Neck Pain Treatment from our Midtown East and Midtown West Chiropractors in NYC
Vitality Health Medical is NYC’s choice for compassionate, experienced, and insightful chiropractors. Our team has direct clinical know-how diagnosing and managing a variety of health conditions using all natural services that promote full-bodied health. Neck pain is one of the most common reasons people come in to see us at our clinic.
Causes of Neck Pain
So many different factors can lead to neck pain, including posture, ergonomics, repetitive movement, age, smoking, female gender, and acute trauma (such as auto accident or sports injury). Common cervical neck pain diagnoses we can treat include:
- Whiplash: neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, and more caused by rapid flexion/extension of the neck (seen in falls, auto accidents, etc.)
- Strains: Muscle strains are caused by overexertion from stretching or overloading. Common cervical strains are seen in the sternocleidomastoid (SCM), trapezius, rhombois, erector spinae, scalenes, and the levetator scauplae muscles.
- Sprains: Muscle sprains are caused by injury to the ligamentous and capsular structures. Neck sprains indicate damage to the facet joints and cervical vertebrae. Strains and sprains are often difficult to differentiate and occur simultaneously, most often due to sports injuries.
- Degenerative disc disease: thinning of the spinal discs in the cervical spine causing stiffness, and pain in the neck
- Facet joint lock: a misalignment of small joints in the neck, which can reduce range of motion, cause reflexive muscle guarding/spasms, etc.
- Cervical radiculopathy: compression of a cervical nerve root (can cause numbness, tingling, and weakness in an arm or hand)
- Tech neck: a temporary type of neck pain caused by poor posture and forward head while using phones and computers
Even factors such as poor foot and ankle position (e.g., flat feet) can exacerbate neck pain, since dysfunction and postural abnormalities all the way "downstream" can affect the position and amount of strain on your head and neck. A weak core can also contribute, since the neck will have a less stable base from which to function and support the weight of your head. Disease does not exist in a vacuum—for optimal healing, we need to assess the whole person!
Neck Pain Treatment
Why ignore neck pain or mask it with medications? We advise you to meet with our NYC chiropractors in Midtown West and Midtown East to find neck pain relief. We can resolve the causes and symptoms of your neck pain in several ways:
- Chiropractic adjustments realign your spine and restore normal pressure on discs and nerves
- Corrective exercises heal tissues, restore neck range of motion, and improve core strength and endurance
- Physical therapy can help you improve flexibility and stability in the spine through rehabilitative exercise
- Complimentary services like spinal decompression, acupuncture, and massage therapy reduce pain and spasms, increase circulation, and promote healing.
Contact our Midtown Manhattan Chiropractors in NYC for Neck Pain Relief
The sooner you seek treatment for neck pain symptoms, the less likely you'll be faced with chronic issues. Request an appointment with our chiropractors in Midtown East (212-245-5688) or Midtown West (212-302-2975) to discuss treatment options. Vitality Health Medical offers comprehensive pain management and rehabilitative services for patients in Manhattan, Midtown East, Midtown West, Hell’s Kitchen, and surrounding areas.