How to Treat: A Neck Sprain or Strain

One of the most common injuries to the neck (cervical spine) is damage to the soft tissues specifically the muscles and ligaments, this type of injury is known as a strain or a sprain. At West End Chiropractic and Wellness, we have had the opportunity to treat numerous patients with a sprain/strain injury and help get them out of pain and prevent future issues from occurring. The key to treating a sprain or strain effectively, is getting it taken care of right away.

Sprains and strains can occur as result of many things, at our office the most common cause of sprains and strains is from a car accident, also we seen many patients who injure their necks as a result of their job/work. Simple things like shoveling or doing household chores with incorrect posture or technique can even lead to a sprain/strain.

Common signs and symptoms of a neck sprain/strain include pain, achiness, soreness, dullness, feeling stiff or tight in the morning or at night, tenderness to touch and occasional pain traveling into shoulders or base of the head. Most individuals have pain upon any type of motion, whether looking up or to the side. If you have may have injured neck and have any of these signs click here to schedule a FREE EXAM and CONSULTATION

Patients who suffer a sprain/strain and don’t receive appropriate medical attention and treatment our at risk for developing scar tissue which can  lead to chronic pain and suffering. At West End Chiropractic and Wellness we offer multiple treatments to help heal sprains and strains and with less scar tissue.  Our doctors are also experts at pinpointing our diagnosis to the specific muscle, tendon, ligament and/or disc that is injured. Depending on the severity of the injury (sprain/strain) will determine the type of treatment and length of treatment necessary.

If you have neck pain, whether mild or severe get checked out before its too late. Even something as simple as shoveling can lead to a lifetime full of pain. Call today and schedule a consultation at (952) 500-8477 or visit us online at West End Chiropractic and Wellness has been helping people in the Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Edina area for over 20 years. See why so many people choose us as their healthcare team. chirostlouispark


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