Casey Morgan, DC, Chiropractor, Austin
1619 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703
512-472-1116

Austin Chiropractor Helps You Take Better Care Of Yourself and Your Family

The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health.Dr. Casey Morgan, Austin Chiropractor As a concerned Austin Chiropractor, I believe in educating you about your condition and giving you real life strategies to help prevent future problems. This Patient Education section will provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle. We urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment so you can see the benefits of Chiropractic care.

Your cervical spine connects your brain stem to your spinal cord. It is an area rich in blood vessels and other soft tissue, such as ligament and tendons. Neck pain is slightly less common than back pain, but no less important or treatable.

Common causes of neck pain include, but are not limited to:

  • Cervical herniated disc.
  • Cervical stenosis, which is caused by a herniated disc or degenerative joint, can cause pain to radiate down the arm, and lead to shooting pain and coordination problems in the arms and legs.
  • Muscle strain degeneration of the facet joint cartilage.
  • Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints, such as hips and knees.

A sprain of the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the neck area usually causes acute neck pain. Vehicular accidents, repeated carrying of heavy items (such as luggage), or awkward sleeping positions are often the culprits. Most minor ligament or tendon injuries in the neck will subside with proper care, including rest, ice or heat application, and rehabilitation such as chiropractic care and physical therapy.

One common symptom of chronic neck pain is an ache that radiates down the arm, sometimes into the hands and fingers, accompanied by numbness or tingling. Foraminal stenosis, a condition caused by degenerative changes in the neck joints, involves a herniated disc or a pinched nerve. This in turn causes chronic neck pain.