Neck pain often occurs because of poor posture or an awkward sleeping position. At Complete Healthcare in Charlotte, North Carolina, experienced chiropractor Christopher L. Beller, DC, and the team offer conservative and noninvasive treatments for neck pain. Call Complete Healthcare today to receive treatment for neck pain, or make your appointment online.
Neck pain makes it difficult to twist, turn, or tilt your head. It’s usually the result of strained muscles and ligaments, but it can also point to more serious underlying issues.
If you have neck pain that doesn’t improve with rest, ice, and activity modification, contact the team at Complete Healthcare. They can identify the cause and make personalized treatment recommendations.
Symptoms of neck pain include:
You may notice your pain worsens after certain activities, like driving, sitting at a computer, or watching TV.
Neck pain occurs for various reasons, including:
A compressed nerve may trigger neck pain. For example, a herniated intervertebral disc may bulge outward and pinch a nerve (or nerves) in your neck.
Your Complete Healthcare provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and completes a chiropractic exam. They gently press on your neck and shoulders, pinpointing sensitive areas. They also check your skin for redness, bruising, and swelling.
Your chiropractor tests how far you can move your head from side to side and orders a series of X-rays to check for things that might cause neck pain, like bone spurs, fractures, or vertebral abnormalities.
At Complete Healthcare, the team uses minimally invasive and conservative measures to treat neck pain. They may recommend:
These treatments provide lasting relief, allowing you to return to your favorite activities.
There’s no way to prevent neck pain entirely, but you can reduce your risk. The team at Complete Healthcare recommends practicing good posture, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a balanced diet.
Your sleep habits may contribute to neck pain, so make sure you have a comfortable pillow that provides adequate support.
Call Complete Healthcare today to explore the treatment options for neck pain, or make your appointment online.