Stiffness Treatment

Visit our Columbia, MO Chiropractors for Stiffness and Pain Relief

Stiffness in the neck and back is a common issue. Sometimes, individuals wake up with a stiff neck after sleeping in an awkward position all night, or they return home from work with a stiff back after sitting in the office all day. Stiffness can affect almost any part of the body and is often accompanied by pain.

Fortunately, our chiropractors in Columbia have had significant success in helping patients find relief and restore full range of motion through natural, drug-free chiropractic treatment.

Stiff Neck, Back, or Otherwise? Our Chiropractors Can Help.

Embarking on the journey from stiffness to pain relief and smooth, easy movement begins with understanding the underlying cause of your stiffness. If you reside in the Columbia, Missouri area, our chiropractors can diagnose your condition and then create an individually-tailored chiropractic treatment plan to address the root causes of your stiffness.

The most common underlying causes of stiffness include:

Subluxations

Vertebrae in the spine can gradually become misaligned due to poor posture habits or injury. This misalignment can lead to pinched nerves and the development of poor movement patterns and weakness, resulting in stiffness in the back, neck, or other parts of the body.

Injuries

For instance, one of the hallmark symptoms of whiplash, often sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or personal injuries, is a stiff neck. The sudden whipping motion strains the soft tissues, causing inflammation, stiffness, and pain.

Arthritis

Joint pain and stiffness are often the result of long-standing mechanical imbalances in the spine.

Depending on the cause or causes of your stiffness, our chiropractors may recommend the following treatment options to help you move and feel better:

Chiropractic adjustments

Our chiropractors use precise, gentle adjustments to realign misaligned vertebrae, relieving pinched nerves and restoring balance to the spinal system and soft tissues to alleviate stiffness.

Therapeutic exercise

Our chiropractors provide guidance on specific stretches and exercises designed to retrain weakened, stiff muscles.

Relief from a stiff neck, back, or joints is achievable with the assistance of our chiropractors. If you’re in the Columbia area, schedule an appointment with our chiropractors at (573) 445-4444.