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One of the most common conditions that individuals typically go through is neck pain/stiffness. Often times, neck pain can start from neck strain which occurs when one or more fibers in the neck and upper shoulder area stretches too far. This injury is often times referred to as a pulled muscle and the intensity can vary depending upon the degree of strain and how the particular injury had occurred. Most neck pain conditions typically heal within a few days to a few weeks however some more severe cases of neck pain and last for months especially if an individual was involved in a whiplash injury. Neck pain can vary from a mild achy to a sharp debilitating pain especially with motion. There are more than 20 muscles connected in the neck area. These muscles work together to help support the weight of the head and allow movements of the head, upper back, shoulders, neck, and jaw. When an individual over exerts themselves or stretches too far small tears can occur in the muscle, tendon, or connective tissue. These neck strains involve inflammation, pain, and swelling which usually causes neck stiffness.
Common Symptoms of Neck Pain:
Chiropractors are trained to help identify these common signs and symptoms due to faulty postures or neck injuries. Chiropractic treatment goals for the cervical spine include pain management, improving range of motion, and restoring normal function to the head and neck region.
Some common causes of the neck pain include:
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