Neck Pain Correction by Dr. Janet Jeranek, Our Kenosha Chiropractor
If you are suffering from an ache in your neck that has you looking for a chiropractor in Kenosha, you are not alone. Neck pain affects nearly 50% of those in the workforce, and at any point in time, it's estimated that 12% of women and 9% of men are experiencing neck pain, which often includes shoulder pain and can lead to headachesas well. At Jeranek Family Chiropractic, our Kenosha chiropractor, Dr. Janet L. Jeranek treats a variety of ailments, including neck pain, in both adults and children, but the first step in treatment is to take a close look at the symptoms and perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of the symptoms.
Common Sources of Neck Pain
Some of the most common sources of neck pain include
- Soft tissue injuries to the muscles, tendon, and/or ligaments
- Arthritis of the spine, which irritates nerves in the neck
- Spinal injuries and conditions
- Disc problems
- Poor Posture
- Text Neck
- Stomach Sleeping
- Reversed curvature
- Computer posture
Determining the cause of neck pain is not something to simply guess at. At Jeranek Family Chiropractic, our diagnostic evaluation is very thorough and we will examine the spine, joints, ligaments, muscles, and discs as well as ask you several questions about your history to get a clear picture of what factors play a role in your neck pain, so the most effective treatment possible can be administered.
What Neck Pain Means for a Child
Whenever a parent brings a child in for chiropractic care, the process for evaluating the child's symptoms is always a bit different than if an adult were to come in with the same issue. Since a child’s body is still growing, more care needs to be taken when delivering Chiropractic treatment to help the child both short and long term.
Most instances of neck pain in children are similar to what an adult experiences, and are caused by muscle strain, awkward sleep position, turn the head too fast, holding the head in a still position too long, texting, or falling while playing.
While some may suggest giving a child over the counter pain medicine when they have symptoms of a neck ache, there are several reasons to give chiropractic care a chance. At Jeranek Family Chiropractic, Dr. Janet Jeranek, our Kenosha chiropractor looks at the whole person when she decides which service or services a patient needs to correct the cause of pain and help patient’s recover from their injuries. She uses this approach with a child as well as with adults. In caring for a child’s neck pain, she may try a variety of approaches including
- Traditional chiropractic care
- Thompson Technique
- Pettibon Technique
- Corrective exercises
- Physiotherapy techniques
- Lifestyle advice and nutritional counseling
One thing that we don’t prescribed is medication. In many cases the treatment Dr. Janet Jeranek delivers is enough to take care of symptoms and have the child back to their regular activities in no time. When a child sees how chiropractic care from Dr. Janet Jeranek, a Kenosha chiropractor can make them feel better, they learn an important lesson that relief from discomfort is a two-way street, and lasting relief requires participation and commitment from the health care provider as well as the patient.
To learn more about how Dr. Janet Jeranek, a chiropractor in Kenosha can help you or your child's neck pain Call Jeranek Family Chiropractic at (262) 694-7833, today!