chiropractor treating for neck pain

Neck pain is an extremely widespread issue, affecting up to two-thirds of adults at some point in their lives. From strained muscles to injured discs, neck pain has many causes that can severely impact your daily life. 

While pain medications only mask the symptoms temporarily, chiropractic care delivers lasting relief by addressing the root cause of neck pain. Keep reading to learn how our expert chiropractors at OnePointHealth use proven techniques to get rid of neck pain and restore mobility.

What’s Causing Your Neck Pain?

Your neck is susceptible to pain and injury due to its complex structure. Potential sources of neck pain include:

  • Pinched or compressed nerves from damaged discs or bones 
  • Tight neck muscles, ligaments, and tendons from overuse or strain
  • Underlying conditions like arthritis, spondylosis, or spinal stenosis  
  • Poor ergonomics that strain the neck, like hunching over devices
  • Whiplash injuries from rapid back-and-forth neck motions

Depending on the cause, pain may be localised or radiated down an arm. Getting an accurate diagnosis is key to tailored chiropractic treatment.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

Studies confirm chiropractic’s effectiveness in treating neck pain. Benefits include:

  • Increased mobility of spinal joints to take pressure off nerves
  • Manual massage techniques to relax tight neck muscles
  • Targeted stretches and exercises to stabilise the neck
  • Advice on posture, ergonomics, and lifestyle modification
  • A drug-free, holistic approach focused on the root problem

Chiropractic adjustments can bring quick relief from pain and stiffness. When combined with at-home care, the benefits last well beyond the initial treatment period.  

When to See a Chiropractor for Neck Pain

Consider scheduling a chiropractic assessment if you experience: 

  • Persistent neck pain or stiffness not relieved by rest, heat, or OTC meds
  • Pain severe enough to hamper your daily routines and productivity
  • Frequent recurrences of neck pain caused by underlying issues  
  • Radiating pain, numbness, or tingling down your arms
  • Popping sounds or restricted range of motion in your neck

The sooner you seek help after onset, the quicker you’ll find relief through chiropractic care. Be sure to consult a physician to rule out any serious medical conditions.

Our Chiropractic Approach to Neck Pain

At OnePointHealth, our chiropractors perform a detailed evaluation including physical exam, imaging, and health history. Based on the findings, we create a personalised care plan such as:

  • Gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to improve alignment and mobility
  •  Massage, trigger point therapy, or instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation 
  • Exercises to strengthen the neck and stabilize surrounding muscles
  • Tips for proper neck positioning during work, driving, and sleep  

We take time to explain your neck condition and ways to manage symptoms between visits. Ongoing chiropractic maintenance care sustains optimal motion and function over the long term.

Our goal is to relieve neck pain at the source for lasting results. We want to get you back to enjoying your regular activities comfortably. Contact OnePointHealth to schedule an exam and see if our holistic chiropractic care can help your neck feel better.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chiropractors use spinal manipulation techniques to improve the mobility of the vertebrae. This relieves pressure on nerves, reduces muscle tension, and restores normal joint motion.

Seek chiropractic care if your neck pain persists beyond a few days, causes severe mobility issues, or keeps recurring frequently. The sooner treatment begins, the quicker you’ll find relief.

The chiropractor will gently move your neck to unlock restricted joints, release trapped nerves, and increase range of motion. You may hear popping sounds as gas is released from the joint.

Patients often experience decreased neck pain and improved mobility within just a few chiropractic treatments. Long-lasting relief requires 6-12 weeks of care along with at-home exercises.

Yes, chiropractic neck adjustments are very safe when performed by licensed professionals. Your chiropractor will take precautions based on your health history and symptoms.

The initial intensive treatment phase is followed by a maintenance phase with fewer visits. Your chiropractor will advise on the recommended frequency to sustain improvements.

No, you do not need a referral. Chiropractors are primary care professionals, so you can schedule an appointment directly.

Many health insurance plans cover a portion of chiropractic treatment. Contact your provider to learn about your specific coverage details.