all wake up occasionally with a sore neck. It can be caused by something as simple as falling into a deeper than normal sleep while your neck is craned more extremely than usual. That kind of neck pain usually self corrects in a day or so, and it may not recur for a long time. But if you find that you wake up more frequently than every so often with a sore neck, you may be identifying a pattern. And if there is a pattern–even one that is not yet possible to fully understand–it may be time to schedule a visit with the team at Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab.

There are many potential causes of neck pain. What most of us refer to as “sleeping wrong” is likely to result in temporary and relatively minor muscle pain in the neck. If your neck pain is more persistent and you find that you experience it after waking from a night’s sleep, you may be able to benefit from some chiropractic care and perhaps a consultation about possibly changing your pillow and/or mattress. Treatment for that kind of periodic neck pain can be classified as good chiropractic maintenance.

Non-Invasive Treatment For Neck Pain

Unfortunately, for many people, the issues they are experiencing with their necks require more concentrated attention. Whiplash is a common result of car accidents. It is caused by the sudden and often violent movement of the head. The acute change of momentum in one direction when one car hits another results in that violent movement of the head. The structures of the neck–muscles, ligaments, tendons, and of course the vertebrae–are vulnerable to such movement. Muscle fibers can tear, as can the ligaments and tendons, and of course the vertebrae can be forced out of alignment. The result is pain, and the pain can be severe enough to require immediate attention.

Chiropractic care is perfectly suited to the relief of neck pain, whether minor, moderate, or severe. If the issue primarily affects the vertebrae, the muscles will be forced to compensate, and they too can be a location of pain. Chiropractic adjustment may be warranted for realigning the spinal column, but the process cannot be considered complete until all of the structures receive the treatment needed. Soft tissue responds very well to massage therapy, and acupuncture may be advised to encourage the body’s natural healing properties.

Blaine MN Chiropractor Focusing On Neck Pain Relief

Whatever the source of your neck pain, Catalyst Chiropractic in Blaine Minnesota can help. Call (763) 205-3781 or to schedule an appointment and we will be happy to develop a personalized treatment plan that will help you find relief from your neck pain without having to rely on over the counter medications.