Newsletter: Neck pain? Try chiropractic first.

Neck pain

This August we are focusing on the second most common reason patients visit our clinic (behind low back pain): neck pain. We use some amazing equipment and effective techniques to treat neck pain caused by bulging, herniated or degenerated discs, facet syndrome, pinched nerves and trigger points.

The most effective treatment option for common neck pain is spinal adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to reduce pain and improve range of motion. The next important step is to look at how well your pillow is working for you. Most pillows sold in stores are too soft, the wrong height or just a one-size-fits-all approach. A better option to consider may be a custom pillow. We take specific head, neck and shoulder measurements and send them Foot Levelers to have an individualized, custom pillow made that will provide you optimal support for both back and side lying positions.

Many patients with neck pain would also benefit from targeted strengthening exercises. Studies show when chiropractic adjustments are combined with strengthening exercises it produces a greater effect than when either is done on its own. The exercise program we teach was developed by world renowned chiropractic physician Dr. James Cox and takes only 4-5 minutes per day.

For the toughest neck pain conditions, we use spinal decompression therapy. Even including the most challenging cases, it has a 90% success rate and has helped many patients avoid surgery or unnecessary steroid shots. Another amazing piece of equipment we have for treating pain is MLS laser therapy. Regardless of where the pain is located, we have an 88% success rate for substantially reducing symptoms.

Bottom line is we have the best tools and knowledge around to treat neck pain without drugs or surgery. As a board-certified chiropractic orthopedist, Dr. Kyle is able to properly diagnose and treat most cases of neck pain. His training also enables him know when further assistance from another provider is necessary. If you’re living with neck pain, try chiropractic first. We’re happy to help!