Around 70% of American adults experience neck pain at some point during their lives. In many cases, neck pain becomes chronic and interferes with your mobility and quality of life. The team of expertly trained health care providers at Arctic Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, can identify the root cause of your neck pain and provide customized treatment plans to heal your body and alleviate your pain. Call the office or make an appointment online today.
Neck pain might be a prevalent complaint, but that doesn’t mean that you have to accept it. If you have neck pain that lasts for more than a few days and doesn’t start to subside or interferes with your mobility, you need to make an appointment at Arctic Medical Center for assessment and treatment.
Poor posture is a widespread cause of neck pain. The average American spends more than five hours a day with their head tilted down to gaze at their phone, which puts a lot of stress on the muscles, connective tissue, and vertebrae in the neck.
Other common causes of neck pain include:
The health care team at Arctic Medical Center offers comprehensive exams to assess your neck pain and identify its cause. Once they know what’s causing your pain, they can create a treatment plan to address it.
The providers create customized treatment plans that address the condition causing your pain for long-lasting relief.
They may combine regenerative medicine, integrative therapies, chiropractic care, and other rehabilitative therapies to heal your injury or condition to relieve neck pain and manage your related headaches and jaw pain.
For example, the providers offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and mesenchymal stem cells that may stimulate your body’s natural healing response.
Also, if your neck pain is also causing headaches, you might find that chiropractic care can reduce or even eliminate your headaches.
You can take steps to reduce your risk of neck pain. You should take care to practice good posture. If you work at a desk, make sure that your workstation is set up correctly to reduce strain on your neck and spine.
You should also make sure to get regular physical activity and avoid cigarettes and other tobacco products. You can also practice neck stretches to ease day-to-day tension.
However, if you have neck pain that interferes with your life, call Arctic Medical Center or make an appointment online for personalized, patient-focused care.