Neck pain is one of the leading causes of disability among Americans. With decades of experience in Pearland, Texas, the team at Premier Chiropractic offers chiropractic care and rehab services to help you recover from neck pain.
The team provides personalized treatment plans and management strategies to get you out of pain and prevent the pain from returning.
Neck Pain Q & A
Why Does My Neck Hurt?
Neck pain can be a chronic, nagging issue, or it may occur for no apparent reason or without cause.
Some common activities that cause neck pain include:
- Poor posture
- Looking down at a computer or cell phone for long periods of time
- Sleeping on your stomach
- Quickly turning your head
- Lack of movement
- Sedentary lifestyle
The team can help you determine the potential cause of your pain and develop strategies and habits to prevent the pain from returning once you recover.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain comes from any anatomical structures in the neck that are injured, irritated, or affected by inflammation.
Common causes of neck pain include:
- Intersegmental joint dysfunction
- Cervical facet syndrome
- Muscle strain
- Ligament sprain or whiplash
- Spinal stenosis
- Disc herniation
Neck pain can also trigger headaches, shoulder pain, and numbness and tingling in the arms and hands. The team analyzes all of these factors to determine your diagnosis and plan a treatment strategy.
Call us and tell us about your health issues and set up a free consultation to discuss the treatment that will best get you back to optimum health.
What Do Neck Pain Diagnoses Entail?
In order to determine an accurate diagnosis, the team begins with a comprehensive consultation and physical exam. During your consultation, the team asks about the location of your pain and activities that make your pain better or worse. Next, they check your flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength, and nerve function in your neck and shoulders.
The physical exam also includes orthopedic testing to assess the health of your joints and muscles. These tests involve stretches and movements that may aggravate your pain or provide relief. In some cases, the team may also require X-rays or an MRI at an imaging facility.
Once the team has finished your exam, they provide a diagnosis and outline a treatment plan to help you heal.
What is the Treatment for Neck Pain?
Treatment for neck pain depends on your diagnosis and overall pain intensity. The Premier Chiropractic team begins care with the goal of relieving pain through chiropractic treatment, soft tissue work, and acupuncture. As your condition improves, the team incorporates more active rehab therapies, including exercises and stretches to heal your muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Has your neck pain not resolved in a timely manner? Our team provides referrals to orthopedists in the area for further treatment.
If you or a loved one are suffering from neck pain in Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, Webster, Manvel, Iowa Colony or any nearby city, call us today to schedule an appointment.