Neck pain can reduce your range of motion, make finding a comfortable position difficult and prevent you from getting a good night sleep. None of these are desirable! Treating neck pain is something that I do everyday as a San Diego Chiropractor. Neck pain can be debilitating – I know this first hand so I can use my personal experience to help you recover.
In most cases, neck pain begins with irritation or inflammation of the joints which cause the muscles to spasm leading to pain and stiffness. Chiropractic treatment specifically targets the joints and muscles making it extremely effective at treating neck pain.
Treating Neck Pain With Chiropractic
For some, the thought of having their neck “cracked” when it is in pain is scary – but it shouldn’t be. Chiropractors are trained professionals who understand the biomechanics of the spinal joints better than most other medical practitioners. At my chiropractic clinic our first focus is to diagnose the cause of your neck pain. In all circumstances, diagnosis of neck pain includes taking a history of the complaint and performing an examination. In some cases getting x-rays or an MRI may be needed. After we understand the nature of your pain we can focus on treatment. Whether you are new to chiropractic care or a long time patient, when you are in my office we strive to keep all of our procedures within your comfort zone. For the majority of patients, treating neck pain with chiropractic adjustments usually provides some level of immediate relief. Treating neck pain with chiropractic care usually involves muscle stimulation, ultrasound, massage and chiropractic adjustments. Supportive at home therapy usually consists of ice pack applications and specific stretches and exercises. The combination of these therapies will reduce your pain, improve your mobility and make you more resistant to re-occurrences of neck pain in the future.