Treating Neck Pain
How Chiropractic Care Relieves Neck Pain
If you have pain in any part of your body, it can range from uncomfortable to downright debilitating. In the case of your neck, any degree of irritation can impede your ability to function. Because of this, it is important that you learn about how chiropractic relieves neck pain so that you can find the assistance you need.
When you first visit your Essex neighborhood chiropractor, Dr. Neil Cohen, you should take along medical records that relate to your neck pain. This includes any medical history that outlines the description and symptoms of your condition by another physician. For instance, whether the pains are sharp or dull, throbbing or steady can provide valuable information to Dr. Cohen.
You should also make sure to get a copy of your latest x-rays. If you do not have any, that is okay because if x-rays or MRIs are needed, Dr. Cohen will order them to be done.
A typical first visit includes an initial consultation, examination and review of x-rays or MRIs and other tests. Dr. Cohen will let you know the cause of your pain and review your treatment plan
Most of the time will be able administer some form of pain relief the same day as your initial visit.
Some of the treatment available to you if you are in pain are:
- Muscle and joint mobilization;
- Ultrasound therapy;
- Interferential therapy, electrical stimulation, traction and/or other physical therapy modalities;
- Heat (if the condition isn’t acute)
Additionally, your Dr. Cohen may make pain relief recommendations that you can use back home to help reduce your neck pain until your next visit. These typically include the proper use of ice as well as the administration of a topical analgesic like BioFreeze®.
During your visit, a detailed treatment plan will be reviewed with you Once you start treatment, you will have better results if you are consistent with the treatment plan your diagnosis warrants so that your neck pain is not only relieved but the cause is corrected.
Remember, Dr. Cohen is not only concerned about relieving your neck pain but even more concerned about finding and fixing the cause of the problem. Misalignments of the spine (aka vertebral subluxations) don’t just happen overnight (unless there is some form of blunt force that caused it). So correcting these subluxations may take time, even when the pain disappears.
Regardless, when people are experiencing neck pain, it can diminish their quality of life. It becomes difficult to perform regular tasks such as driving. Visiting Dr. Cohen and allowing us to treat the area is a smart choice. We are professionals and have undergone extensive training in our field and are capable of treating neck pain effectively. So if you or a loved one are experiencing neck pain, give us a call. We’re here to help!