With only seven small vertebrae, the neck and cervical spine support the entire weight of the head and brain: a full 12 pounds on average. When something goes wrong, it can cause significant neck pain and mobility issues. That’s why Dr. Michael Goldstein at Spinal Correction Chiropractic in Ardmore, Pennsylvania specializes in neck pain and injuries. With his expertise and care, your pain may finally disappear for good.
Several issues can cause neck pain. Some of the most common include:
While some people may not be able to pinpoint a specific incident that caused their neck pain, others can. For example, a car accident or a fall may have caused a herniated disc or a tightening of the muscles.
For other people, neck pain occurs gradually until one day it hurts to move the neck or bend it in a certain direction. This can be the effect of aging or other lifestyle habits, such as bad posture, obesity, or stress.
Depending on your issues and what’s causing your neck pain, Dr. Goldstein may perform a few types of treatments. First, he determines what’s causing your pain by completing a thorough examination. He asks you questions regarding your neck pain and observes your range of motion, posture, and physical health. He may also complete a neurological exam, testing your muscle strength, reflexes, and pain.
Based on what he finds, Dr. Goldstein may make recommendations or may require further testing, including X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. Once he knows the source of your neck pain, he can establish a comprehensive treatment. These may include:
If you’re experiencing neck pain that’s not improving with rest, it may be time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goldstein. You should see a chiropractor if you experience:
If you suffer from certain medical conditions that affect the spine and cause neck pain, a chiropractor may be able to help. These include:
If you’re tired of suffering from neck pain, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Goldstein today, and soon your neck pain may be gone.