Neck Pain

Your neck – also referred to as the cervical spine – is a delicate accumulation of vertebrae, nerves and muscles that work to support your head. The neck is very flexible and capable of rotating from side to side, and up and down. Though the neck is not weak, it is susceptible to injury and pain. Neck pain is a common complaint and is often the result of poor posture, whiplash, or even stress. Even a simple fall or sports injury is enough to cause a sprain or compress a disc. If you are experiencing neck pain that won’t seem to go away,  treatment at Fix the Cause Chiropractic may be your solution.

Did you know…

… that a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic treatment results in significant improvement in pain levels among patients who experience chronic neck pain? Millions of Americans suffer from neck pain every day, many of whom could find relief by visiting a chiropractor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I see a chiropractor for my neck pain?

Yes. Chiropractors are trained and experienced in all types of musculoskeletal pain. Diagnostic testing and an in-person consultation will make it possible for Dr. Witherspoon to determine whether your chronic neck pain can be treated with chiropractic. While most neck pain responds well to Chiropractic, if your chiropractor believes it will be best served from a by a medical practitioner, he will give you the appropriate referral.

What should I expect at my chiropractic appointment?

Dr. Witherspoon will always perform a thorough check to make sure he knows the problems you are facing. After appropriate consultation, examination, and diagnosis, Dr. Witherspoon may perform a neck adjustment (cervical manipulation treatment), either by hand or with gentle adjusting tools. This is a manual procedure that takes just seconds to complete but is capable of delivering significant results. Many patients experience pain relief as well as reduction in muscle stiffness. You may hear popping as your chiropractor completes the cervical adjustment, but the treatment is not typically painful.

Is there anything I can do to help prevent neck pain in the future?

Yes. Dr. Witherspoon will recommend actions you can take that can improve both your spinal motion and the muscle tone surrounding your spine. However, each individual is unique, and his recommendations will take into account the condition of your neck, how long you have had your neck issue, and how well you respond to initial treatment.