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Neck Pain

Chiropractic in Charlotte, NC
Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in Charlotte, NC

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 Q & A

What is neck pain?

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.

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Symptoms of neck pain include:

  • Headache
  • Difficulty moving your head
  • Muscle tightness
  • Muscle spasms

You may notice your pain worsens after certain activities, like driving, sitting at a computer, or watching TV.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain occurs for various reasons, including:

  • Diseases like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Injuries like whiplash
  • Muscle strains
  • Worn joints

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.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

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.

How is neck pain treated?

At Complete Healthcare, the team uses minimally invasive and conservative measures to treat neck pain. They may recommend:

  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy (TENS)
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Traction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Low-level light therapy (LLLT)

These treatments provide lasting relief, allowing you to return to your favorite activities.

Is there any way to prevent neck pain?

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.