Active Health Spine & Sport offers treatment for many different forms of neck pain, as neck pain can present in various forms.
Some common presentations of neck related pain and symptoms can include:
- Pain with turning the head
- Decreased range of motion
- Severe tightness at the base of the skull or across the shoulders with computer use or reading
- Pain radiating into the shoulders or arms
- Neck pain that causes headaches or head tension
Most neck pain is caused by straining posture that occurs during awkward sleeping positions, hunching over a computer desk for hours at a time, or reading. Neck pain becomes serious and complex when it affects your day-to-day activities, such as interfering with work, or rotating your head over your shoulder while driving or sleeping.
Whiplash is caused by an injury to the neck when the head is thrust forwards and backwards rapidly, placing subsequent strain on the surrounding muscles and ligaments. This typically occurs in a motor vehicle accident, but it can occur with trips and falls as well. Whiplash can be caused by car accidents even at lower speeds below 15mph. Symptoms of whiplash can take a couple days to come about and can include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Worsening of neck pain with movement
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Tenderness across the shoulders and at the base of the skull
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
Neck pain caused by whiplash can become chronic neck pain if left untreated. Dr. Damir Simunac can help to diagnose and handle the underlying problem.
Neck pain caused by whiplash can become chronic if left untreated. Dr. Michael Kauf can help to diagnose and handle the underlying problem. Visiting a chiropractor allows your spine to gently become realigned to its proper position allowing your pain to dissipate.
Treatment for neck pain is determined after the cause of your pain. We perform a thorough examination of the affected area after taking a thorough and complete health history. Diagnostic imaging and x-rays are only performed if medically necessary, and that work is referred out and analyzed by medical radiologists. Once the cause of your pain has been established, a treatment plan is made that is most appropriate to the signs and symptoms, as well as the needs and goals of the patient. Treatment can consist of chiropractic adjustments or manipulation, soft tissue therapy or manual therapy to the affected area such as Active Release Technique, stretches, functional dry needling or exercises.