Find out what is causing your neck pain and get relief today. Schedule your chiropractic or massage appointment.
Our team of chiropractors and massage therapists are here to get you out of pain, fast.
If you are experiencing neck pain, know that you are not alone. More than 10% of Americans are enduring neck pain right along with you.
Fortunately, chiropractic and massage are noninvasive therapies perfectly suited to help relieve your pain and treat the underlying cause of your discomfort. Utilizing these holistic remedies is an effective way to ease your neck pain without the use of painkillers or surgery.
Chiropractic adjustment for neck pain is the most effective and essential treatment used by the chiropractor. A spinal adjustment is the only way to repair ligament (collagen) tissue to correct joint movement, which is often the source of a patient’s pain.
Most individuals experiencing neck pain have either:
- Suffered an accident like whiplash or a fall where the structural integrity of the neck has been altered and ligament (collagen) tissue damage has occurred.
- Have been exposed to a long period of adverse neck and spinal stresses most commonly from bad or improper postural habits and techniques.
In both cases, the spinal joint segments are attached together by ligaments (collagen) tissue. This tissue is structurally damaged and leads to biomechanically faulty and painful joints. In other words, the vertebrae and their supporting structures have lost their optimal stability, and their movements are occurring in an inappropriate and stressful manner. The only effective and long-term method of correcting the improper biomechanics is to realign and strengthen the collagen tissue and restore/ normalize the joint motion. This is the job of the spinal adjustment. In addition to restoring mobility, the spinal adjustment also produces a reflexive relief of pain.
We use therapeutic massage and other bodywork techniques to support healing
Oregon City Chiropractic is home to six licensed massage therapists who specialize in over twelve different modalities of massage. Bodywork techniques are an excellent support to chiropractic adjustment as massage can reduce muscle tension and relax stressed areas.
We also utilize other manual therapies like trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and cupping. These can all be targeted to ease neck pain, relax cervical muscles, and increase cervical spine mobility.
On top of the many modalities and therapies offered in-house, we also provide at-home stretches and exercises, physical therapy techniques, as well as dietary and nutritional information which can assist in the healing process. This type of self-care is customized to you and your injury or health concern and is specifically tailored to aid in pain relief and overall recovery. Additionally, we find that your consistent care both inside our clinic and at home can speed rehabilitation times and help prevent future injuries.
Get rapid headache relief at Oregon City Chiropractic
After back and neck pain, headaches are one of the most common reasons people visit a chiropractor. Many patients find that chiropractic adjustments relieve their headaches, even if that’s not the main reason for their visit. This is because muscles in the top of your neck can get tight/ irritated and refer pain into your head and can trigger a headache. Once the joints in your neck are adjusted, these headaches can disappear.
Headaches can be triggered by many factors – both physical and environmental. These include:
- Muscle tension, neck, and upper back spasms
- Neck problems (also called a cervicogenic headache)
- An injury such as whiplash (called a post-traumatic headache)
- Illness or allergy
- Chemical exposure
- Overuse of painkillers
- Stress and other emotional triggers
- Dehydration or poor nutritional choices
All of the above issues can cause headaches. There are many types of headaches, including tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, cervicogenic headaches, hypnic headaches, medication-induced headaches, and exertional headaches. A comprehensive exam is important to identify the correct diagnosis, which will lead to the proper course of treatment specific to the type of headache you are experiencing.
If you have head pain and aren’t sure what is causing it, be sure to visit us. We will perform a complete examination and provide adjustment, massage, and other therapies to give you immediate and long-lasting pain relief.
NATURAL NECK AND UPPER BACK PAIN RELIEF
Our goal is to provide you with holistic methods of resolving your upper back and neck pain
Neck and upper back pain can be caused by a number of factors, all of which can be resolved with chiropractic care and manual therapies along with at-home self-care actions like nutrition and exercise.
Some of the more common causes of neck pain include:
- Incomplete rehabilitation of past injuries.
- Whiplash-type injuries.
- Improper workstation setup.
- Poor posture.
- Prolonged sitting.
- Prolonged use of non-ergonomically designed equipment.
- Excessive repetitive neck motions.
- Improper telephone techniques.
- Excessive mental stress.
- Physical inactivity.
- Poor diet and nutritional practices.
We utilize chiropractic and massage techniques in our clinic to help resolve many of the above issues. However, work can be done by the patient in everyday life to support the neck and back while improving overall health. Here are several healthy living tips for healing and preventing damage to the neck and back:
Practice proper posture, lifting, and ergonomics
Practicing proper posture, lifting techniques, and ergonomics are essential in reducing neck and back injuries at work and play.
Routine physical activity keeps the heart healthy and keeps the spine as well as the rest of the body strong and healthy. An effective exercise program should consist of a minimum of 3 sessions per week for 40 minutes.
Proper diet and nutrition
Providing your body with the proper fuel increases performance, reduces the likelihood of injury and sickness, speeds recovery after injury, and keeps you feeling good.
Utilize stress management techniques
Stress is most often carried in the shoulders, upper back and yes, neck. While stress can’t be totally eliminated there are effective techniques to help bring it under control.
If you are ready to utilize natural, holistic methods to ease neck pain and prevent future injury, make your first appointment today!