If you regularly suffer from neck pain, you’re not the only one. Roughly 10% of the adult population in the United States suffers from neck pain at any given time. Poor posture, arthritis, injury, and even your job can contribute to this frequent pain. Thankfully, neck pain is rarely lacking in treatment options. At Peninsula Spine and Sports Rehabilitation in Burlingame, California, Dr. Rommel Hindocha, DC QME, specializes in the treatment of spinal issues that might be causing your neck pain. To learn more about how Dr. Hindocha can help, call to schedule your consultation or book online.
Your neck pain can stem from a variety of factors, though there are a few causes that are most common:
Repetitive movement, overuse, and otherwise straining your muscles in unnatural ways can lead to acute neck pain. A more common type of neck problem that we are seeing is “tech neck”. This is in part due to the increased time we spend on our computers, iPads, and smartphones.
Like any other joint in the body, arthritis can affect the joints in your neck, damaging the cartilage and causing pain.
Automobile accidents often lead to neck pain, particularly when you experience whiplash from a collision.
Herniated discs and other misalignments in your spine can radiate pain toward your neck.
Regardless of the cause, most cases of neck pain involve generalized pain, muscle tightness, reduced neck and head mobility, and possible headaches. Though many cases of neck pain resolve on their own, you should see Dr. Hindocha if the pain is severe, lasts for several days, seems to be spreading, or is also causing numbness or weakness: in the arms, forearms, hands, and fingers.
How Dr. Hindocha decides to treat your neck pain depends on the underlying cause of your pain as well as the severity of your symptoms. Generally, Dr. Hindocha prescribes one or several of the following treatments:
Using the VAX-D spinal decompression system, Dr. Hindocha will place you on an FDA cleared table that provides controlled stretching to help correct disc herniations and reduce inflammation in your neck.
Providing manual adjustments to the muscles and ligaments in your neck can alleviate some symptoms of your neck pain and restore mobility you might have lost, which can help you perform other strengthening exercises.
Depending on the nature of your neck pain, Dr. Hindocha might recommend a few therapy options. If the pain doesn’t completely hamper your mobility, neck-strengthening exercises and stretches can help relieve pain and build long-term strength.
Dr. Hindocha might recommend over-the-counter pain relievers or muscle relaxants to help restore mobility and reduce pain. A referral can be generated to a local Orthopedist or pain management specialist.
In severe cases of neck pain, Dr. Hindocha might recommend immobilization for a short period of time while your neck recovers.
Nobody should have to live with chronic neck pain. Let Dr. Hindocha provide treatment for your neck and spine to restore you to an active lifestyle free of pain. Call Peninsula Spine and Sports Rehabilitation to schedule your consultation or book online.
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