Are chiropractic adjustments to the neck safe?
Yes! While a brief moment of discomfort is common in those with very severe tightness in the neck, most patients express feelings of immediate relief after the adjustment is done. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe, natural, and non-invasive way to treat pain. The use of steroids, or other pain remedies, is often ruled out in favor of chiropractic care. The holistic approach to pain remedy also allows young children, expectant mothers, and even the elderly to enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care without the after-effects of strong medicine.
When should you see a chiropractor for neck pain?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should consult with a chiropractor regarding your neck pain:
- A persistent ache
- A stabbing or burning pain
- Increased sensitivity to mild pressure applied to the neck
- Neck pain plus headache and numbness or tingling in one or both arms
- Increased tension/tightening in the muscles in the neck
Is it ok to “pop” my own neck?
No. If done too often or too forcefully by pulling and twisting with your hands, it can result in joint instability and misalignments which can cause throbbing neck pain, tingling and numbness in your limbs, or worse. Manipulation of the neck is best left to a licensed professional.
Is massage or chiropractic better for neck pain?
We recommend you do both. Chiropractic treatment focuses on realigning the spine and neck vertebrae to alleviate pressure on the nerves which cause the pain. Massage therapy used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment will help relax the muscles and ligaments enhancing cell metabolism and generating new cell growth within the inflamed tissue.
Are chiropractors covered by insurance for neck pain?
Kalani Total Health Center believes in the value of wellness care for you and your family and has maintained a pricing structure that allows care for all budgets. Our office participates in most insurance programs. We also accept auto accident and workers’ compensation cases. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged.