Neck pain can result from spending too many hours looking down at your phone or computer, but it can also be due to an underlying condition. All types of neck pain can benefit from chiropractic care from R. Todd Petersen, DC, at Park Cities ChiroSport in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Petersen treats all kinds of pain in the spine and offers in-office spinal decompression therapy. For nonsurgical treatment of neck pain, call the clinic or request an appointment online today.
Neck pain affects more than 10% of Americans at any given time. Pain may begin in the neck and radiate into your shoulder and down one or both of your arms. Radiating neck pain may accompany other symptoms, such as arm weakness, numbness, and tingling.
The neck is the uppermost section of your spinal column, known as the cervical spine. In addition to vertebrae, your neck consists of many delicate, pain-sensitive structures that endure a lot of stress from supporting and moving your head.
Dysfunction in any of these structures, including joints, nerves, and muscles, can lead to neck pain.
Poor posture and holding your head in the same position for prolonged periods, like when driving and working at a desk, are common causes of neck pain. Other leading culprits for developing neck problems include incomplete rehabilitation of past injuries and a lack of periodic spinal adjustments.
At Park Cities ChiroSport, Dr. Petersen provides safe, effective chiropractic care for a wide range of conditions that cause neck pain, including whiplash, poor posture, excessive mental stress, and previous neck injuries that haven’t healed properly.
First, Dr. Petersen performs a physical exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history to determine the cause of your neck pain. After he identifies the factors that contribute to your neck pain, Dr. Petersen develops an individualized treatment plan that may include:
Dr. Petersen may observe your biomechanics during normal activities, like using your smartphone, and recommend ergonomically efficient techniques to prevent neck pain in the future. Practicing proper posture, lifting techniques, and ergonomics can go a long way in relieving neck pain.
Other ways you can prevent neck pain include getting regular spinal checkups at Park Cities ChiroSport, exercising and eating well, and managing stress.
To learn how you can relieve and prevent neck pain without drugs or surgery, call Park Cities ChiroSport, or book an appointment online today.