Neck Pain

Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab

Chiropractor & Acupuncture located in Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

It’s likely that you’ve experienced neck pain or stiffness at some point, especially if you work a desk job or drive for hours at a time. At Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab in Charlotte, North Carolina, Derek Maul, DC, can help you find relief from your neck pain with innovative treatment approaches like acupuncture, cold laser therapy, and massage therapy. To explore neck pain treatments, request your consultation online or by phone today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Your neck supports the weight of your head. It isn’t as thick as your torso, and it can turn and bend. With so much strength required, it’s no surprise that neck pain is prevalent among adults. Furthermore, neck pain tends to come with other symptoms, including:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle tightness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Lump in your neck
  • Stiffness or immobility

The pain in your neck might get worse if you move it or hold your head in one position for too long. If your neck pain doesn’t improve naturally, Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab can help you find relief with various treatments and therapies.

What causes neck pain?

There are many possible causes of neck pain. If a traumatic injury like a car wreck or a fall results in neck pain, you should get treatment right away. However, you can also get neck pain from sitting hunched over looking at your computer or developing an inflammatory disease. Common injuries and conditions that cause neck pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Muscle tension and stress
  • Vertebrae fractures
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Bone spurs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Meningitis

You can’t always prevent neck pain, but there are a few steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing it. You can try to practice good posture, take breaks from driving or using a computer for prolonged periods of time, quit smoking, and optimize your sleeping position.

How can I relieve my neck pain?

Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab offers several treatment options that work well for neck pain. After determining the cause of your neck pain, Dr. Maul might recommend one or more of the following treatments as part of your plan.

Dry needling or acupuncture

Dry needling and acupuncture both use needles to relieve muscle tension and ease musculoskeletal pain at various points in your body.

Massage therapy

During massage therapy, a massage therapist rubs and manipulates the sore muscles in and around your neck. This can result in lasting relief for your neck pain.

Chiropractic care

With chiropractic care, Dr. Maul realigns your spine to ease stress and tension, leading to neck pain and other symptoms.

Physical rehabilitation

Movements and stretches help relieve the tension and pain in your neck.

Myofascial release therapy

If the pain in your neck is associated with a trigger point, hands-on manipulation can release it and decrease the pain.

Cold laser therapy

Dr. Maul uses a low-level laser to target the tissues and muscles in your neck and relieve inflammation causing pain.

To review all available treatments for your neck pain, request a consultation by phone or online at Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab today.