What causes neck spasms?A neck spasm occurs when the muscles in the neck suddenly tighten and tense. A neck spasm can feel like a sharp pain in the neck and are very uncomfortable and last for days even weeks. It may also be accompanied or followed by deep muscular pain, which makes it difficult to move. Neck spasms can be caused by slouching or bending your head for extended periods, sleeping on the wrong pillow, working at a desk, excessive stretching, and exercising. Neck spasms are often caused by a torn neck muscle (as a result of over exertion) or stress-related tension and should be addressed as soon as possible.

Neck Spasms Can Be A Sign There Is A Bigger Problem

There are more serious causes of spasms than the usual ones. Whiplash, spinal stenosis and meningitis are some of the more serious causes. The majority of neck spasms are caused by the same thing. It is important to consult a doctor immediately if the cause of your neck spasms was an injury. Speak to a doctor also if your symptoms are severe or persist for more than a week.

Can Chiropractic Treatment Relieve Pain From Neck Spasms?

Chiropractic treatment is highly effective for neck spasms. Chiropractic treatment focuses on the nervous system, muscular system and skeletal system. All of these are involved in neck spasms. The neuromusculoskeletal is composed of the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems. The chiropractor’s treatment of these systems, often in the form of a cervical adjustment or manipulation, helps to balance the entire system network. The chiropractic treatment of neck spasms helps to realign the skeletal structure, release any tight muscles and relieve pressure on nerves which are inflamed. Regular chiropractic treatments help to keep the neck limber and soft, increase circulation, reduce tension and facilitate healing.

Chiropractor To Help With Neck Spasms

Chiropractic care has provided immediate relief for neck spasms regardless of the cause. With a few simple treatments, you can be pain-free. There are many options, from acupuncture and massage therapy up to corrective exercises. Chiropractic treatments can help relieve neck pain while strengthening your body so that you don’t experience it again. Contact Advanced Medical Twin Cities by calling (763) 541-280 or contact us online today to experience pain-free living!