Cervical (neck) pain is quite common. Many times, it's nothing serious. However, consider visiting Dr. Nadine's Bodymoves Chiropractic if the pain persists past a few days or weeks, is severe, or interferes with regular function. You'll be seen by Dr. Nadine Brinton, our certified chiropractor providing chiropractic care to residents in Corte Madera and Marin County, CA.
The Cervical Spine
The cervical spine (neck) is a complex, but well-engineered structure consisting of 7 small vertebrae, intervertebral discs, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The neck's job is to support the head and allow it to tilt forward, backward, and side to side. However, the neck's flexibility comes at the expense of injury and pain.
Neck Pain: Common Causes
Maybe you slept in a bad position or arch your neck forward frequently when on a computer or texting. These lifestyle habits can strain the muscles and tendons in the neck. In other cases, the pain can stem from repetitive motion, injury, misalignment, nerve interference, or emotional stress and tension. Degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis are other culprits. These are all conditions a chiropractor in Marin County can help treat in addition to pain linked to:
- Bone spurs
- Whiplash (common auto injury)
- Cervical herniated or bulging disc
- Cervical spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
Neck Pain Symptoms
Besides pain, you may experience neck stiffness, muscle tightness, swelling, soreness, and tenderness. The pain may travel to the upper back, shoulder blades, or arm, and intensify when you try to turn or tilt your head. Numbness or tingling may occur from pressure on the spinal nerve.
Neck Pain Chiropractic in Corte Madera, CA
Chiropractic care allows you to enjoy pain relief and improved well-being without drugs or surgery. Your pre-treatment diagnostic tests will start with a physical exam. Dr. Brinton may also order a neurological exam, x-ray, CT scan, or MRI.
The holistic wellness treatments we provide involve a combination of cervical spinal adjustment and soft tissue therapies to reduce acute or chronic pain and restore neck functions. Neck adjustment is performed by applying pressure directly to the neck and gently repositioning the spinal joints. Realignment also helps reduce pain from muscle strains, an injured disc, or a pinched nerve. Adjustments work to improve flexibility of the spine, reduce inflammation, and increase range of motion.
Supplementary natural relief therapies you may benefit from include:
- Shockwave Therapy
- Graston Technique Therapy
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Corrective Exercises
- Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes
Drug-Free Neck Pain Relief
Chiropractic care at Dr. Nadine's Bodymoves Chiropractic Inc. is personalized to suit your needs. Call or visit us if you're in Corte Madera or Marin County, CA, or a surrounding city. 415-295-6087 is the number to call to request an appointment.