Treating Neck Pain with Chiropractic Care – Chiropractic Neck Injuries
As a North Phoenix Chiropractor and North Scottsdale Chiropractor I have treated neck pain from varies causes. Neck pain is a common problem that can be disabling, but findings suggest that treating neck pain with chiropractic care may offer better outcomes for patients. The findings of a randomized controlled study, performed on patients between 18-70 years of age, revealed that the best relief for treating neck pain was using manual therapy. Ann Intern Med 2002; 136(10): 713-722
In treating neck pain it was reported that “Subjects with kyphosis (rounded back) and rounded shoulders had an increased incidence of interscapular pain; those with a forward head posture had an increased incidence of cervical, interscapular, and headache pain.” A study performed in 2011 on osteoarthritis of the cervical spine revealed that treating neck pain with chiropractic management of the osteoarthritis yielded favorable outcomes which produced an increase of range of motion, restoration of joint space and clinical improvements in pain and function in about 80%-90% of the patients. For the more difficult cases treating neck pain with acupuncture has been proven to be very successful.
Treating Neck Pain with Chiropractic - Qualifications
After receiving certification as a level-one Chiropractic Rehabilitation Doctor and being a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, I have been able to provide care for my patients that optimizes their recovery and management when treating neck pain. The unique opportunity to experience hospital staff privileges as well as having been involved in a pain group at St. Luke’s hospital gave me the opportunity to gain experience in treating neck pain patients. Some neck conditions that can improve with chiropractic care are:
- cervical inter-vertebral disc injuries that don’t require surgery
- cervical sprain injuries
- degenerative joint syndrome of the neck
- facet joint sprain
As your North Phoenix Chiropractor and North Scottsdale Chiropractor, Dr. Berg will evaluate your spine as a whole because other regions of the spine may be affected as well—not just your neck. When treating neck pain, Dr. Berg also examines the “whole person,” not just your specific symptoms. Dr. Berg may educate you on nutrition, stress management, postural changes, exercises and lifestyle goals in addition to treating neck pain. Treatments are gentle, safe, natural, noninvasive and highly effective. Also, the treatments are designed to correct the root cause of your problem and not simply cover up the symptoms you experience.
this article on treating neck pain is informational and not to be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition