Neck Pain


Neck Pain

Chiropractor in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

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Neck Pain services offered in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

Whether you slept in an unusual position or sat all day hunched over a desk, neck pain can be a persistent and complex problem. At Spinal Correction Centers in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, Stephen Steller, DC, and the other chiropractic specialists provide nonsurgical, personalized care for neck pain. To schedule an evaluation and treatment consultation, call Spinal Correction Centers or book online today. 


Q & A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain originates in the cervical spine or other structures in your neck, like tendons and muscles. There are numerous reasons why you might experience neck pain, and fortunately, the majority of cases subside after a short time. 

 

No matter the cause, neck pain can appear with other symptoms that make it exceedingly inconvenient. Along with neck pain, you might experience:

 

  • Neck stiffness
  • Headaches 
  • Radiating pain or tingling down your arm
  • Muscle spasms
  • Upper back or shoulder pain

 

Your chiropractor at Spinal Correction Centers starts your initial visit by asking about your symptoms. They might use imaging tests and other advanced diagnostic procedures to evaluate the structures within your neck and find the cause of your pain. 

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can come from various conditions and injuries. Your chiropractor at Spinal Correction Centers can treat neck pain, stiffness, and any additional symptoms resulting from:

 

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Facet joint sprains
  • Cervical sprains

 

Some episodes of neck pain come from having poor posture, while other cases result from sleeping in an unusual position or suffering whiplash in a car accident. In any case, chiropractic treatment strategies can help with short- or long-term neck pain without the need for surgery. 

How do chiropractors treat neck pain?

There are a few nonsurgical strategies that chiropractors at Spinal Correction Centers use to treat neck pain. They develop your treatment plan according to the specific injury or condition causing your discomfort. 

 

For neck pain from a herniated disc, your chiropractor might suggest disc decompression. During the procedure, your chiropractor extends your back to stretch the vertebrae apart from one another. This causes the herniated portion of a disc to move back into its original place.

 

Another option for neck pain and any resulting headaches is structural correction. After examining the position of your spine, your chiropractor makes necessary adjustments to improve the alignment and ease nerve compression causing neck pain. 

 

For more information on chiropractic treatment options for neck pain, call Spinal Correction Centers or book an appointment online today.