Specialized Neck Pain Chiropractor in Portland, OR

Neck Pain Treatment in Portland

Neck pain develops from acute injuries like whiplash to arthritis and other chronic degenerative diseases. If you develop neck pain, visit the team at Premier Care Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon.

At Premier Care, 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.

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We Specialize in Neck Pain

Dr. Tim Gallucci specializes in treating neck pain, particularly for individuals recovering from car accidents. Located in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Gallucci is committed to guiding patients through their healing journey after auto accidents. With a focus on alleviating pain swiftly, Dr. Gallucci understands the effects of neck pain and its strains on everyday functionality. At Premier Care, Dr. Gallucci and his dedicated team provide personalized care to help you regain mobility and return to your normal routine without the burden of neck discomfort. Take the first step towards reclaiming your life by scheduling a visit with Premier Care today.

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:

Whiplash or Car Accident

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. Up to 50% of people involved in car accidents develop whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) and chronic neck pain.

Poor Posture

Poor posture can lead to neck pain by causing muscle strain, disrupting spinal alignment, increasing stress on the neck, reducing blood flow to muscles, and compressing nerves. Slouching or craning the neck forward for extended periods can strain muscles and place uneven pressure on the cervical spine, leading to discomfort and stiffness. Additionally, certain postures, like hunching over devices, can increase stress on the neck muscles and limit blood flow, depriving tissues of oxygen and nutrients. Over time, poor posture may also compress nerves in the neck, causing tingling, numbness, or radiating pain into the arms and hands. Practicing good posture and incorporating ergonomic adjustments can help prevent neck pain and promote spinal health.


Osteoarthritis develops when the bones that form a joint start to change and deteriorate.  Sometimes the bony changes are due to conditions like osteoporosis or osteopenia.  The changes to the bones can place added stress on the cartilage of the joints which can cause the cartilage to wear out which decreases the protection provided to the articulating surfaces of the bones.

Cervical Stenosis

Stenosis is narrowing of your spinal canal, which is the passageway inside the bones of your spine that your spinal cord passes through. Cervical stenosis affects the neck, which can often create symptoms down the arms.  Lumbar stenosis affects the low back, which can cause symptoms to go down one or both legs, which is often misidentified as sciatica.  Problems like herniated discs, bone spurs (osteophytes), and subluxations (joint dislocation) can further narrow the spinal canal, which increases the chances of spinal cord or nerve compression.  Nerve compression can lead to symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, and/or muscle weakness.

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.

Our Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment Methods

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 and Rehabilitative Exercises

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 very fine needles to stimulate natural pain relief and to promote tissue healing.

Read What Our Portland Neck Pain Treatment Patients Have to Say

FAQs on Neck Pain

Yes, chiropractic treatment is generally considered safe for neck pain when performed by a licensed and experienced chiropractor. At Premier Care Chiropractic, our practitioners prioritize patient safety and comfort, employing gentle techniques tailored to individual needs. 

We conduct thorough assessments to ensure suitability for chiropractic care, and our team is committed to providing effective and risk-aware treatment options. If you have concerns or questions about chiropractic treatment for neck pain, don’t hesitate to reach out or schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable staff. Your health and well-being are our top priorities.

We accept all auto insurance coverage if your neck pain is a result of a car accident.  Some of the insurance companies we accept include: 

  • State Farm
  • Geico
  • USAA
  • AllState
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Progressive
  • Safeco
  • Amica

At Premier Care Chiropractic, we recommend seeking neck pain treatment when discomfort becomes persistent or severe, limiting your daily activities or impacting your quality of life. If you experience recurrent or worsening neck pain, stiffness, headaches, or radiating pain down your arms, it’s important to consult with our experienced chiropractors. Early intervention can prevent further complications and promote faster recovery.

If you’ve been in a car accident and are experiencing neck pain, don’t delay seeking treatment. The sooner we can diagnose and begin treatment, the more likely you can avoid chronic pain related to your car accident injury. Delaying treatment can lead to prolonged discomfort, decreased mobility, and potential long-term issues. Our team at Premier Care Chiropractic is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for car accident injuries, helping you regain mobility and alleviate pain effectively.

Chiropractic care provides neck pain relief by addressing the underlying causes of discomfort.

Our skilled chiropractors use gentle spinal adjustments to correct misalignments in the spine, which can contribute to neck pain. By restoring proper alignment, chiropractic adjustments alleviate pressure on nerves, reduce muscle tension, and promote improved circulation to the affected area. 

Additionally, our comprehensive approach may include therapeutic exercises, ergonomic recommendations, and lifestyle modifications to enhance the effectiveness of treatment and prevent future occurrences of neck pain.

The content in this blog should not be used in place of direct medical advice/treatment and is solely for informational purposes.