Neck pain isn’t always a serious health issue, but it can make it hard to work, drive, and sleep. Nathan D. Gomez, DC, and Brian Riggs, DC, at One Life Chiropractic in Katy, Texas, can help you get fast, lasting results with their neck pain therapies. The highly skilled providers use state-of-the-art methods to help get your body back to its self-healing state. For relief from your neck pain, cal the office or request an appointment online today.request an appointment
What is neck pain?
Neck pain includes any discomfort you feel in your neck. The pain may range from mild to severe and last only a few hours or days or occur regularly. When your neck feels sore, you may have difficulty moving it, making it hard to go about your daily routine.
Your neck is the most flexible part of your spine, allowing you to move your head in many directions. Unfortunately, the structure and function of your neck and the weight of your head make it a common source of pain.
What causes neck pain?
Poor posture, injuries, and degenerative conditions are common causes of neck pain.
Many people experience neck pain because they keep their head bent for hours at a time looking at their smartphone or computer. This position stresses the neck, leading to muscle strain and pain.
Sports injuries and car accidents may also lead to neck pain. Whiplash is a neck pain injury that occurs when your head moves forcefully back and forth, stretching the ligaments.
Arthritis and degenerative disc disease (DDD) are common degenerative conditions that cause neck pain. Disc degeneration may also lead to a herniated disc that irritates or compresses the spinal cord or a spinal nerve root, resulting in radiating pain.
Finding the cause of your neck pain is essential for getting the right treatment.
What can I expect during a neck pain evaluation?
You can expect patient-centered care during your neck pain evaluation at One Life Chiropractic. The providers take a holistic approach, focusing on your whole health, not your pain.
They review your symptoms, when they occur, and how they affect your daily routine. They also ask about your typical day and medical history and do a physical exam. The providers may also take an X-ray of your neck to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.
What treatments can help my neck pain?
One Life Chiropractic focuses on creating neck pain treatment plans that get you fast and lasting results. Your plan may include the following:
- Manual manipulation
- ArthroStim® therapy
- Laser therapy
- Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)
- Precision medicine
- Posture therapy
Your provider works with you, adjusting your plan as your pain improves.
For neck pain relief, call One Life Chiropractic or request an appointment online today.