Conveniently located on 58th Street in Manhattan, New York City
WestSide Comprehensive Chiropractic uses a variety of techniques to treat neck pain, depending on the specific condition and the patient's need.
Here are some common methods our chiropractors employ to treat neck pain:
- Patient Assessment:
Our chiropractors begin by conducting a thorough evaluation of the patient's medical history, lifestyle, and the nature of their neck pain. They may also perform physical examinations and, if necessary, order diagnostic imaging like X-rays or MRI scans to assess the spine's condition.
- Chiropractic Adjustments (Cervical Manipulation):
Chiropractic adjustments, also known as cervical manipulation, involve applying controlled and precise force to the cervical spine (neck) to restore proper alignment and mobility to the vertebral joints. This can alleviate pain, reduce muscle tension, and improve nerve function.
In some cases, our chiropractors use gentle mobilization techniques, which involve slow and controlled movements of the neck, to improve flexibility and reduce stiffness. Can also be done gently with an Activator or Arthrostim.
- Therapeutic Exercises:
Our chiropractors may prescribe specific neck exercises and stretches that patients can perform at home to strengthen neck muscles, improve range of motion, and reduce pain.
- Posture and Ergonomics Advice:
They provide guidance on maintaining proper posture and ergonomics in daily activities, to prevent further neck strain and pain. They may recommend adjustments to workspace setups, sleeping positions, and driving/cell phone usage with improper posture.
- Electrical Modalities:
Our chiropractors may use electrical modalities such as electrical stimulation to provide pain relief and reduce muscle spasms. It also aids in muscle tension and helps reduce tightness and sore muscles.
- Nutritional and Lifestyle Recommendations:
They may offer advice on diet and lifestyle changes that can support overall musculoskeletal health, including the neck.
Our chiropractors educate patients about the causes of their neck pain and ways to prevent recurrence. They may discuss strategies for stress reduction and relaxation techniques.
- Maintenance Care:
After the initial treatment, some patients may choose to undergo periodic chiropractic adjustments as a form of maintenance care to prevent the recurrence of neck pain and maintain spinal health.
It's important to note that the specific treatment plan may vary based on the patient's condition, preferences, and the chiropractor's expertise. Our chiropractors aim to provide individualized care and prioritize patient safety. If you are experiencing neck pain, it's advisable to consult with our certified chiropractor to assess your condition and determine the most appropriate treatment approach.
If you believe you could benefit from high-quality care, consider getting treatment from the staff at West Side Comprehensive Chiropractic. Our dedicated staff will be pleased to answer your questions today. We can also help you schedule a time to visit our New York office.