Neck pain is a common complaint and an area where chiropractic care can make a difference. Kevin Holton, DC, at The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare, in Metuchen, New Jersey, offers numerous chiropractic treatments for neck pain and can help you find lasting relief. Come in for a one-on-one consultation to learn more. Booking your visit takes just moments using the online booking tool or call the office by phone.
Your neck is an area of your body you probably pay little attention to unless it begins to cause pain. At that point, you may be able to pay attention to little else.
Your neck is a relatively small part of your body, yet performs a wide range of functions. Supporting the weight of your head, at an average of 12 pounds, is just the beginning.
Your neck also enables head movement, houses your spinal cord, and contains your trachea and esophagus. Your thyroid gland is also located in your neck and plays a critical role in hormone production and regulation.
Neck pain can originate from a problem in any of the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves that make up your cervical spine.
Whiplash is a type of neck injury that occurs when your neck is subjected to rapid, sudden back-and-forth movement. It is a common injury in automobile accidents but can also occur during sports, fitness pursuits, or as a result of physical abuse.
The symptoms of whiplash include stiffness, pain in your neck, as well as headaches. You might also notice tenderness in your upper back, arms, or shoulder, or sensations of tingling or numbness in one or both arms.
Your provider begins all chiropractic care with a thorough diagnostic work-up, performing a physical exam, discussing your symptoms and health history, and gathering X-ray or other imaging to gain insight into the structural aspects of your neck.
This information allows the team to create a customized chiropractic care plan to meet your specific set of needs. Chiropractic adjustments can restore cervical spine alignment. Some techniques use carefully controlled force to adjust this area of your spine.
A technique called spinal manipulation works by gently maneuvering the components of your spine in a process similar to a deep tissue massage. This is a great way to address muscle and ligament strains and to relieve tension in your neck, upper back, and shoulders.
Regenerative treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and regenerative medicine can also help. These innovative treatment options boost your body’s innate healing ability and also serve to lessen inflammation.
Explore these and other treatments for neck pain during a face-to-face consultation. You can book your visit online or over the phone today.