Early consultation can reduce late effects that often occur with neck injuries. When you are not quickly improved, or you wonder if something is wrong with your neck, a chiropractor can refer to the necessary X-ray, CT or MRI, or refer to specialists if this proves necessary. However, research has shown that patients with neck pain have benefited from treatment by a chiropractor and there is good evidence that chiropractic is more effective than other conservative therapies.
What happens with our chiropractor?
Chiropractor first task is to rule out serious causes of pain. This is done by a thorough investigation. When the investigation is done, our chiropractor identify location and cause of the pain and then treat. Conservative treatment by chiropractor aims to restore normal function of the locomotor and nervous system to decrease pain, promote overall health and increase quality of life. Treatment will an overall assessment be individually tailored to each individual. In cases where other therapies will be more effective for the individual will chiropractor referring to a physiotherapist, osteopath, acupuncturist or masseur. A chiropractor mainly uses his hands in the processing and uses a variety of methods and techniques to restore normal function in the joints, muscles, connective tissue and nervous system, these include:
Specific joint corrections
Exercises, advice and guidance
What can you do even when you have neck pain?
Contact chiropractor for advice
Cold compress (ice)
Anti-inflammatory drugs for acute neck kink
Keep neck warm otherwise
Acute neck pain is rarely serious, just painful.
Rest neck (painless position) sometimes during the day