Neck Pain


There is a good chance that you have experienced some type of neck discomfort at one time or another. The neck supports your head, which can weigh 10 pounds or more! In addition to supporting your head, it needs to move in three planes of motion. Injuries and imbalances can cause cervical vertebrae to move out of their correct position (Subluxation). After that, your tendons, ligaments, and muscles can become inflamed, the discs separating the cervical vertebrae can herniate and, the nerves can become pinched due to the misalignment.


Common Symptoms Of Neck Pain

Neck pain can involve just the neck and shoulders, or it may radiate down the arms.

Arthritic changes in the spinal bones such as abnormal bony growth, disc degeneration, and muscle or ligament deterioration may change the normal healthy curve of the neck and result in irritation of the nerves in the spine.

Left untreated can lead to pain symptoms experienced in the face, shoulder arm, wrist, and hand as well as decreased motion.


Common Causes Of Neck Pain

Poor Posture

Working At A Desk For Too Long Without Changing Position

Sleeping with your neck in a bad position

The neck is particularly vulnerable to injury, especially in falls, car accidents, and sports, where the muscles and ligaments of the neck are forced to move outside their normal range. If the neck is dislocated or fractured, the spinal cord may also be damaged. Neck injury caused by a sudden jerking of the head is commonly called “whiplash.”

Arthritic changes in the spinal bones such as abnormal bony growth, disc degeneration, and muscle or ligament deterioration may change the normal healthy curve of the neck and result in irritation of the nerves in the spine.

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes muscle pain throughout the body


How Chiropractic Care Can Help

The chiropractic approach to treating neck pain is to find the source of the neck pain and correct it. By correcting the source of the problem your body can heal itself naturally. Neck pain often responds dramatically to the restoration of normal spinal function through chiropractic care.

Standard medical treatments for your neck pain can include muscle relaxants, painkillers, and tranquilizers. Medications mask the pain, but they do not address the underlying cause. In many cases, chiropractic treatment can help ease pressure on the nerves and prevent the need for surgery. In most cases, surgery should be considered only when conservative treatments fail.


Our office policy is we will not treat any patient for longer than two weeks without experiencing significant results. We will continue to evaluate your progress to ensure we have chosen the most effective treatment for your condition.