Neck Pain

One of the most common body aches is neck pain. Your neck muscles become strained due to poor posture, whether from hunching over a desk or workbench. But neck pain could likewise be caused by osteoarthritis and injury. If neck pain is affecting your daily life, you can consult with Dr. Logan here at The Body Connection - Health and Wellness Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. She can determine what’s causing your neck pain and recommend suitable treatments for it. Just talk to your neck pain Oakbrook Terrace, IL specialist today!

What’s Causing My Neck Pain?

The neck is very flexible and is responsible for supporting your head’s weight, so it is susceptible to conditions and injuries that restrict motion and cause pain. In this light, common neck pain causes typically include the following:

  • Muscles Strains: This involves overuse of the neck muscles, such as spending prolonged hours hunching over your smartphone or computer. Even seemingly harmless things like gritting your teeth or reading in bed could strain your delicate neck muscles.
  • Injuries: Auto collisions cause whiplash injuries that happen when your head is jerked forcefully backward and forward.
  • Nerve Compression: Bone spurs or herniated disks in your neck’s vertebrae place pressure on nerves that branch out from your spine.
  • Worn Joints: Like all joints in the body, the neck joints also wear down as you age. For instance, osteoarthritis results in the cartilage between the bones to deteriorate. The body then develops bone spurs that cause pain and impact joint motion.
  • Certain Diseases: These include rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and meningitis, among others.

What are The Common Symptoms of Neck Pain in Oakbrook Terrace, IL?

  • Headaches
  • Pain that’s worsened when holding the head in one position for extended periods, like when working at a desk or driving
  • Muscle spasms and tightness
  • Reduced ability to properly move the head without pain

When Should I Visit My Doctor?

In most cases, neck pain resolves with rest and at-home remedies. Otherwise, visit your neck pain Oakbrook Terrace, IL specialist for a thorough examination. Likewise, get immediate help if your neck pain is due to an injury, like a fall, sporting accident, or an auto accident. You should also seek urgent care if your pain comes with weakness or numbness in the hands or arms or pain that radiates down the shoulder and arm.

Need Relief from Neck Pain, Talk to Us

Call 630-705-1475 to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Logan here at The Body Connection - Health and Wellness Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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  • "My initial reason for seeking chiropractic care was because I was having some back, neck, and shoulder problems. I had seen other chiropractors and achieved no results. This was not the case at The Body Connection. The experience here is very educational in learning how the body works. I am now able to function in a lot less pain. As a result, I am now more active and look at life with more understanding on how to stay healthy."
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  • "I have been treated by other chiropractors in the past and over the years coming to The Body Connection has been a wonderful experience. I initially came in for lower back and hip pain. As of now, my flexibility has improved and my pain has diminished. I can now walk and stand for longer periods of time. Also doing daily house work isn’t as painful. I feel better after being treated by the doctor. My energy level is increased and it also improves my state of mind."
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  • "After the awesome massage I enjoyed, I decided to have a consultation with Dr. Logan who encouraged me and stated she could help me. I can now hold my head up better and my chronic headache syndrome has subsided. My experience at The Body Connection has been marvelous. To say it plainly; I just feel better!"
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  • "Prior to meeting the staff of The Body Connection Health and Wellness Center at a Ladies Day Expo, I had no knowledge of chiropractic care. Dr. Logan educated me on how the different issues I was experiencing were connected. As a result of getting treated at this facility, my body feels better. I am now able to sit and ride in a car without feeling the lower back pain and spasms of the past."
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