Types of neck pain
Neck pain treatment can be natural and non-surgical when you seek treatment at a chiropractic clinic. Chiropractic care can help reduce 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 evaluate your neck pain as well as other regions of the spine, including the mid back and lower back to see if they may be affected as well. Chiropractors treat the spine as a whole, because they see their patients as a “whole person,” not just your specific symptoms. He or she need to educate you on nutrition, stress management, and lifestyle goals as part of the process for treating your neck pain. In order to decide which approach is appropriate for your pain, the chiropractor will perform a thorough examination to determine the specific cause of your neck pain. He or she will assess 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.
Your chiropractor has many 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. Chiropractic doctors also may use trigger point therapy as a way to relieve tight, painful points on a muscle. Physical therapy and rehabilitative exercises may also be used to ease 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.