Neck Pain

Chiropractic Care in Mandeville, LA

Neck Pain services offered in Mandeville, LA

Poor posture, arthritis, and spine injuries can contribute to chronic neck pain that interferes with your mobility. At Integrated Spine & Disc, Jeff Miller, DC, provides comprehensive chiropractic care to relieve neck pain and prevent injuries in your cervical (upper) spine. Dr. Miller uses advanced techniques to realign the vertebrae in your spine, lessening the pressure on surrounding nerves and soft tissues. He also combines exercise therapy with routine chiropractic adjustments to keep your neck healthy and strong. Call the office in Mandeville, Louisiana, to schedule a chiropractic evaluation for chronic neck pain or book an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Two levels of pain can affect the health and function of your neck:

Acute neck pain

Acute neck pain can develop if you overuse your muscles in sports or manual labor. You might also develop acute neck pain if you have poor posture that strains your upper spine muscles. 

This type of pain usually lasts less than six weeks and resolves with rest and over-the-counter medications. However, acute neck pain can also contribute to headaches and migraines.

Chronic neck pain

Chronic neck pain that lasts for six months or longer can develop from underlying injuries or disease that affect your cervical (upper) spine. Common causes of chronic neck pain can include:

  • Bone spurs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease

If you have chronic pain from a degenerative disease or an injury but can’t find relief with medications, you may benefit from Integrated Spine & Disc’s chiropractic care services. 

How does chiropractic care treat neck pain?

Chiropractic care focuses on improving the alignment of your whole spine to relieve pressure on surrounding nerves and soft tissues. 

To determine if chiropractic care is the right treatment strategy for you, Dr. Miller performs a comprehensive health evaluation. He reviews your medical history, discusses the symptoms you have, and assesses your current health. 

If chiropractic care can benefit your condition, Dr. Miller customizes a treatment plan to improve your spine health. He also determines how many chiropractic adjustments you need and how often to achieve long-lasting neck pain relief. 

What happens during a chiropractic adjustment for neck pain?

During your appointment, Dr. Miller uses manual manipulation techniques to move your spinal vertebrae into their proper position. He can also use specialized instruments to realign your spine and relax the muscles in your neck. 

Spinal adjustments shouldn’t be painful, but it’s common to hear or feel a popping sensation with certain movements. These sensations occur when your joints release trapped gases during the adjustment. 

In combination with spinal manipulation, Dr. Miller can recommend exercises that target the soft tissues in your upper spine. These exercises can prevent tension from building up in your muscles and lower your risk for additional neck pain. 

You should also make changes to your lifestyle to limit long periods of sitting and stay mindful of your posture to prevent unnecessary strain in your neck muscles. 

To schedule a chiropractic evaluation for neck pain, call Integrated Spine & Disc or book an appointment online today. 

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