Neck pain can restrict daily activities, like turning your head to check a blind spot when driving. Chiropractor Kian Javid, DC, employs a variety of techniques to treat neck pain at South Bay Wellness Center in El Segundo, California. For effective and drug-free neck pain treatment, call or book an appointment online today.
Your neck, or cervical spine, extends from the base of your skull to your torso. The neck supports the weight of your head (about 12 pounds) and provides you with a broad range of motion. This flexibility also makes your neck vulnerable to many injuries and conditions that cause pain.
Neck pain has many causes, from motor vehicle accidents to sitting in front of a screen for long periods. Dr. Javid and the team at South Bay Wellness Center treat various causes of neck pain, including:
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that affects your neck. This condition occurs when a sudden force causes the neck to move back and forth like a cracking whip. Rear-end car collisions are the most common cause of whiplash.
Over time, the tissues that support your spine begin to wear down. Conditions like osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease occur more often as you grow older. These conditions can lead to inflammation and bone spurs, which may put pressure on nerves in your neck.
Sitting or standing with poor posture can cause you to compensate by bending your neck forward. This puts excess pressure on your neck. Other lifestyle factors that contribute to neck pain include stress and muscle tension.
First, Dr. Javid or a member of his team thoroughly reviews your medical history and asks you to describe your neck pain and any other symptoms that accompany it. They perform a complete chiropractic evaluation to pinpoint the exact cause of your neck pain. This may include checking the alignment of your spine and feeling for areas of muscle spasm.
Then, they develop a personalized treatment plan to relieve your neck pain without medications or invasive procedures. Depending on the cause of your neck pain, treatment may include:
They may also recommend rehabilitative exercises you can do on your own to prevent neck pain from returning.
If neck pain interferes with your daily activities, call South Bay Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.