Neck PainNeck pain is one of the most common chronic ailments experienced by adults in the United States. Its effects are often immediate and severe, limiting the sufferer’s ability to accomplish even the simplest of tasks. Its causes are similar to those of back pain, and include herniated discs, muscle weaknesses, spinal misalignment, and pinched nerves.
Neck pain can cause a wide range of secondary ailments. Headaches, nausea, tight, knotted muscles, and radiating nerve pain and numbness that affects the arms, hands, ribcage, and collarbones are typically experienced. Neck pain can also result in irritated optical nerves, which can lead to intense headaches around the eyes, as well as vision problems. Suffering from these symptoms also limits range of motion, as even the slightest movements of the head can aggravate any of these issues.
Surgical approaches to treating neck pain, such as neck fusion, are often ineffective and carry with them a high risk of painful and permanent side effects. Narcotics are usually prescribed to deal with these side effects, and are likely to create a worsening cycle of pain.
What is the first step in relieving my neck pain?
The first step in living a life free of neck pain is determining its specific cause or causes. Our team gathers your medical history, employs innovative diagnostic tools and techniques, and takes in-office digital x-rays that are analyzed by our staff doctors, all helping paint a clear picture of your condition’s severity and causes. Once you’re educated about your neck pain, we work with you to plan a course of drug-free, painless therapy that will most effectively promote healing.
Chiropractic techniques involve natural, progressive adjustments of the neck and spine, alleviating the pinched nerves, weakened muscles, and spinal disc issues that commonly create neck pain. A consistent regimen of adjustments leads to lessened pressure and lowered inflammation, which can ultimately eliminate pain altogether.
How is Symmetry different from other chiropractors who seek to relieve my neck pain?
Here at Symmetry, our method of pain treatment is a highly scientific, consistently innovated practice called “Chiropractic Biophysics.” It seeks to permanently correct the abnormalities and misalignments in spinal structure that cause so many ailments, neck pain included. The spine and neck are adjusted painlessly through gentle techniques, and maintained over time with specific, targeted exercises. Patients start to see relief almost immediately, and eventually become pain-free through maintenance.
Let our team get you started on the path to healing your neck pain. Please visit or call our Alameda, CA office, and start living comfortably today.