Conditions We Treat

Neck Pain

What a Pain in the Neck!

Pain located in the neck is a common condition. The causes of neck pain are as varied, as the list is long.  Consider just a few examples:

  • Injury and Accidents: Whiplash is a common injury sustained during an auto accident. This is typically termed a hyperextension and/or hyperflexion injury, because the head is forced to move backward and/or forward rapidly beyond the neck’s normal range of motion. The unnatural and forceful movement affects the muscles and ligaments in the neck. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue resulting in pain and stiffness.
  • Growing Older: Degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease are known to affect the spine as well.
  • Everyday Life: Poor posture, obesity, and weak abdominal muscles disrupt the spine’s balance often causing the neck to bend forward to compensate. Smart phones, laptops, video games, and heavy backpacks contribute to this now, more than ever before. Stress and emotional tension can cause muscles to tighten and contract, resulting in pain and stiffness.
  • Other Disease Processes: Although neck pain is commonly caused by strain or injury, prolonged pain and/or neurologic deficit may be an indication of something more serious. These symptoms should not be ignored. Spinal infection, spinal cord compression, tumor, fracture, and other disorders can occur. If head injury has been sustained, more than likely the neck has been affected too.
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How Does Downtown’s Healthcare address Neck Pain?

At Downtown’s Healthcare, we take a team approach.  First, we do a very thorough consultation and evaluation to determine the cause of one’s neck pain.  Once we have determined the cause, we create a unique treatment plan to not only get one out of pain, but to correct the underlying cause of the neck pain.  

Why are we better?

We have a team of providers to help you.  We have the best of medical and the best of chiropractic combined, to help you get out of pain ASAP.  We not only focus on getting you out of pain quickly, but also on finding the underlying cause of your neck pain, so we can correct the problem.  Every patient is unique.  We work with you to tailor a treatment plan that fits with your needs and lifestyle goals.  We offer precise diagnostic tests to accurately diagnose and identify the source of your pain.

Treatment options can range from:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Massage
  • PNF Stretching
  • Rehab
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Decompression
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When you come in to visit our office, you will quickly learn that all of our services are aimed to treat the underlying condition you suffer from, and not just the symptoms. Your health and overall well-being are very important to us; if you think we can help, don't hesitate to reach out.