Neck pain is a common complaint for people of all ages, especially adults who spend too many hours each day working at a desk. At Aloha Health Center in San Jose, California, Ross Ali, DC, is an experienced chiropractor who provides effective, natural remedies for neck pain for patients both young and old. Request an appointment online today, or call the friendly office staff to learn about available neck pain treatment techniques.
Neck Pain Q & A
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain and stiffness are common for men and women who spend hours each day hunched over a computer, driving in traffic, or sleeping in a poor position. Other causes of neck pain include:
- Whiplash from a car accident or sports injury
- Poor posture
- Overexerting your neck during exercise
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Pinched nerves
You may also experience neck pain associated with headaches, muscle stiffness, shoulder pain, or as a result of untreated lower back pain.
When should I see a chiropractor for my neck pain?
If your neck pain is the result of a traumatic event, such as a car accident or sports injury, you should make an appointment at Aloha Health Center for a thorough evaluation and expert chiropractic treatment. Of course, if you were in an accident and you’re unable to move, then seek immediate medical attention.
If your neck pain doesn’t improve with at-home treatments, such as rest, ice, and heat, or the pain spreads into your shoulders, arms, or legs, Dr. Ali can help you get relief. It’s always best to seek treatment as soon as possible after an injury, even if you don’t feel severe symptoms right away. Whiplash sometimes takes several hours before you experience more serious neck pain.
Additionally, if you wake up with neck pain every day, it could be a sign of an underlying spinal condition. A thorough evaluation and comprehensive treatment plan can help you get relief from daily pain.
How does a chiropractor treat neck pain?
Dr. Ali treats neck pain based on your individual condition and underlying causes. He uses specific chiropractic adjustments that are gentle on your neck but effective at providing long-term pain relief. Dr. Ali practices diversified techniques and uses other chiropractic adjustment techniques specific to your unique needs.
He may also recommend therapeutic exercises, short-term immobilization, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to help alleviate your pain. He may suggest lifestyle changes or sleeping positions that help prevent recurring neck pain, as well.
For comprehensive, natural care to relieve neck pain without the use of prescription medications, contact Aloha Health Center by phone or through the online booking system.