Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Pain from our Downtown Toronto Chiropractor
Most people will experience neck pain at some point in their life. While you may think this is something you just have to live with, our Toronto chiropractor has a different take on the situation. Our chiropractic techniques can provide neck pain relief regardless of the underlying cause of your symptoms. Particularly if you’re new to chiropractic, you may be interested in answers to some of the more common questions about neck pain we encounter in our practice.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain can be caused by any number of things, including whiplash, herniated disc, poor posture, muscle strain, misalignment of the vertebrae, and more. Extended computer use, particularly when your monitor is not set at the correct level, will often lead to neck pain, as can any occupation that requires you to keep your head or neck in an awkward position for long periods of time.
The specific symptoms you experience can include stiffness and soreness when you move your neck, headaches, pain that radiates into your shoulders and arms, and upper back pain. Chiropractic neck pain treatment will focus on relieving these symptoms while also correcting their underlying cause to help keep them from returning.
How Is Neck Pain Diagnosed?
When you visit our offices for neck pain treatment, we’ll complete a thorough physical evaluation to determine exactly what is causing your symptoms. This involves palpating your spine, paying particular attention to the affected area.
We will also ask you to perform certain movements to examine what specifically causes pain, how limited your range of motion is, and whether or not your reflexes have been affected. We may recommend some other diagnostic tests based on our findings, and we’ll review your medical history and symptom progression with you as well.
How Is Neck Pain Treated?
We have a range of treatment options available to provide neck pain relief, and the specific combination we use for you will depend on the precise nature of your condition. Misalignments and disc issues respond well to chiropractic manipulation, and we often combine that with soft tissue treatments like massage therapy and targeted stretching exercises to provide full support for your body’s natural healing processes. We can also teach you some exercises to do on your own that can help prevent recurrence of your symptoms.
What Should I Do if I Suffer Neck Pain?
The best thing you can do when you’re suffering from neck pain is to make an appointment with our Toronto chiropractor. We can provide treatment for your acute symptoms, and we can also make recommendations about how you can modify your lifestyle or work environment to reduce the chances that your neck pain will recur.
Schedule an Appointment with our Downtown Toronto Chiropractor
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call our Toronto offices today at (416) 920-7275.