Treatment for Neck Pain April 5, 2013
Neck Pain Treatments at (*insert name here)
As a result of poor posture and countless hours spent in front of a computer screen everyday, eyestrain and neck pain have become two of the most frequent complaints from the current generation. Although the ailments can affect anyone who fits the repetitive motion description, the common source of new complaints has arisen from the age fifty and up category.
Other than the computer monitor and desk chairs that cause slouched posture and a bent down head, the stiffness in the neck can be caused by many other activities as well. Excessive sitting or driving, repetitive lifting, frequently carrying heavy packages and even sleeping patterns and positions can cause cramping or stiffness in the neck and other regions.
What separates us from our competitors?
The team of professionals at (*insert name here) are specifically trained in the expert treatment of neck pain and similar painful conditions. Even before a treatment plan is proposed, they have thoroughly evaluated the entire spine and surrounding regions. They believe that covering more than simply the area of complaint is required to have a full understanding of the problem as well as the ability to recommend an effective treatment and pain management strategy. In most cases, the staff will also provide tips and advice about overall healthy lifestyle options that can reduce stress and aid in better exercise and nutrition choices.
The first step to a proper diagnosis is to explore the painful areas and identify any restriction to the range of motion. The next step is to observe and test the general posture, walking patterns and spinal alignment. This helps the staff better understand the dynamics and skeletal movements. There is also a portion of the examination that includes a thorough review of the complete medical history, which often helps the practitioner find the foundational causes of the pain or condition. In some cases, additional testing such as MRI or X-ray images are necessary to fully diagnose a patient or problem area.
Treating Neck Pain – How We Can Help:
In treating neck pain, we have found that a multi-layered approach usually yields them most productive pain relief and lasting effects. A treatment plan may include standard occupational or physical therapy, spinal manipulation and several other chiropractic techniques may be implemented.
The most frequent practice of spinal manipulation may include the use of an external apparatus that assists the chiropractor perform the technique with the utmost precision. This method is similar to the specific spinal manipulation. The flexion distraction technique is also fairly widely used among professionals in the industry who specialize in treating neck pain.
Our philosophy is that the manual therapy techniques are highly efficient ways to achieve and maintain pain relief among the largest population of patients. Another manual method that we frequently utilize is joint stretching and resistance therapies which may include the use of external instruments to induce soft tissue or trigger point therapies.
Primarily, these methods are especially useful to relax the tension among muscles groups. This not only reduces the pain, but also other symptoms as well. Again, the overall goal with these techniques is not only to manage pain, but to produce better posture and body mechanics that will increase the quality of life for our patients.
Our experienced staff isdedicated to treating these and other common neck conditions:
- Cervical sprain injuries
- Cervical in-vertebral disc injuries
- Degenerative joint syndrome
- Facet joint sprain
If you are experiencing acute or chronic neck pain and seeking a comprehensive and successful treatment, please consider contacting us today. Our expert team will assist you with scheduling a consultation with an expert who can evaluate your situation and devise a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to satisfy our patients!