Neck Pain Treatment In Seattle

Dr. Conner Cuevas, Doctor of Chiropractic Seattle

Neck Pain Specialist

Neck pain is a widespread medical condition affecting millions of adults across the US. The human neck (cervical spine) is a delicate but well-coordinated network of nerves, bones, muscles, and joints that support the head. It is also responsible for head mobility. Any trauma or injury to it leads to neck pain. 

WHAT IS NECK PAIN?

Neck pain is any trauma or irritation to the sensitive neck muscles, nerves, and tissues. It can lead to extreme physical discomfort and stiffness in the neck, head, shoulder, arm, and even hand.

Neck pain generally resolves within a few days or weeks. Persistent pain that lasts for months may indicate an underlying condition and requires medical treatment.

Divine Spine Chiropractic clinic is a leading chiropractic clinic in Seattle where a neck and back chiropractor can provide pain relief and treat the condition through chiropractic adjustment and physical therapy. Introducing lifestyle modifications and undertaking essential care measures are critical to a speedy recovery.

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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF NECK PAIN?

Many ligaments, muscles, supporting tissues, and intervertebral discs surround the neck. Injury or degeneration of any of these structures compresses the blood vessels and nerves to trigger neck pain.

The typical neck pain symptoms include:

  • Soreness in the neck muscles
  • Loss of range of motion of the neck
  • Numbness around the affected area
  • A tingling sensation in the neck
  • Severe and excruciating pain in the back of the neck
  • Cervical pain and stiffness
  • Recurring episodes of a mild headache
  • Weak neck muscles
  • Constant radicular pain
  • Loss of strength in the arms

CAUSES OF NECK PAIN

There are several reasons for cervical pain in both youngsters and adults. Neck pain develops from a combination of a vast range of risk factors.

Some of the most common frequent neck pain causes include:

TYPES OF NECK PAIN

According to Harvard Health, the seven frequent neck pain types include muscle ache, nerve pain, bone pain, referred pain, facet joint pain, headache, and muscle spasms.

TEMPORARY PAIN RELIEF

The following home remedies offer quick but temporary neck pain  relief:

  • Pressing an ice pack or warm pad against the inflamed area triggers the release of pain-relieving endorphins
  • Taking oral pain medications provides rapid pain relief
  • Gentle massage helps alleviate pain

CHIROPRACTIC NECK PAIN TREATMENT

Dealing with cervical spondylosis patients requires a lot of care and experience. According to a recent survey, an estimated 30% of the adult population suffers from neck pain annually. Furthermore, 50% of patients have reported experiencing chronic neck pain throughout the year.

Please see a neck pain specialist if you have neck pain. After calculating the severity of the condition, the chiropractor will employ the following techniques for general neck pain:

  • Soft tissue therapy with careful chiropractic neck adjustments
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Traction and stretching exercises
  • Lifestyle modifications and healthy nutrition

In severe cases, surgery may be the last resort.

LONG TERM PROBLEMS DUE TO UNTREATED NECK PAIN

Ignoring persistent neck pain and delaying neck pain treatment after taking OTC pain relievers for three days can lead to complications like: 

  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Permanent weakness in the upper limbs and extremities

DOES MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER NECK PAIN TREATMENT?

Most basic medical insurance schemes cover the total cost of chiropractic care for neck pain. Your chiropractor will guide and advise about medical insurance coverage.

Divine Spine Chiropractic Studio is a chiropractic clinic in Seattle offering the best options for neck pain relief. We have top-notch facilities to treat all types of medical conditions. We focus on improving your spinal mobility and take x-rays to determine the root cause of your disease.

Contact us to book an appointment if you suffer from neck pain. 

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“Hi, I’m Jennifer Ponce, a Pilates instructor in Ballard, and I  want to talk about my experience in Divine Spine. I am an active person but of late had little aches and pains, especially neck and shoulder tension. I decided to visit Divine Spine to see what chiropractic is all about. I am pain-free, and my neck and shoulders feel free just after the first adjustment. It’s pretty amazing. I encourage you to give it a try!”

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT neck pain

Are Seattle Chiropractors safe for neck pain treatment?

Seattle, WA chiropractors have ample experience in treating neck pain patients with all kinds of medical histories. They perform a detailed examination to identify the root cause of the pain in the back of the neck and prepare customized pain management and healing plans for the patients.

Does medical insurance cover neck pain?

Most medical insurances cover the cost of chiropractic treatment for neck pain. However, if you are unsure about your insurance plan’s policies, you can call neck and back chiropractor  for verification.

What is the fastest way to relieve neck pain?

About how to cure neck pain fast, it is possible through gentle massage and acupuncture in conjunction with chiropractic neck adjustments.Taking all precautionary measures and following the guidelines given by your neck pain doctor in Seattle is also essential for a full recovery.

Can neck pain be a sign of infection?

Yes, neck pain can be a sign of an infection in the throat. Viral or bacterial infections of the lymph nodes in the neck region can cause neck pain. Therefore, you should take proper medication to prevent the spread of these infections.

What can cause pain at the base of the neck?

After an auto accident, not seeing a chiropractor or ignoring a whiplash injury can result in chronic pain at the neck’s base. Other common causes of neck pain are spinal stenosis, cervical spondylosis, poor posture, or a pinched nerve.

Why does my neck hurt at the base of my skull?

In most cases, subluxation and the development of tension in the suboccipital muscles at the base of the skull trigger the sensation of pain. Placing an ice pad or warm piece of cloth can provide rapid pain relief in this condition.

How do you know if neck pain is serious?

Neck pain is rarely linked with a complex health disorder. It usually goes away after some time, and this is common neck pain. However, if you experience stiffness and severe pain radiating into your shoulders, arms, and hands, you should immediately see a Seattle, WA chiropractor to treat your severe neck pain.

When should I be concerned about neck pain?

Due to its excessive prevalence among individuals of all ages, most people ignore neck pain symptoms. However, you should seek proper treatment if it progresses into chronic pain or hurts on gentle tapping and lasts for more than six weeks.

How should I sleep to avoid neck pain?

Most medical experts recommend lying flat on your back to relieve the tension along your spinal cord. Sleeping on your side is also considered entirely safe. Adding a soft pillow under your neck helps support the curvature of the spine.

Is neck pain a sign of high blood pressure?

An unusual and persistent neck pain that doesn’t go away even after taking oral painkillers can indicate high blood pressure. If you come across such a painful situation, you should call an ambulance or immediately seek professional medical care.