As long as you can give information on what, where, duration and how your symptoms or discomfort affect your life, and ask what you can expect from your chiropractic practitioner. If it makes sense to you, then go for it. Do not be afraid to ask questions. If you are not getting your questions answered in a way that makes sense to you, move on.
Before you choose a doctor, educate yourself on different methods of Chiropractic. Make sure the doctor you choose has the licenses and certifications described by the practice. Performing your due diligence is always prudent!
causing this. Get a motion study to see whats working in there and not
working. That will give you more of an answer than tight muscles. I hope
of why it is always tight. I would look into finding someone who uses
McKenzie therapy locally to see if you have an issue with an intervertebral
disc, and see if anyone uses Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization or DNS
near you to see if you're using those tight neck muscles to compensate for
instability or improper breathing patterns.
You must ask yourself: "where do the muscles attach?"
To the bones! Namely in the spine! Massage will help release muscle tension, but getting adjusted with some regularity will better align the structure (spine) the that muscles attach to, helping the massages last longer and promoting better health and overall function!
At least go get checked! Your body will improve drastically.
help you depending on the cause of the neck pain. Chiropractors will
examine and test your neck and upper back to determine the correct course
of care. Massage is very helpful when done in conjunction with chiropractic
However, there are many metabolic disorders, genetic disorders, etc... example would be GAD1 enzyme antibodies causes, ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stiff_person_syndrome) or AS (Ankylosing spondylitis).
So, make an appointment with someone that is referred to by a trusted source such as another doctor or a few friends. Read reviews and plan on giving health history along with any blood work to help aid in the diagnosis. Imaging is always helpful
can determine the cause of your condition.
So chiropractic can help you depending upon
the results determined.
means that you are not getting to underlying cause of the tightness. There
are many causes for neck pain and it is possible that chiropractic can
help. The only way to find out is to get a thorough chiropractic
evaluation to find the cause.
Dr. Wil Schweigert
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New York, NY 10017
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Massage is great for the soft tissue and has many health benefits.
The soft tissue being the ligaments, tendons and muscles.
If there are any bony misalignments, massage will not help realign those.
Many people are in need of that bony alignment first and foremost and then
if get a massage it will have the ability to do much better and last much
I would highly recommend that you seek out the care of an experienced Upper
Cervical Specific Doctor in your area first. This is type of chiropractor
that has advanced training in being more detailed and more precise with you
and focuses mainly on the cervical spine or neck area.
If you need help in finding a good one in your area let me know as there
are a few different types of techniques and methods of performing the
Hope this helps...
St Charles, MO
is taut and tender muscle fibers. Chiropractic and massage work
wonderfully together. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with a
chiropractor and having an evaluation to see what chiropractic can do for
with chiropractic care, we are working on the joints, and with massage,
they are working on the muscles. If you work on both, we can get some
great, fast results.
techniques, Chiropractic is often an excellent option.
to know more information about you and the nature of your complaints in
more detail. No one has a crystal ball that allows one to diagnose a
particular patient without directly examining that patient, but I can
answer your question in general terms. Tightness, stiffness, or chronic
low level pain in the neck are common complaints that bring people to the
Chiropractor. These complaints generally respond well to Chiropractic
care. However, it is important to determine the underlying cause of the
Dr. David Campbell
them. All the massages in the world won't correct that. See a Chiropractor
to balance your cervical vertebrae, and your muscles will then have to
re-adapt to going back to where they belong as well. Then, your range of
motion will increase and your tightness will decrease. Got your back!
damage. Chiropractic removes nerve interference by realigning the vertebra
in the spine. Chiropractic and massage work wonderfully together.
that the stiffness you are feeling is not from the muscles directly but in
the joint capsules. A chiropractor will probably check the joints in your
neck, upper back and shoulders to see if the stiffness is actually coming
from those joint areas. It's also good to rule our osteoarthritic changes
that can lead to stiffness but even that can be addressed by a
been evaluated to rule out any medical conditions as a cause? If none were
found, and if regular massage treatment by a good therapist has not helped,
then it is pretty safe to say it is not 'just a muscle problem.' It is
certainly not a deficiency of muscle relaxers or NSAIDs.
Since joint fixation can be a cause of tight feeling in the neck, a
Chiropractic evaluation would be appropriate. Chiropractic doctors are
experts in determining and correcting joint fixations. They can also give
you advice on posture and exercises that could be of benefit and bring you
Biochemical imbalance from nutrient deficiency or occasional excess can
also contribute to the symptom of 'tightness.' Consulting with a clinical
nutrition expert would be appropriate.
Dr. Juanee Surprise, DC. NMD, DCBCN, BCIM, IMD
Doctor of Chiropractic, Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Indigenous Medical Doctor, Certified Traditional Tribal Practitioner
Board Certified By: Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition
American Association of Integrative Medicine
Office Phone: 940-999-6868
Many people with neck stiffness may have previous injuries, overuse or even
bad sleeping habit. If massage can relieve your neck problem temporarily,
then you might fall into this category. Chiropractic can help tight neck if
you have misaligned cervical spines. People with muscular issues in the
neck area would most likely have misaligned cervical spines. Therefore,
adjustment can most certainly help your condition. But, you still need to
find the cause of your stiff neck. Otherwise, the therapy, treatment you
receive might still be temporary relief. Hope this helps.
cause symptoms due to one or multiple misalignments in the neck. The
massage releases the spasmed muscles which results in instability of the
neck so they have to tighten back up again to do their job and creates the