When you have neck pain, it can make it difficult to do such basic things as turning your head. Getting treatment as soon as possible is the best course of action. Dr. Charles Dillon of Dillon Chiropractic Office in Salinas, CA can provide a variety of treatments that can help ease neck pain and prevent it from returning.
Causes of neck pain
Many diseases and injuries can cause neck pain. It may involve either the soft tissue or the hard tissue and may even be both. If you have acute neck pain, it can be the result of a sudden movement such as whiplash, having your neck in an awkward position for an extended period of time, or strain from lifting something heavy. In most cases, acute neck pain is something that you have had for a month or less.
Chronic neck pain can be the result of arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle inflammation, and spinal stenosis just to name a few. These can be caused by aging, injury, trauma, or poor posture. When the neck has issues, it can cause problems for the rest of the body since all the nerves have to pass through it to get to the brain.
Dr. Dillon treats every patient as an individual and will design a treatment plan that fits with your particular reason for neck pain. You are welcome to ask questions at any time and the plan will be discussed and explained to you in detail. The first thing that will be done is an x-ray, if necessary to determine if there is bone damage involved.
Adjustment & manipulation
When the vertebrae in the neck are not aligned correctly, the nerve message can not get through unimpeded, and it can lead to pain. Getting everything back where it should be is an important step in improving your ability to move your neck pain-free. It also helps the entire body function as it was meant to do.
Your chiropractor has a full range of therapeutic exercises that can help to relieve the pain in your neck. The type of exercise will be determined by the reason for the pain. An injury may require different exercises than something like arthritis.
Cryotherapy can reduce swelling, which is something that may happen in the neck with something like whiplash.
When you are looking for help with your neck pain, contact Dr. Dillon of Dillon Chiropractic Office in Salinas, CA. He offers non-invasive and manual techniques to his patients so that their nervous system can function at its highest level with nothing blocking the flow. Make an appointment today on the website or give us a call at 831-449-1594.