Neck Pain Treatment in Orange County, California
Pain in the neck area can be caused by many things. The most common causes of a painful neck are:
- Strains from over exertion
- Injuries like car accidents
- Chronic postural stress from computer and smartphone use
If you suffer repeated bouts of neck pain, where you have a very painful or stiff neck and then after a week or so it goes away only to return again a month or two later, you have an underlying problem with your neck that is unresolved.
The most common reason for repeated stiff necks and pain are:
- Abnormal neck alignment
- Excessive postural stress on a regular basis
- Degenerative disc disease; breakdown of the discs due to old injuries, repeated stress
Treatment of neck pain depends on the exact nature of the condition, it’s cause and how long you’ve suffered from it.
An acutely painful neck requires gentle treatment to reduce spasm and inflammation. So therapies such as moist heat, electrical muscle stimulation, stretching and range of motion exercises and chiropractic spinal adjustments are very effective at relieving acute neck pain and stiffness.
After the acute episode is over with, or if you are seeking care between bouts of acute neck pain, more active forms of care may be employed such as neck traction, active exercises, deep muscle therapy and chiropractic manipulation to restore normal motion, strength and alignment.
In either phase of care, home care is vital. Home applications of heat and ice and exercises should be given at appropriate times to aid in the recovery process. It’s important to work closely with your doctor of chiropractic and do the exercises that are appropriate for your phase of care. Patient’s often find that some exercises, even though they may be prescribed by a therapist or other doctor serve to aggravate the condition rather than helping.
Chiropractic adjustments for neck pain
You may be aware that chiropractors often treat neck pain and that adjustments are the main form of treatment given, but many people are fearful of neck adjustments. In the hands of a competent doctor of chiropractic, the fear is unwarranted. Neck pain has been shown to be treated very effectively and safely by spinal manipulation. In fact, chiropractic manipulation is one of the safest medical procedures available. You stand a much greater chance of being seriously injured in a car accident on your way to the chiropractor than you do for suffering any kind of adverse reaction to a neck adjustment.
Chiropractic neck adjustments in general are not painful, last a fraction of a second and many patients feel immediate changes after being adjusted.
Suffering from neck pain or stiffness? Contact our office immediately at (714) 938-0575 and you can meet with Dr. Marks to discuss your neck issue. We even offer a New Patient Special for our Orange County neighbors.
Complete First Visit only $49
This visit includes consult, exam, x-rays, your first treatment and a personalized action plan for your condition. This is everything you need to discover what is causing your neck pain, as well as your first pain relieving adjustment, a value of over $250.
We have limited spots available each month for this special, so call immediately and book your spot. The number is (714) 938-0575 and ask for the new patient special.
Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor
1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange, CA 92868
Chiropractic neck pain treatment Orange CA