Types of neck pain
Neck pain treatment should be natural and non-surgical. When you seek treatment at a chiropractic clinic, your chiropractic doctor will focus on reducing your neck pain and related symptoms. There are a number of different types of neck conditions that Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) treat:
- Cervical intervertebral disc injuries that don’t require surgery
- Cervical sprain injuries
- Degenerative joint syndrome of the neck
- Facet joint sprain
Neck pain diagnosis by a chiropractor
Your chiropractor will assess your neck pain as well as other regions of the spine, including the mid back and lower back to see if they may also be affected. Chiropractors treat the spine as a whole, because they see their patients as a “whole person,” not just the symptoms. He or she may determine that there is a need to educate you on nutrition, stress management, and lifestyle goals as part of the process for treating your neck pain. He or she will evaluate areas of restricted movement and will look at how you walk as well as your posture and spinal alignment. In addition to a physical exam, your chiropractor will gather your medical history and may order imaging tests to help diagnose the exact cause of your neck pain.
Chiropractic treatment for neck pain
Your chiropractor has several options for the treatment of neck pain; including a combination of spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and other treatment modalities as part of your care plan for neck pain. Spinal adjustments help restore joint movement and re-alignment. Therapeutic massage may be recommended as a way to help relax tense muscles. Physical therapy and rehabilitative exercises may also be used to alleviate neck pain symptoms. There are cases where inferential electrical stimulation (the use of a low frequency electrical current) may be used to stimulate neck muscles. Ultrasound therapy sends sound waves into your muscle tissues to help stiffness and pain in your neck. These treatments are simply examples of possible chiropractic treatments for neck pain; your individual treatment plan will be based upon your diagnosis.
Care you can count on in Charlotte, NC
If you are suffering from shoulder or neck pain and you are looking for the natural, non-invasive treatment that chiropractic clinics offer, consider one of the top chiropractic clinics in the Charlotte area. In addition to gentle adjustments, you can expect supplemental therapies such as the application of heat or cold, electrical stimulation, diet counseling, or rehabilitative exercise. Every solution is pain free! ChiroCarolina®, one of Charlotte’s top chiropractic centers, is known all over the South east for providing conservative and effective chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area- located conveniently off North Tryon Street.