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Neck Pain

Neck pain can be crippling, preventing you from completing normal everyday tasks. If you experience neck pain after an automobile accident, sports injury, or another injury, Donald Lane, DC, Donald Meyer, DC, James DelloRusso, MD, and Cindy Thomas, PT offer holistic solutions at Fountain Valley Physical Medicine in Fountain Valley, California. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about neck pain treatment.

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What is neck pain?

Neck pain is discomfort at or near your cervical spine or muscles in your neck. It’s often caused by injury, poor posture, and certain diseases. The symptoms that can come along with neck pain include:

  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain while working at a computer or driving
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle tightness
  • Headaches
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp pains

Neck pain varies in severity and can come and go. If it lingers for a while, restricts your everyday routine, or gets worse over time, see the Fountain Valley Physical Medicine team for an evaluation.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can result from the following injuries, diseases, or habits:

  • Worn joints
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle strains
  • Whiplash
  • Nerve compression
  • Sports injuries
  • Poor posture

Factors that increase your risk of experiencing neck pain include smoking, carrying heavy objects over your shoulder, and poor sleeping positions.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

To diagnose neck pain and its cause, Fountain Valley Physical Medicine specialists review your symptoms, discuss your medical history, and complete a physical exam. They can use blood tests, as well as X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to pinpoint the root cause of your neck pain and come up with the most appropriate treatment.

What is the treatment for neck pain?

Your personalized neck pain treatment is based on the cause and severity of your discomfort. Your chiropractic specialist could recommend:

Disc decompression traction

Disc decompression traction involves techniques that gently stretch your spine into proper alignment, relieving nerve pressure and pain.

Chiropractic adjustments

Making adjustments by manually manipulating your cervical spine helps reduce neck discomfort associated with improper alignment, bulging discs, and nerve pressure. The Fountain Valley Physical Medicine team specializes in Chiropractic BioPhysics®.

Regenerative Therapy

Regenerative Therapy can ease pain associated with tight muscles and connective tissue, and regenerate damaged tissues.

Therapeutic massage

Massage therapy helps manipulate muscles and connective tissues near your neck, head, shoulders, and back to ease long-lasting discomfort.

Muscle stimulation

Muscle stimulation uses radio pulse and rapid pulse waves to relieve tension, improve blood flow, and reduce neck pain.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy uses light energy to stimulate blood flow and your body’s natural healing capabilities.

Physical therapy

Strength and flexibility exercise done with the guidance of a physical therapist at Fountain Valley Physical Medicine can strengthen, stretch, and reduce pain in your neck and surrounding tissues.

Don’t live with neck pain or take addictive pain medicines when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Fountain Valley Physical Medicine by phone or online today.