Because your neck supports the weight of your head (an average of 12 pounds) and provides a wide range of motion, it’s especially susceptible to pain and injury. Chiropractor, nutritionist, and certified personal trainer Brett Stefan, DC, MS, diagnoses and treats all types of neck pain at Farabaugh Chiropractic in Westerville of Columbus, Ohio. If you suffer from neck pain, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online today.
Your neck, or cervical spine, is vulnerable to a variety of problems that cause pain. These problems range from muscle strains that result from poor posture to chronic conditions like osteoarthritis. Dr. Stefan and the team at Farabaugh Chiropractic treat many causes of neck pain, including:
Neck injuries can result from playing contact sports, falling from a height, or getting into a motor vehicle accident. Whiplash is the most common type of neck injury that typically occurs during a rear-end car collision.
A herniated disc happens when the soft gel-like substance inside your spinal disc leaks out. When this happens, the disc herniation may press on a nearby nerve in your neck and cause pain.
As you age, the tissues in your body begin to deteriorate. This can lead to a variety of common conditions, including osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis. These disorders can cause bone spurs or herniated discs that create pressure on a nerve in your neck and lead to pain.
Muscle weaknesses and skeletal misalignments can disrupt the balance of your spine. This may cause your neck to bend forward to compensate. Over time, poor posture can cause neck pain and stiffness that may extend to your upper back, shoulders, and arms.
Neck pain often goes away on its own with simple home remedies like heat packs or activity modifications. If your neck pain persists despite attempts at home care, call Farabaugh Chiropractic for safe, effective, and drug-free treatment.
Seek medical care right away if your neck pain is severe or if it starts immediately after a fall or car accident.
First, Dr. Stefan carefully evaluates your symptoms and performs a chiropractic exam to pinpoint the exact cause of your neck pain. Then, he develops a treatment plan customized to your particular needs.
Depending on the cause and severity of your neck pain, treatment may include:
The entire team at Farabaugh Chiropractic guarantees that if they can help you, they will. If your neck pain is due to a problem they cannot treat, they refer you to the appropriate provider.
If neck pain is bothering you, call Farabaugh Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.