Neck Pain

Neck Pain treatments offered in Portland, OR

Neck Pain
Neck Pain services offered in Portland, OR

Neck pain develops from acute injuries like whiplash to arthritis and other chronic degenerative diseases. If you develop neck pain, visit Tim Gallucci, DC, and his colleagues at Premier Care Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon. They use advanced chiropractic care, massage therapy, and acupuncture to treat and relieve the cause of your neck pain. Call Premier Care Chiropractic or book an appointment online to benefit from their expertise in resolving neck pain today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain often results from age-related wear-and-tear, sports injuries, falls, blows to the head and neck, auto accidents, and repetitive movements. You can get neck pain from sleeping with your head at an odd angle or because of poor posture — especially if you sit at a desk or drive for much of your day. 

Common problems that cause neck pain include:


Neck pain is the most frequent symptom of whiplash-associated disorder (WAD), affecting many people involved in auto accidents. Whiplash typically results from rapid hyperextension and hyperflexion (violent back-and-forth motions) that overload your neck’s joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, causing strains, sprains, and other injuries.

Lack of treatment for whiplash results in prolonged inflammation, poor healing, stiffness, and chronic pain. Your risk of problems like arthritis in later life is also higher. Around 55% of people involved in car accidents develop chronic neck pain.


Osteoarthritis develops when your joints lose the cartilage that protects them, leading to bone deterioration.

Cervical stenosis

Stenosis is a narrowing of your spinal canal, the passageway inside your vertebrae that houses your spinal cord. Lumbar stenosis affects the lower back, causing conditions like sciatica. Cervical stenosis affects the neck.

Problems like herniated discs, bone spurs, thickened ligaments, and subluxations (spinal misalignments) make the spinal canal narrower, so there’s less room for your nerves. Nerve compression can lead to pain and symptoms like tingling, prickling, or numbness.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Neck pain diagnosis involves taking your medical history, performing a physical exam, and reviewing your symptoms.

Your provider might want you to have X-rays or other diagnostic imaging procedures to confirm the condition’s cause and accurately evaluate the extent of any damage.

How is neck pain treated?

Premier Care Chiropractic offers several treatments for neck pain. After assessing your condition, they recommend the most effective treatments for you, which could include:

Cervical manipulation

Chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine (neck) correct subluxations and other misalignment issues. This reduces pain and restores your range of motion.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy uses targeted exercises (active therapy) and equipment (passive therapy) to help patients regain muscle strength and flexibility.

Massage therapy

Premier Care Chiropractic’s massage therapists use various techniques to complement chiropractic adjustments. Massage is also relaxing and restorative, which patients with neck pain appreciate.


Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate natural pain relief and healing.

Call Premier Care Chiropractic or book an appointment online to benefit from expert neck pain treatment today.