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 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.
You can develop neck pain from many causes. Some of the most common include:
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.
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.
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:
The goal of your treatment plan is to ease your pain, promote healing, and prevent a recurrence.
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.