Your neck – also referred to as the cervical spine – is a delicate accumulation of vertebrae, nerves, and muscles that work to support your head. The neck is very flexible and capable of rotating from side to side, up and down. Though the neck is not weak, it is susceptible to injury and pain. Neck pain is a common complaint and is often the result of poor posture, whiplash, or even stress. Even a simple fall or sports injury is enough to cause a sprain or compress a disc. If you are experiencing neck pain that won’t seem to go away, chiropractic treatment may be your solution.
Did you know…
Millions of Americans suffer from neck pain every day, many of whom could find relief by visiting a Pain physician. Of those who do seek treatment, many find that physicians not only relieve chronic neck pain but also help alleviate other symptoms, such as headaches and migraines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I see a physician for my neck pain?
Yes. Interventional Pain medicine physicians are trained and experienced in all types of musculoskeletal pain. Diagnostic testing and an in-person consultation will make it possible for a physician to determine whether your chronic neck pain can be treated with PT or if imaging and interventional management are needed.
What should I expect at my appointment?
Your physician will perform a thorough history and a physician examination. They will then evaluate for diagnostic imaging neck and a conservative course of physical therapy. If pain is acute a short trial of medications may be prescribed to help alleviate the symptoms.
Is there anything I can do to help prevent neck pain in the future?
Yes. You may experience less neck pain by periodically visiting the chiropractor for preventative adjustments. In addition, your chiropractor may suggest getting frequent massages or practicing better posture to protect yourself against recurrent neck pain.