Neck Care

Common Causes of Neck Pain Include:

Poor Posture

Bulging or herniated discs

Injury or overuse of muscles, ligaments, facet joints

Muscle spasms

Degenerative Disc Disease

Arthritis

Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)

Strain or tears to the muscles or ligaments supporting the back

You are at particular risk for Neck Pain if you:

Sit at a desk/computer for long periods

Stare at your smart phone with bad posture for extended periods of time

Work in construction or another job requiring heavy lifting, lots of bending and twisting, or whole body vibration

Smoke, don’t exercise, and/or are overweight

Are over age 30

Have bad posture

Have arthritis 

 

How do we treat Neck Pain?

Dr. Blood feels that the best way to treat neck pain is finding the cause first.  We would do a thorough consultation, history, and examination to determine the underlying cause(s).

Once this is completed a common treatment plan may look like this:

First, we will address your muscles spasms and tension with massage therapy techniques and modalities. Next, we will decompress any known herniated, bulging or degenerated discs with flexion/distratction therapy and/or Spinal Traction/Decompression. Then we will increase circulation to the area and decrease pain with our revolutionary Class IV Deep Tissue Laser. Then will provide your body with all the necessary supplements and vitamins that it needs to promote healing and decrease inflammation (if requested).  Some patients may benefit from spinal manipulation which helps restore joint movement. And finally, we will use specific equipment and exercises to strengthen the exact muscles that will be needed to ensure the most long term results and success. It is this comprehensive approach that has led to the changing of hundreds of lives around the area.

 

To schedule a consultation, call (330) 479-9193.