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Neck Pain Specialist

Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center

Chiropractor & Automobile Accident Injury Specialists located in University District, Seattle, WA

Most cases of neck pain or stiffness go away promptly with minimal care despite being very tedious and restrictive. For the cases that don’t go away on their own, Jas Walia, DC and Laura Fairbrook, DC at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center, offer innovative and advanced chiropractic treatments that help you move your neck easily and painlessly. To explore your neck pain treatment options and find out what’s causing your pain, call the office in Seattle, Washington or book your appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

Pain or stiffness in your neck has many possible causes. Some are easy to identify, like sleeping in an unusual position or acute injuries, like whiplash in a car accident. On the other hand, other instances can appear suddenly and cause extreme stiffness or spasms.

Some common causes of neck pain include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Compressed nerves
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Meningitis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc

Neck pain can stem from the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons within your neck. In all cases, a painful or stiff neck makes it difficult to focus on anything else.

When do I need to see a professional for my neck pain?

Many cases of neck pain are short-term and don’t require medical intervention. Before seeing your provider, you can try easy at-home measures to relieve the pain and stiffness including:

  • Nonprescription pain relievers
  • Ice packs
  • Heat pads
  • Massages

If your pain persists beyond these measures, a visit to your medical provider may be necessary. You should also book an evaluation at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center for neck pain if:

  • The pain radiates into your limbs
  • You get a headache with it
  • It comes with a fever
  • You notice a lump in your neck
  • You have trouble breathing
  • There is difficulty managing your bladder or bowels

To discover what’s causing your neck pain and choose the best strategy for treatment, your provider at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center may ask you questions about your symptoms and instruct you to make certain movements. They may also request imaging tests to get a better view of the structures in your neck.

How is neck pain treated?

Once the Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center team identifies the cause of your neck pain, your provider creates an individualized plan for your treatment and relief. Your treatment plan may include several components:

Chiropractic care
Activator Method®
Nutritional counseling
Exercise or rehabilitation program

Throughout your treatment, they continue to monitor your neck to ensure proper healing.

If your neck pain won’t go away and you’re ready to move your neck freely again, don’t hesitate to request your appointment at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center by phone or online today.