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.
Neck Pain Frequently Asked Questions
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 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.
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, bones 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.
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:
Chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine (neck) correct subluxations and other misalignment issues. This reduces pain and restores your range of motion.
Physical therapy / Rehabilitative Exercises
Physical therapy uses targeted exercises (active therapy) and equipment (passive therapy) to help patients regain muscle strength and flexibility.
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.