Neck Pain

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WHAT CAUSES NECK PAIN?

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Neck pain has many causes. Here are some of the most common:


• Degeneration and arthritis in the neck, back or shoulders


• Injuries from auto accidents, sports, or slip-and-falls


• Herniated or bulging discs in the neck or upper back


• Bad posture at work or home


• No support while sleeping with a good mattress or pillow


• Carrying heavy loads or even uneven loads

HOW DO WE DIAGNOSE NECK PAIN?

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Neck pain can originate in your neck, upper back, or even your shoulders. The first step is to locate the source of your neck pain.


We do this by conducting a hands-on evaluation. We will see which movements are causing pain; then we’ll examine specific areas using a device that will detect if you have pressure on the nerve(s).


If necessary, we’ll take specific X-Rays of your neck. These pictures are used to confirm a diagnosis or rule out causes before finalizing a care plan.

HOW DO WE TREAT NECK PAIN?

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Your neck, upper back and shoulders are connected, so treatment usually involves all 3 areas. These are the main treatment options we use:


• Adjustments – help to realign the spine and open nerve pathways that could be causing you pain.


• Extremity Adjustments – realign areas such as shoulders, knees, feet, wrists, and elbows and correct faulty biomechanics that could be causing you pain.


• Flexion Distraction Decompression – align the spine and decompress the disc(s).


• Acupuncture – an effective way to open up channels and reduce pain, and improve circulation to promote natural healing.


• K-Laser Therapy – Blood flow is the primary mechanism to speed up healing, thus getting more oxygen to the cells. Class 4 K-Laser therapy creates more ATP in your body.


• Therapeutic Exercises – to improve flexibility, stability, strength, reduce muscle stiffness, and prevent further injury.

HOW DO YOU PREVENT NECK PAIN?

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End your neck pain once and for all. Long-term relief and sustained changes in the body starts with a healthy spine.


Routine adjustments will keep the spine aligned with no pressure on the nerves. You will also notice improved flexibility and relaxed muscles.