique case. One of our overall objectives at our clinics is to empower our patients to make the best healthcare decisions possible, which only happens when we truly understand the health of our spine.
Specific Chiropractic Care in Jacksonville, FL
Delivering specific chiropractic care is the cornerstone of Beyond Bones. The spine is an absolutely incredible structure and will allow us to enjoy life fully when we take care of it properly. Our spine allows us to move our bodies in extraordinary ways and protects the most essential system in our body - the nervous system.
As we move through life and encounter and accumulate the stresses in our environment, the structure of our spine can start to deteriorate. The alignment and curvatures of our spine can become altered, and the joints that make up our spine can lose their normal function and begin to restrict movement instead of allowing movement. When this process begins, it is only a matter of time before we start to experience both local and global symptoms as a consequence of this breakdown.
We have a few different mantras that we constantly repeat in our clinics. One of these is:
"We cannot separate structure from function. If our structure is bad, our function will follow.”
Our job is simple, to improve the structure and function of the spine so that our patients can begin functioning at an optimal level once again. We accomplish this through chiropractic adjustments, which liberate the spine's joints from the built-up stress, tension, and compression accumulated over time. Once we achieve this, the body is more capable of healing and functioning optimally.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each part of the human body is much more connected than you might think, and a neck pain chiropractor is well educated on how these parts work together. They'll know just where to begin your treatment based on your particular pain points. Often, neck pain is caused by a misalignment in the spine, so that may be the right starting point for your neck pain chiropractic solution.
As stated above, neck pain can easily come from a misaligned spine, but many other problems can lead to discomfort in the neck. Pinched nerves, muscle strain, poor posture, and even stress on the mind and body can all play a part in neck pain.
Neck pain is a fairly common discomfort that many people experience on and off throughout their lives, and the symptoms associated with it can be rather general. If you're experiencing neck pain, you may be experiencing reduced mobility in the neck, headaches, muscle spasms, increased pain when looking in different directions, and more.
Many known home remedies can be effective for providing neck pain relief. A good starting point is applying a combination of ice and heat in intervals to help with swelling, inflammation, and blood flow. You could also try over-the-counter medications as they can provide temporary relief until you can see a chiropractor for neck pain.
Of course, a neck pain chiropractor will ensure your comfort and safety throughout the process, but it is a hands-on approach and could cause some mild and temporary soreness. Any soreness generally comes from the adjustments themselves and not from the physical force that the chiropractor uses. You always want to ensure you're working with an experienced and knowledgeable professional of chiropractic neck pain.
Any soreness or pain you might experience after your adjustment should subside in 24 to 48 hours. Feel free to use home remedies for neck pain in the meantime, and contact us if you have any questions after your appointment. We work hard to be your go-to neck pain chiropractor in Jacksonville, and we'll ensure every treatment goes as smoothly as possible.
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Former professional athlete (baseball)
Certified in the Syntropy Chiropractic Training methodology.
Former UNF alumni and student-athlete
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Founder of “Raiz da Cura” a non-profit organization in Brasil developed to deliver free chiropractic care to the underserved population