Neck Pain Can Be Treated with Cervical Traction Therapy
Approximately fifty percent of adults in the United States suffer from chronic neck pain, which can impede daily tasks. About twenty percent of those affected can find themselves with a lower quality of life. However, you do not have to adjust your life to accommodate for neck pain. Instead, consider the services of Dr. Nicholas Gonzales. Dr. Gonzales is our chiropractor in Lexington at Greystone Chiropractic who offers cervical traction treatment to those who are living with chronic neck pain.
Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain is a common condition that our chiropractor treats. Many diseases, disorders, and actions can intensify the pain, such as:
- Sleeping in an awkward position
- Pinched nerves in the neck
- Spinal stenosis
- Not giving the neck a break after looking down for long periods
- Poor posture
- Cervical herniated discs
Those who play sports, involved in an auto accident, or perform extreme activities are prone to cause neck pain as well.
How Cervical Traction Can Help with Your Neck Pain
Cervical traction is a chiropractic treatment that is typically used as part of the rehabilitation process. The therapy involves gently stretching the neck and freeing the surfaces of the discs and joints in the neck to relieve pressure in those areas. It can also allow the spinal nerves to exit the spinal canal without issue.
How Is It Applied?
There are two methods of application in the cervical traction treatment process: manual cervical traction and mechanical cervical traction. Manual cervical traction involves our chiropractor holding your neck and head in his hands and gently providing traction to the cervical spine. Mechanical cervical traction is very similar to the manual procedure. Instead of using the hands to apply a traction force to the neck, a machine does all the work. It can even adjust the amount of force applied to the area.
Who Should Seek Cervical Traction Treatment?
Anyone who is experiencing neck pain, no matter how minor or severe it is, should consider cervical traction as a treatment option. Dr. Nicholas Gonzales can tell you if this is the right method for reducing your pain and other symptoms after an evaluation.
Interested in This Method? Give Us A Call Today to Find Out More About Cervical Traction
Dr. Nicholas Gonzales is a chiropractor in Lexington who offers cervical traction services to patients suffering from chronic neck pain. Call Greystone Chiropractic today at 336-243-5433 to schedule your appointment.