Did you ever realize how much you move your neck every day? Did you know that the average head weighs 14 - 16 pounds? That's the same weight as a bowling ball! If you combine this with the fact that the neck has the least amount of muscle support of any area of the spine, it's easy tosee why neck injuries are so common.
Types of neck injuries.
At Laguna Bay Chiropractic in Noosa, we care for many different types of neck injuries.
Subluxations are one of the most common types of painful neck injuries. A subluxation refers to improper movement of the vertebrae of the spine. These misalignments can lead to severe and debilitating neck pain. Fortunately, Dr. Davis can easily treat subluxations of the neck with chiropractic adjustments, electric muscle stimulation and exercises to strengthen supportive muscles.
Sprains, Strains and Spasms
Strains, strains and spasms are a common neck problems. Dr. Davis most commonly sees these injuries in people that work all day in an office and then overdo it on the weekends. Overworking muscles that aren't conditioned properly can lead to micro-tearing in the muscle tissue which can lead to painful, tight or swollen soft tissues. At Laguna Bay Chiropractic in Noosaville, Dr. Davis treats this type of injury with stretches, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy or laser therapy. Dr. then recommends that strengthening exercises for the patient to take home and do one their own to prevent these injuries from happening again in the future.
Bulging of the intervertebral discs is one of the most common sources of debilitating and radiating shoulder, arm and finger pain or numbness. Injuries to the discs of the neck typically occur due to whiplash style traumas like car accidents or trips and falls. Neck Disc injuries also occur due to improper posture such as spending too much time on a cell phone or tablet, computer, reading a book in bed or sitting for hours at a desk. Disc injuries are one of the most common reasons that patients will have neck surgery. Unfortunately, once a disc is injured it can take some time to heal. Disc injuries can heal, they just do so more slowly than a subluxation or sprain strain. If you are suffering from a disc bulge or have radiating pain into the shoulders, arms, hands or fingers, you should see Dr. Davis first. Dr. Davis is a disc injury specialist and has the equipment and experience necessary to treat neck pain due to disc bulges. At Laguna Bay Chiropractic in Noosa, we have invested in one of the most effective and successful tools available for treating disc injuries, Triton DTS Spinal Decompression. With some chiropractic adjustments, following your treatment plan and home exercises and spinal decompression, you have a good change of avoiding neck surgery associated with a disc bulge.
Why see us for your neck pain?
Dr. Travis Davis, the primary chiropractor at Laguna Bay Chiropractic of Noosa, is a neck pain specialist. He has the experience, expertise and has invested in the best technology available to care for your neck pain. Dr. Davis prides himself in giving 110% and "going the extra mile" for his patients. You can rest assured that when visiting Laguna Bay Chiropractic, you are not simply the next patient in line or a number. We care about your well being and giving you the results that you need and frankly, are paying for. If you are needlessly suffering from Low Back Pain, pick up the phone and call Laguna Bay Chiropractic now. You'll be glad you did!