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Posted on 06-07-2012

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints among working Americans, and its severity varies depending on the individual's lifestyle, posture, and overall health.  Neck pain most often occurs in patients who work long hours seated in front of a computer, and due to inadequate posture, in addition to daily wear-and-tear of the neck muscles, present injuries in the cervical tissues and nerves, which cause inflammation, discomfort, and pain.

The most common causes for neck pain include muscle fatigue (from overuse, poor posture, sports injuries, etc.), wear-and-tear of the cervical joints, osteoarthritis, herniated discs, and whiplash injuries.  It is important to take precautions to avoid conditions that may cause injury or damage the neck tissues in order to avoid pain in the area.

In the majority of instances, neck pain is not serious and can be corrected without difficulty through a series of a few sessions of chiropractic adjustments which will help rearranged misaligned vertebrae and tissues that are impinging on the nerves and causing pain.  For more severe cases where neck pain may be restricting normal movement and/or radiating to other areas, such as shooting pains down the shoulders and arms, numbness or loss of strength in the upper extremities, pain that travels down the back, or loss of bladder or bowel control, immediate attention and a thorough analysis are required.  In addition to traditional chiropractic adjustments, cervical spinal decompression with the DRX 9000 device is an excellent solution to treat and help eliminate neck pain, and it is safe and effective even for the most critical cases.  The amount of cervical decompression sessions required will depend on the severity of each case.  Most patients experience improvement after the first session, and long-term results after a short series of treatments.  This is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that is offered in our NYC physical rehab and chiropractic facility, and involves no downtime or additional discomfort, so patients are free to continue their daily routines and can expect an improved quality of life by eliminating pain in a safe, natural, and efficient way.

New Yorkers suffering from neck discomfort or pain are welcome to visit us for a consultation to determine the cause and best treatment options to safely correct problems in the neck area and obtain long-term pain relief and better overall health through our available chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture treatments.  Please visit www.drshoshany.com or call 212-645-8151.

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