Neck Pain Treatment

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “a pain in the neck,” you can imagine the discomfort literal neck pain can cause. This common condition affects the neck and shoulders, and can feel like anything from an ache to stiffness to a shock. The team at Optimize Chiropractic is well-versed in neck pain and can help you find relief.

How does neck pain manifest?

Symptoms of Neck Pain

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Neck pain with menstrual cycles

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Radiating pain in neck that starts in the goes to shoulder and down to the hand

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One side of the neck feels swollen or hot (hypertonic)

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Neck feeling locked or stuck (decreased range of motion)

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Muscles feel stiff and achy

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What does neck pain mean?

Common Causes of Neck Pain

Sitting at a computer all day? Head down in your smartphone or tablet? Our lifestyles, choices, and habits directly effect our bodies.

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Poor posture

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“Text Neck” Rounded Shoulders, Eye Strain, Poor Desk Ergonomics

Sometimes it’s not necessarily anything we’re doing that’s making us feel bad. The body reacts from within and manifests outwardly as pain and discomfort.

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Pinched nerve in neck or shoulder

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Carpal tunnel

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Degenerative disc disease (narrow or thinning disc)

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Bulging disc

Manual Adjustments

Manual adjustments are the most common types of adjustments and can instantly relieve neck pain.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can help relieve tension that causes neck pain by allowing your muscles to relax, improving circulation and restoring your range of motion.

Dry Needling

Dry needling targets trigger points and tight muscles, promoting relaxation and improved blood flow, which can help reduce pain and enhance overall neck mobility and function.

Stretches & exercises

Specific stretches and strengthening exercises to support the structure and function of your spine can also have an indirect and positive effect on your pain and overall wellness.

How can adjustments and lifestyle changes help?

Benefits of Chiropractic

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Relieve Pain

Most patients experience immediate relief from pain after manual or gentle adjustments.

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Reduce Tension

An immediate decrease in pain helps reduce inflammation and tension so the body has an opportunity to heal.

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Enhance Quality of Life

Maintenance appointments can help you regain your functionality and maintain a high quality of life.