Neck pain is one of the most common complaints in the United States. Neck pain stems from a variety of conditions including poor posture, either from sitting at a desk or hunching of over a workstation, cell phone, or tablet, or injuries from car accidents, sports, or slip-and-fall accidents. Conditions or issues associated with neck pain include:
If you experience neck pain with other symptoms including numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands, or if you have shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm, seek diagnoses of the root cause and treatment as soon as possible.
When patients come to Dr. Rozenberg at the Chiropractic Wellness Center with neck pain, she asks questions about the patient’s medical history as well as current habits and lifestyle details that may be contributors to the pain. The chiropractor often tests the range of motion, to see how far you can move your head forward, backward, and side to side. She will also check for tenderness, numbness, and muscle weakness. If necessary, Dr. Rozenberg will order diagnostic imaging tests including x-rays, MRIs, and CT scan to gather more information about the condition causing the neck pain.
Dr. Rozenberg implements a customized treatment plan to provide pain relief as well as to heal the condition causing the pain.Chiropractic treatment for neck pain may involve different techniques. Spinal adjustments help realign vertebrae and discs as well as relieve nerve compression. Soft tissue massage of the treatment areas release trigger points in the shoulder and upper back while physiotherapy, acupuncture, and lifestyle guidance improve posture. Each plan of treatment will be focused on the unique needs of the patient for optimal relief of symptoms.