Neck pain can be particularly problematic since it can lead to migraines, impaired mobility, and more. Herniated discs in the neck can put pressure on the nerves, resulting in pain and other symptoms. At Cottrell Chiropractic, Dr. Terry Cottrell has decades of experience in providing high-quality, compassionate chiropractic care. Call his Issaquah, Washington office or book online to start resolving your neck pain.
Neck Pain Q & A
What causes neck pain?
Your neck is vulnerable to muscle strain. Not only does it hold the heavy weight of your head, any damage to the vertebrae in your spinal column can be serious. Common causes of neck pain are:
Overuse or even simple things such as grinding your teeth for prolonged periods of time can cause the muscles in your neck to strain, and consequently, give you neck pain.
In your body, your joints wear down with age, as well as from other degenerative, progressive diseases such as osteoarthritis.
Herniated discs or bone spurs in your neck can put pressure on your nerves, compressing them and causing pain.
Accidents and injuries can cause damage to the neck and result in pain through nerve compression, muscle strain, and more.
Some diseases can cause neck pain, often from arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, but also from other diseases, including cancer or meningitis.
What are the treatments available for neck pain?
Depending on each individual case, Dr. Cottrell may treat your neck pain with any of the following:
The activator method involves a handheld instrument that targets the affected joints or vertebrae and delivers low-force, gentle impulses to restore motion.
The atlas is the top vertebra in your spine, and atlas adjustments focus specifically on correcting or aligning the atlas to improve the functioning of your neck.
Isometric exercises are specifically designed to target and contract only certain muscles or muscle groups.
When you visit the Issaquah, Washington, office, Dr. Cottrell will walk you through your treatment options and collectively, you can decide which is the right path to take.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care for neck pain?
Using chiropractic care and techniques to relieve pain stems back through history, specifically the manipulation of the joints in an attempt to create positive changes in symptoms.
Another large benefit is that chiropractic care could eliminate the need for surgery or pharmaceuticals that may have negative side effects or increased risks, and lead to additional health complications.
At Cottrell Chiropractic, Dr. Cottrell will discuss the many benefits with you and ensure your concerns are addressed and you’re fully informed. Call or book your appointment online.