Neck Pain Specialist

Bay Wellness Center

Theodros Shawl, DC

Chiropractor & Physiotherapist located in Oakland, CA

Neck pain is a common pain complaint that can develop from many causes, from poor posture to overuse to an injury. However, subluxation, or misalignment of your vertebrae, is often responsible for the pain. Dr. Theodros Shawl, DC, and the team at Bay Wellness Center in Oakland, California, take an integrative approach to neck pain and offer treatments aimed at alleviating your discomfort and restoring your health. For relief from your neck pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain refers to any discomfort you experience in or around your neck. Also known as your cervical spine, your neck is an extension of your spine and consists of a series of vertebrae separated by discs held together by ligaments, tendons, and muscle. 

Your neck keeps your head stable and mobile. However, the function of your neck also makes it vulnerable to pain and injury. 

What causes neck pain?

You can develop neck pain from many causes. Some of the most common include:

  • Muscle strains 
  • Whiplash
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Nerve compression

Subluxation or misalignment of your vertebrae is also a common cause of neck pain, which can lead to muscle spasms and intense pain when left untreated.

What can I expect during an evaluation for my neck pain?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation from Dr. Shawl at Bay Wellness Center when you come to the office looking for relief from your neck pain. During your assessment, he reviews your symptoms, and medical history then conducts a physical exam. Dr. Shawl may request diagnostic imaging, such as an X-ray or MRI, to confirm or rule out the source of your neck pain. 

How is neck pain treated?

The team at Bay Wellness Center takes an integrative approach to care and develops individualized treatment plans aimed at the underlying cause of your neck pain. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Spinal decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • Exercise program
  • Ice pack cryotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation therapy

The goal of your treatment plan is to ease your pain, promote healing, and prevent a recurrence. 

How can chiropractic care alleviate my neck pain?

The team at Bay Wellness Center offers many therapeutic tools to alleviate neck pain. However, chiropractic adjustments may serve as your primary treatment. Subluxation of your vertebrae places pressure on your nerves, blood vessels, and surrounding tissue, which may lead to pain and muscle spasms. 

Your misalignment also interrupts the messages from your brain to the rest of your body, which may alter overall health and normal body functions. Though neck pain is the symptom, your misalignment may affect several bodily systems. By restoring alignment through spinal manipulation, Dr. Shawl not only alleviates your neck pain but also optimizes overall health and wellness

For relief from your neck pain, contact Bay Wellness Center by phone or book online today.