Neck pain can happen at any time, or it may be a chronic, nagging issue for you. If you’re suffering from neck pain, visit Allan Laird, DC, and the integrated medical team at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California. Located in Camarillo, California, the team offers evidence-based, natural solutions to neck pain so you can recover without the need for drugs or surgery. To schedule a visit, call the office or book online today.
Neck pain can be the result of poor posture, an ergonomically-poor workstation, irregular or quick head movements, trauma, or even sleeping in an unusual position. Common causes of neck pain include:
Depending on your unique anatomy and posture, you may be predisposed to certain conditions or may find that certain activities aggravate your neck pain — such as sleeping on your stomach or turning your head too quickly.
Neck pain is diagnosed following a comprehensive consultation and physical exam. If needed, the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California team also orders X-rays or an MRI of your neck. During your consultation, the team asks about the location and severity of your pain and any activities or movements that worsen your discomfort.
The physical exam incorporates a range of motion measurements, strength and flexibility testing, and nerve function tests. The team also takes you through a series of movements that involve tilting and turning your head to check the function of the joints in your neck.
Based on your consultation, exam, and any additional imaging, the team determines your diagnosis and explains different treatment approaches to address your pain in order to come up with a personalized plan to help you.
The team takes a multidisciplinary approach to neck pain management and aims to address the root cause of your neck pain in order to reduce your symptoms and improve the overall function of your neck. In some cases, symptoms may be the last thing to appear and the first thing to go away during treatment, but the team addresses all aspects of your health to improve your outcomes from treatment for better overall health and wellness.
Depending on the severity of your pain and your diagnosis, the team may begin treatment with electrical stimulation, soft tissue therapy, gentle traction, or chiropractic care. As you progress through your treatment plan, the team may incorporate exercise therapy and specific stretches to improve the strength and flexibility in your neck.
By using a combination of therapies to reduce your pain and improve the strength and stability of your neck, the team can also help prevent re-injury and reduce your need for alternative treatments — like pain medications, injections, or surgery.
Get help with your neck pain by calling or scheduling a visit online at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California now.