Suffering From Neck Pain in Fort Collins?
Approximately 75% of adults in the United States experience neck pain at some point, leading to poor work performance, lack of sleep, and general discomfort. For all causes of neck pain, visit Brave Roots Chiropractic in Fort Collins. Since 2010, Steve Cook, DC, has offered personalized chiropractic care to adults and children in Northern Colorado to relieve neck pain. Schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.
Neck Pain in Fort Collins
It is impossible to help an individual with neck pain if your not sure of the location of the problem. Fort Collins chiropractors are trained in the use of a variety of diagnostic tools which give them the ability to locate the source of neck pain. This comes as a great advantage when treating this condition.
The spine is one of the most complex areas of your body, with almost every systemic nerve running through it. Muscles connected to a region of the spine that is misaligned can spasm and tighten. This tightening is believed to be a defense mechanism of the body to protect the spine and spinal cord. Bad posture and repetitive motions with a bad posture are the most common cause of misalignments that can happen in the spine.
Many people let spinal problems go uncorrected. They hope that if they wait long enough their neck pain will just go away. In a lot of cases it probably will go away, but the misalignment that caused the problem is still there. Over time that area will often become aggravated again, and the pain will return. Over time without correction, the problem can become much more serious. Some patients get to the point where surgery may be the only option.
Common vs. Normal
If you have neck pain don't fall into the common vs. normal trap. The trap insinuates that because so many people have neck pain it must be normal. Neck pain is very common, but it is certainly not normal. This type of reasoning is why we see so many people with problems that can no longer be corrected. You don't have to become a statistic of neck pain. Take control of the problem before it's too late.
The first time you're in our office we will begin with your health history. Our Doctor needs to understand your condition before he can properly help you. Our hope is that your recovery will be speedy and quick.
Neck Pain Q & A
The neck consists of seven cervical vertebrae, intervertebral discs and spinal nerves between each vertebra, and numerous ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Injury to any of these structures can cause pain. Common issues that irritate the anatomical structures in your neck include:
- Poor posture
- Uncomfortable sleeping position, including
- sleeping on your stomach or improper pillows
- Looking down at your computer or phone frequently
- Poor desk station ergonomics
- Exercise or weight training
- Repetitive movements
Dr. Cook helps you identify your neck pain triggers to prevent discomfort in the future.
If you experience neck pain that doesn’t get better within 2-3 days, you may have an underlying condition causing your pain. Common causes include:
- Intersegmental dysfunction
- Cervical facet joint dysfunction
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative joint disease
- Sprain or strain
- Disc herniations
Joint dysfunction and soft tissue injuries tend to resolve with care the fastest, though they can also become chronic issues — like arthritis or spinal stenosis — if left untreated.
Dr. Cook performs thorough consultations, exams, and imaging to determine the cause of your neck pain. Your visit begins with a consultation to understand the location and intensity of your pain, additional symptoms you may be experiencing, and movements that make your pain worse.
After your consultation, Dr. Cook completes an orthopedic exam of your neck. He has you move through your range of motion to assess for areas of stiffness and then presses on different areas of your neck to check for swelling, tenderness, and pain. He may perform additional tests to checks the discs and nerves in your neck, if appropriate.
Dr. Cook also offers in-house X-rays to better identify structural issues in your spine. Once he’s analyzed your X-rays and exam findings, he explains your diagnosis and treatment options. If needed, he may refer you for an MRI as well.
Depending on the cause of your neck pain, Dr. Cook recommends an appropriate course of treatment that may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments, either using the Gonstead Concept or Torque Release Technique (TRT)®
- Soft tissue therapy, including massage therapy
- Therapeutic exercises
- Hot and cold therapy
- Electrical nerve stimulation
Dr. Cook appreciates that every patient has their own unique needs and provides personalized treatment to help you recover.
Get relief from your neck pain by calling or scheduling a visit online at Brave Roots Chiropractic now.
Don't let yourself struggle with neck pain. The team at Brave Roots Chiropractic: Steve Cook, DC in Fort Collins is here and excited to help you! Call if you have any questions. Today is the day to begin chiropractic care!
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