The symptoms of neck pain can range from 100% impairment to a mild nuisance. Many Midtown, New York City patients do not want to take drugs and seek natural neck pain solutions that don't require them to undergo surgery or live on pain medicine. Chiropractic care with Dr. Jeffrey Linder at Bryant Park Wellness may just be the ideal answer to their problem. Call your New York Chiropractor today.
Neck Pain Q & A
What Causes Neck Pain?
There are a number of different possible causes of neck pain. One of the most common of these is degenerative disc disease. This condition, which often develops with age, causes the cervical discs to wear down. Due to disc degeneration, the discs are unable to properly cushion the vertebrae or effectively absorb shock. Other possible causes of neck pain, including:
- Auto accidents
- Pinched nerves
- Sport injuries
- Poor posture
- Herniated discs
- Fascial Adhesions
- Tight Muscles
How is Neck Pain Treated?
Neck pain treatment is unique to each patient. Dr. Linder begins by making a proper diagnosis using tools like:
- A hands-on exam
- A digital postural analysis
- A digital range of motion exam
- A spinal digital tomography exam
- A functional movement exam, or other sophisticated diagnostic tests
Once the origin of the neck pain is determined, Dr. Linder can reduce the symptoms of neck pain by addressing the cause, which is often resides in the thoracic or lumbar spine. In addition to chiropractic adjustments to balance the spine, fascial manipulation may be used to reduce fascial and muscle adhesions that reduce movement and cause pain.
What is the Best Way to Prevent Neck Pain?
Dr. Linder can recommend several strategies to help patients prevent recurring neck pain.
Regular chiropractic care can be instrumental in preventing pain and staying healthy.
Patients may benefit from the use of special exercises, ergonomic changes at the home and workplace, and correction of poor posture.
Dr. Linder is happy to provide lifestyle guidance that can help neck pain patients lead healthy and pain-free lives.
How Long Does a Chiropractic Care Program for Neck Pain Last?
This is different for every person.
The exact nature of the injury, the patient's pain levels, and other co-existing health issues all have an impact on the duration of treatment.
Many patients start to notice a reduction in neck pain after just a few chiropractic care sessions, so relief can be very fast.
Once relief is achieved, the patient is given a choice whether to continue to correct the cause of neck pain or stop care and return if symptoms recur.