Several factors can trigger neck pain, including lifestyle habits and chronic medical conditions. The pain can be intermittent or chronic, and result in additional problems, like frequent headaches and back pain.
Common causes of neck pain include the following:
A pinched nerve can radiate pain into the neck area, causing sensations that feel like a jolt of electricity, especially during movement. Injuries to the neck region, like whiplash and strains, can result in chronic neck pain that worsens without treatment.
Infections in the neck and nearby glands can result in chronic pain and may also be characteristic of a severe medical problem. For example, disk disease and meningitis can lead to ongoing neck pain and other health complications.
Neck pain can range from a constant dull ache to a more severe, radiating pain starting in the neck and moving through the upper back and shoulders. Pain is often worsened when you turn your neck, especially if the movement is sudden.
Other symptoms of neck pain include the following:
Dr. Rainaldo uses a combination of chiropractic care and applied kinesiology to identify the primary source of your neck pain.
Through a comprehensive physical examination, Dr. Rainaldo inspects the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck and surrounding area. He also examines regions of the body surrounding the neck, including the spine, upper back, and shoulders to determine their balance.
Once Dr. Rainaldo discovers the source of the pain, he utilizes a combination of therapies to treat the issue and alleviate discomfort and pain in the affected area. He may use manipulation of the spinal column to relieve pressure on pinched nerves in the neck. He may also employ physical therapies and exercises to relieve your pain and strengthen weakened neck muscles.
Dr. Rainaldo’s primary treatment goal is to restore your neck and entire body to perfect balance. He may recommend nutritional therapies, including vitamin or herbal supplements, to ensure your body is receiving proper nourishment and has the necessary vitamins and minerals it needs to function optimally.
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