Neck Pain Chiropractor
Suffering from chronic neck pain can seriously put a dampener on every aspect of your daily life. Your neck is one of the most flexible skeletal parts of your body, but because of this is also incredibly easy to injure and have problems with. In some cases, neck pain can also be the cause of pain in other parts of your body. A chiropractic can help resolve the issue by effectively targeting the source of the problem through non-invasive treatment.
SPINEfirst is one of Hong Kong’s leading chiropractors and can help you lead a healthier, happier, and less painful life without neck pain.
Common sources of neck pain
Neck pain can be caused by a wide variety of issues including osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and other degenerative diseases. In younger people, neck pain is more often caused by accidents like car crashes, for example, which can unexpectedly move the neck and cause whiplash.
Other than this, many people suffer from neck pain simply because of their day-to-day life. This can happen if you sit at a desk most of the day with poor posture. Obesity, stress, and a myriad of other issues can sometimes contribute to serious neck pain, even if there was no specific accident or sudden cause.
Symptoms of neck pain
We specialise in treating neck pain and disorders of the cervical spine. We can tell you that neck pain can present in a variety of ways. Some common symptoms of neck pain include:
Pain and stiffness in the neck: This is the most common symptom of neck pain. It may be mild or severe and can affect one or both sides of the neck. The pain may be constant or intermittent.
Headaches: Neck pain can cause headaches, mainly if the pain is located in the back of the neck or the base of the skull.
Arm pain, tingling, or numbness in the arms or hands: The sensation may be mild or severe and can affect one or both arms. This may be a sign of nerve compression in the cervical spine.
Reduced range of motion: Neck pain can make turning the head or moving the neck in specific directions difficult.
Muscle spasms: This is a common symptom of neck pain, mainly if the pain is due to muscle strain or tension.
With any of these symptoms, seek chiropractic treatment. A chiropractor can perform a thorough examination to identify the cause of your neck pain. After the assessment, a treatment plan of chiropractic adjustment will be developed to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall spinal health.
How a chiropractor can help with your neck pain
Seeing a chiropractor for neck pain can provide quick relief. You can get neck pain relief seamlessly with the correct spinal manipulation. On your first consultation, we will ask you about your medical history and if you can think of any specific causes for your neck pain. We use all this and data from any other necessary tests to diagnose the source of your neck pain and devise a solution for chiropractic adjustments.
To treat neck pain, a series of neck adjustments are required. Using powerful yet controlled movements, pressure is applied to specific areas of your neck. Following this, your neck pain will improve, and you will feel better.
One of the significant benefits of chiropractic treatment for your neck pain is that it is non-intrusive. The solutions are both medically certified here in Hong Kong, and do not require any medication or surgery. On top of this, booking a consultation for chiropractic care of your neck pain not only alleviates any pain you are currently experiencing but also protects you against future injuries and troubles relating to the health of your spine.
How does a chiropractor diagnose neck pain?
One of the first steps in diagnosis is to perform a thorough physical examination. This examination helps to identify the underlying cause of the neck pain and determine the best course of treatment.
The chiropractor will assess the patient's musculoskeletal and nervous system during the physical examination. This involves evaluating the patient's posture, range of motion, and muscle strength. The chiropractor may also use palpation techniques to identify areas of tenderness or inflammation in the neck.
In addition to the physical examination, the chiropractor may also order diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans. These tests can help to identify structural abnormalities or injuries that may be causing the neck pain.
Once a diagnosis is made, the chiropractor will develop a personalised treatment plan based on the patient's needs.
Chiropractic treatments for neck pain
Patients undergoing chiropractic care for neck pain may get manual therapies such as spinal manipulation or mobilisation, massage therapy, stretching exercises, and physical therapy.
These treatments relieve pain, improve range of motion, and promote overall spinal health.
Chiropractors work closely with patients to develop personalised treatment plans based on their individual needs and goals. Treatment plans may be adjusted over time as the patient's symptoms and progress change.
Overall, chiropractic treatment is a safe and effective way to manage neck pain without the use of drugs or surgery. Remember, seek the care of a qualified chiropractor who can develop a personalised treatment plan to meet your individual needs.
Book your consultation today
If you suffer from neck pain, or would like to prevent future neck pain troubles, do not hesitate to contact us today. On your first chiropractor session, we will conduct a full medical examination to better understand the cause of your neck pains, as well as devise a plan as to how we can help.