Common Questions About Neck Pain Relief
If you suffer from chronic neck pain, discomfort, and the attendant loss of range of motion, our chiropractor at Bakke Chiropractic Clinic here in Tacoma can help you. Chiropractic care doesn't involve surgery or medications. With nearly all of our patients, it either reduces or eliminates chronic neck pain and its related symptoms. Here are three questions we often hear from our patients regarding neck pain.
What are Some of the Common Causes of Neck Pain?
Rather than treating symptoms that inevitably will return, our chiropractor treats a wide range of neck pain causes. Common causes of neck pain include:
- Injuries to the cervical discs that are located between the vertebrae of the neck.
- Cervical sprains injure the ligaments of the neck and strains that injure the neck's muscles and tendons.
- Degenerative joint and disc disease of the neck.
- Acceleration and deceleration injuries are often caused by motor vehicle accidents.
How Does Your Chiropractor Diagnose the Cause of a Patient's Neck Pain?
At the time of your initial visit, our chiropractor goes over your medical history. After that, a few orthopedic and neurological tests will be performed. X-rays will likely be taken for the purposes of showing the alignment of the cervical spine. After that, a preliminary diagnosis will be made, and a treatment plan will be recommended.
How Does Your Chiropractor Treat Neck Pain?
After isolating the cause and specific location of a patient's neck pain, our chiropractor typically performs gentle adjustments to align the spine and relieve pressure on its nerves and muscles while restoring range of motion. Along with adjustments, electronic muscle stimulation, ultrasound, trigger point therapy or massage might also be used. Therapeutic home strengthening exercises to keep the affected body parts in place might also be prescribed.
Chiropractor in Tacoma
At Bakke Chiropractic Clinic in Tacoma, our chiropractor has years of experience offering natural and non-invasive neck pain treatment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (253) 472-3365.