If you're dealing with neck pain, you're not alone. In fact, neck pain is one of the most common complaints among adults. Regardless of the cause of your neck pain, our chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic Center in Lynchburg and Altavista offers the testing and non-invasive treatment you need for natural relief. Here are a few common questions patients often have about neck pain and how our chiropractic care can help.
What are the most common causes of neck pain?
There are many possible causes of neck pain, but some of the most common range from poor posture to injuries. They can also result from conditions like arthritis or a herniated disc.
What are common symptoms of neck pain?
Symptoms of neck pain vary depending on the cause, but some of the most common include neck stiffness, neck pain that radiates to the shoulders or arms, and difficulty turning your head.
How is neck pain diagnosed?
There are several ways to diagnose neck pain, ranging from physical examination to imaging tests like an MRI or CT scan. Our chiropractor will likely start by asking about your symptoms and medical history and then perform a physical exam.
What is the best treatment for neck pain?
There are many different treatments for neck pain, and the approach your chiropractor recommends will depend on the cause and severity of your neck pain. Some of the most common treatments include hands-on adjustments, e-stim, and other non-invasive therapies.
How does a chiropractor treat neck pain?
Our chiropractor uses various techniques to treat neck pain. We will create a treatment plan that's personalized to meet your recovery needs. Chiropractic adjustments are often used to correct misalignments in the neck, while e-stim can help relieve tension and stiffness. Photobiomodulation Therapy is also ideal for alleviating pain and promoting the body's natural healing process.
Can neck pain be prevented?
You can do several things to help prevent neck pain, including practicing good posture, using a neck brace if you have neck pain from an injury, and seeing your chiropractor for regular adjustments.
What can I do at home to relieve neck pain?
You can do several things at home to help relieve neck pain, including applying ice or heat, practicing good posture, and following any additional advice our chiropractor may offer.
Schedule an Appointment with Us for Neck Pain Diagnosis and Treatment
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints that we see in our clinic at Palmer Chiropractic Center, serving patients in Lynchburg and Altavista, VA. If you're dealing with neck pain, we encourage you to call us at (434) 214-4376 to schedule an appointment with us. We'll conduct a thorough evaluation and recommend the best treatment plan for you.