Are you experiencing neck pain? If so, you may be interested in the services provided by Zandi Chiropractic at their offices in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. With over 15 years of collective experience and a background in both chiropractic care and physical therapy, Dr. Sepehr Zandi and Dr. Christina Zandi offers patients personalized treatments to help relieve their symptoms and get them back on the road to wellness as quickly as possible!
Zandi Chiropractic’s approach to care is a holistic one, meaning that they takes the time to understand each patient as an individual and offers customized treatment plans designed specifically for each person. This method of personalised treatment practice has been shown by research studies not only to be more effective in relieving pain but also decreases overall healthcare costs! In addition to their education and experience, they continue their education throughout their career with regular professional seminars as well as through continuing over 100 hours of training for new methods every year so that they can offer patients cutting edge treatments aimed at improving their quality of life!
Neck adjustments include manipulating your cervical vertebrae in order to increase joint mobility. This is normally done while lying down on your back in a comfortable and relaxed position. The chiropractor applies pressure to your neck and turns your head in a controlled motion from side to side. Chronic headaches and neck stress are frequently treated with neck adjustments.
How does a chiropractic neck adjustment feel?
The answer to that question really comes down to what your current state of pain is and how long you’ve been suffering from it. If you’re like many people who go in for chiropractic treatment, then you may not notice an immediate change after the first session or two; yet if left untreated, your condition could worsen over time.
An adjustment involves little to no discomfort. You might experience pops and cracks, but you shouldn’t be in too much discomfort. Following a chiropractic visit, some patients may suffer mild pain or minor aches. These minor aches are said to be similar to those experienced after vigorous exercise or extreme stretching.
When to see a chiropractor for neck pain?
When you’re experienceing these symptoms:
- sharp neck pain
- neck and spine pain
- soreness in neck
- neck feels like it needs to crack but won’t
- stiff neck after sleeping
- subluxation neck
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain or discomfort is extremely common, and almost everyone will have it at some point in their lives. Neck pain is usually caused by holding your neck in the same posture for an extended period of time.
Other factors, however, can cause or contribute to neck pain, including:
- Stress or Worry
- Sleeping in awkward position causes neck strain
- overuse or trauma to neck causes myofascial pain
- an accident, can cause whiplash injury or neck fracture
- aging of disc and spine causes cervical spondylosis
Structure of the neck
The little bones known as vertebrae make up your neck and back. To construct the spinal column, these are placed on top of one another.
The spinal column protects the spinal cord and supports your head. This is the primary structure that connects your body’s network of nerves. Messages move through this network, which sends sensations to your brain, such as pain.
Your neck is made up of the cervical vertebrae, which are the top seven bones in your spinal column. Facet joints connect the bones to one another. These are little joints that connect your vertebrae and allow you to move your head in any direction with the help of your neck muscles.
Cartilage discs exist between the vertebrae. The spine’s flexibility is provided by the discs, which act as shock absorbers. When one of these discs in the spine slips slightly out of place, it is called a slipped disc.
Types of common chiropractic techniques for neck treatment
1) Soft Tissue Therapy
Rather than directly attacking the spine, this approach concentrates on the ligaments and muscles.The purpose of this treatment is to improve circulation in order to achieve healing.
The soft tissue technique is a therapeutic massage that concentrates on the muscles and ligaments rather than the spine itself.
Soft tissue therapy removes scar tissue and any other “injury waste” that may be obstructing an athlete or someone who has just had an injury.
Thanks to this soft tissue therapy, toxic byproducts are released, and blood flow and circulation improves.
2) Gonstead technique
The Gonstead adjustment, used to diagnose and treat specific disorders, is one of the most prevalent chiropractic methods.
A chiropractic specialist uses this approach to pinpoint the troublesome spot and subsequently adjust its structures.
This procedure helps to straighten the spine, which helps to alleviate pain and inflammation in your neck.
Let’s assume for a moment that you’ve had neck discomfort for a long time.
The purpose of a chiropractor is to detect and modify the troublesome location along your spine successfully. The Gonstead adjustment in this scenario entails a thorough examination of the spinal region to realign the spine and relieve pain and inflammation in the afflicted areas, thereby reducing the neck pain.
3) Flexion Distraction Treatment
Flexion distraction, a technique less popular, is used to treat scoliosis, joint discomfort, and other problems that cause back and neck pain. A chiropractor will extend the back and correct the spine using this adjustment to treat disc herniations.
Facet joint pain can be treated using flexion-distraction, which has been clinically demonstrated to be effective.
Scoliosis, joint dysfunction, and disc herniation are all conditions that can benefit from this therapy. By reducing joint and back discomfort, this treatment helps to extend and correct the spine and back.
4) Diversified Technique
The three primary goals of the diversified technique are to correct spinal alignment, treat joint dysfunction, and assure adequate movement and mobility.
By using extremely precise hands-on thrusts, chiropractors can restore spinal alignment and increase a patient’s range of motion, which misaligned joints or bones may hamper.
The Diversified Technique is widely used, with 95% of all chiropractors employing it on approximately 70 to 80 percent of their patients.
5) Thompson Technique
The Thompson technique employs a specially designed table made up of padded platforms with drop mechanisms that allow the patient to be “dropped” a fraction of an inch. At the same time, the practitioner completes the adjustment with a fast thrust.
The gently descending action, which resembles a faint vibration, is soothing to patients.
There are several other methods and techniques and Zandi Chiropractic will recommend the best alternatives for you based on your specific circumstances in order to help you achieve your health and pain management goals.