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Fairfax Chiropractic

Neck Pain Fairfax Va

It’s no news that many people complain of stiffness of the neck or neck pain. The intensity of the pain differs ranging from a little pain in the neck to severe debilitating pain.

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SYMPTOMS OF NECK PAIN

Neck pain can easily be identified by the following signs and symptoms:

  • Soreness
  • Stiffness of the neck
  • Numbness
  • Tenderness and tingling
  • Sharp pain
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Stubborn headache
  • Radicular pain

CAUSES FOR NECK PAIN

Neck pain can also be caused by bad posture, wear and tear of the neck joints, muscle strains, uncomfortable sleeping position, stress, chiropractic manipulation or wearing heavy neck ornaments. Sometimes neck pain can be the result of some underlying disease such as; rheumatoid arthritis, heart attack, cancer and some others.

LONG TERM PROBLEMS DUE TO IGNORING NECK PAIN

Ignoring neck pain that has resisted medications after three days may lead to a more severe problem such as:

  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Disc herniation
  • Spondylosis
  • Muscle strains

TEMPORARY PAIN RELIEF FOR NECK PAIN

Quick remedies for minor neck pain:

  • Have a partner gently massage the affected area of the neck.
  • Use warm pads or hot water bottle to compress on the pain area.
  • The use of ice packs can also be useful.
  • Avoid the use of pillow for the time being or use a specialized neck pillow.
  • Take an oral medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain relief.

TREATMENT FOR NECK PAIN

  • X-rays
  • CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • electromyography, which enables your doctor in Fairfax, VA to know the health of your muscles & nerves that control your muscles.

Based on the test results your neck pain doctor will carry out some of the following treatments of the neck pain:

  • Adjustments
  • Stretching and physical therapy
  • Traction
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Heat and ice

DOES MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER NECK PAIN TREATMENT?

Medicare and many insurances cover treatment for neck pain. Please call our office so we can verify your insurance coverage for neck pain.

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How do we treat neck pain?

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Do not ignore your Neck Pain, it can become worse overtime. It’s important to consult with the doctor and understand the root cause of Neck Pain.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NECK PAIN

How do you loosen tight neck muscles?

You can instantly loosen the stiff neck muscles by using the forward and backwards tilt procedure:

  • Firstly, place with your head squarely above your shoulder and keep your back straight.
  • Gently lower your chin toward your chest and hold for 15-30 seconds.
  • Relax, and gently raise your head straight back up.
  • Move your chin up gently towards the ceiling and bring the back of your skull towards your back.
  • Severally, repeat the process.

How do you get rid of knots in your neck?

Neck knot is also known as the trigger points. It’s usually the area of tense muscles. The following will help remove the neck knot:

  • The use of hot water bottle or warm pads on the affected area.
  • The use of ice packs can also be handy. It has helps to reduce inflammation.
  • Repetitive upward and downward movement of the shoulder towards the ear.
  • Cobra pose and catcow yoga pose
  • The use of some over the counter drugs such as; ibuprofen, paracetamol.

Why does my neck hurt on the left side?

There are numerous causes for the pain on the left side of your neck. it’s usually a muscle strain in your neck. A sore neck can be due a bad placement of your head while sleeping which has stressed the tendons and muscles on that position. However, the side doesn’t actually count.

Is it dangerous to massage your neck?

The neck is an important part of the body. As the arteries in the neck are quite fragile. However, having an incompetent therapist massage can cause serious problems such as; stroke or harm the blood vessels. It’s very advisable to go to therapists recommended by the doctor in Fairfax, VA.

What is chiropractic neck manipulation?

It is a neck manipulation procedure that involves the adjustment of the upper 7 vertebrae of the spinal column. These steps are mostly used by a chiropractor and osteopathic physician. Osteopathic doctors practice osteopathic manipulation.

Why do chiropractors pull your neck?

A chiropractor work is to make sure the joints in your neck are well aligned. However, in this process the chiropractor is likely to pull your neck. Provided the person is a professional, you need not to worry.

Can neck pain be a sign of something serious?

Yes, most neck pain is as a result of a serious injury. After the practice of the temporary solutions and the neck pain persist after ten days. Its surely a serious problem that needs immediate medical attention by a doctor.

When should I go to the doctor for neck pain?

Make sure you immediately seek a doctor’s attention if the neck was as a result of an accident, fall or the likes of such occurrence. Once, your neck pain resist medication after 3days, you should definitely seek a doctor’s advice.

How should I sleep with neck pain?

Sleeping with a very strong pillow that keeps your neck flexed overnight can neck stiffness. However, a softer pillow is recommendable. If you prefer sleeping on your sides, make sure your spine is straight with a nice pillow placed higher, under your head.

Can a pillow cause neck pain?

A pillow that is not well placed under your head and neck can cause neck muscle tension thereby causing neck pain. A memory-foam or feather pillows are most recommendable allowing for a neutral neck and spine.

What illnesses cause neck pain?

  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Slipped disc
  • Spondylosis
  • Muscle strains

Is neck pain a sign of cancer?

A pain in the neck can be as a result of a non serious problem. Sometimes, it’s usually an early sign of neck cancer. neck cancer is usually accompanied with symptoms such as; swelling, sore and lump.

How can I relieve my neck pain?

Quick remedies for a minor neck pain:

  • Have a partner gently massage the affected area of the neck.
  • Use warm pads or hot water bottle to compress on the pain area.
  • The use of ice packs can also be handy
  • Avoid the use of pillow for the time being or use a specialized neck pillow.
  • Take an oral medication of ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain relief
  • Request for a neck collar from your neck pain doctor in Fairfax, VA. Do not use it for a long period of time because it can make your neck muscles weak.