If you’re suffering from neck pain in Ormond Beach, FL, let Dr. Jason Dunlap at The Edge Chiropractic put his skilled and compassionate hands to work for you.
What Causes Neck Pain?
The neck consists of a combination of bones, muscles, nerves, and ligaments that connect to the spine and support the head. When any of these components are injured or inflamed, it can cause stiffness and pain in the neck. It can also cause weakness and numbness in the limbs.
Neck pain also often leads to headaches and can impact the shoulders and upper back. Likewise, an issue in the back or shoulders can impact the neck.
Many people suffer from neck pain and tension, often due to poor posture, sleeping awkwardly, or overusing the muscles. At times, though, it can be due to a more serious issue, such as:
- Herniated discs
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Disc degeneration
- Spinal stenosis
Treatment of Neck Pain in Ormond Beach, FL
Effectively treating neck pain starts with Dr. Dunlap gaining a comprehensive understanding of both the root cause and the symptoms. After a full evaluation, a treatment plan will be developed that may include any or all of the following therapies.
- A sound approach to treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. MyACT describes the use of acoustic waves to target tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue
- Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy is a type of treatment utilized to stretch and strengthen the neck and other damaged parts of the body. It improves joint function and restores range of motion.
- Adjustments and manipulations: Adjustments and manipulations help to restore proper alignment of the joints, taking pressure off of the muscles and nerves. They are incredibly effective at relieving pain and inflammation throughout the body.
- Spinal decompression: At times, neck pain comes from a compressed disc or nerve along the spine. When this is the cause, spinal decompression is used to relieve that compression.
It’s important to realize that the pain you feel in your neck may not always be coming from the neck. As the body is made up of interconnected systems, pain that is radiating from one area of the body can actually be caused by an issue in an entirely different area. Therefore, your treatment plan might include therapy for another area of the body. Dr. Dunlap will be happy to explain your diagnosis in detail, and how each therapy in your treatment plan will help treat the root cause.