Why Women Suffer More Neck Pain Than Men

Portrait of tired tailor woman with neck painWomen report suffering from neck pain due to cervical degenerative disk disease more than their male counterparts. It is unclear whether women feel more pain than men or if men are more reluctant to report pain.  Some of the symptoms of cervical degenerative disk disease include stiff neck, numbness, and burning. The pain can be felt more when the patient is upright or moving their head.

Pain clinics report that women seek treatment for pain from migraine headaches and fibromyalgia at a higher percent than men.  Eleven percent of males reported lower back pain due to lumbosacral degenerative disc disease, and 12 percent of females.

So, do women suffer from more pain than men or do they just seek treatment more frequently?  The studies have not determined that answer, but when suffering from pain, there are some effective treatments to find relief.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is an alternative treatment for neck pain that focuses on the relationship between the body structures. The practitioners use their hands to treat disorders especially those of the spinal column. The treatment does not use surgery or medicine. It influences the nervous system and restores the optimal function of the body.

What Conditions Can Be Treated

Here are some of the disorders chiropractors can deal with:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Headache and migraine
  • Knee and shoulder pain
  • Disk problems
  • Sports and auto accidents injuries
  • Spinal trauma
  • Pinched nerves
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hip and joint pain
  • Plantar fasciitis

Why you should use the Chiropractic care for neck treatment.

Chiropractic care is a very effective non-surgical and non-medication treatment. People who fear surgeries or don’t want an extended recovery period should try Chiropractic massage therapy.

The doctors provide a pain assessment to determine what’s causing the pain and then recommend a natural treatment plan.

The treatment focuses on addressing the neck pain through a massage therapy that influences the nervous system.  Chiropractic care uses techniques such as manual spinal adjustment, ultrasounds, electrical stimulation, and hot/ cold therapy.

The process is fast effective and efficient way of relieving neck pain and providing long term solutions and corrections to the neck pain not by relieving the symptoms, but by going to the source of the pain.

For more information, contact Hooper-Thurston Elite Chiropractic at 252-237-2166.

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