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Neck Pain

Neck Pain Treatment in Palm Bay & Melbourne, FL

Neck Pain Conditions Treatment Chiropractor Palm Bay FL

Neck pain is one of the most common reasons someone may come to our Melbourne office. Estimates suggest that up to 70% of all people will experience some form of neck pain in their life, which often leads to disability and decreased quality of life. The reason neck pain is so common is mainly due to our lifestyle today (excessive computer use and phones/tablets, text neck, poor posture, sitting and sleeping biomechanics). The neck is also very susceptible to minor and major injuries, due to the fact that the average head weighs about 14 pounds (imagine a bowling ball on a stick). And for every inch your head moves forward over your shoulders, you are adding 10 extra pounds of stress. Neck conditions can lead to long term problems, which is why it is very important to address your neck pain as soon as possible.

With neck pain, it is important to identify the cause of the problem. Is it acute, like a bad night sleep or a minor slip, or is it more of a chronic situation with underlying arthritic changes. Figuring out what went wrong is crucial to effectively correcting your problem and ridding you of that pain. Why we are so successful at eliminating neck pain is because we are experts in the mechanics of the neck, and in recognizing all the different types of injuries that can occur over time, especially whiplash type injuries, which can wreak havoc years later if not correctly identified and cared for.

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How We Treat Neck Pain In Melbourne and Palm Bay

Comprehensive Consultation and Exam

In our office, we take a comprehensive approach to fixing your neck pain. We assess your whole body and dynamic movement to determine if it is a structural or joint problem, a pinching of the nerves, a soft tissue problem such as a disc or ligament tear, etc… We are very thorough with our consultation and exam to answer some of those history and lifestyle questions. We take specific digital x-rays to locate the problem areas. It is vital to understand what may be causing your pain. Once we understand what the problem is, then we make a plan on how to correct all the issues. Our adjustments are simple, safe, painless, and scientifically specific. We use traction, exercises, vibration platform, massage, therapies designed to strengthen your weak areas and speed up the healing. There is NO cookie cutter approach. Since your neck injury is unique, your care must also be unique if it is going to work! That is why we get such good results where other systems often have not. That is why we get so many referrals from local orthopedists and medical doctors, especially for the tough cases that have not responded to medication and physical therapy.

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Important Treatment for Neck Disc Injuries in Melbourne and Palm Bay

Regardless of where it is coming from, one thing that is NECESSARY is motion! Injuries cause pain and inflammation, and muscle spasms which reduce and restrict motion. When your joints can’t move, you feel pain. This is why often when you first get up, you are achy. But after a little while, the pain starts to subside. This is called the “Gate Theory of Pain”. Essentially, movement blocks the sensation of pain. Your pain, even if temporary, is a sign of an underlying problem. When we find your problem, we restore your joints, we teach you exercises, we improve your mechanics, we can “close the pain gate” and fix your pain.

It is important to address problems in the spine as soon as possible. Chronic issues can lead to degeneration and arthritis, as well as disc related issues. In fact, we often see people with disc herniations, which indicate long standing, unresolved problems. Chiropractic can control the load on your discs by improving spinal movement, improving your posture, even addressing bodyweight and muscle tone. Chiropractic care can be essential to the natural healing of your spine and pain, and the avoidance of dangerous surgical interventions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should you see a chiropractor in Melbourne and Palm Bay for neck pain?

Pain is usually a sign of an underlying problem. Any pain that lasts more than a few days should be checked. Degenerative changes can happen silently over time, and then catch up all at once.

Do medical doctors recommend chiropractors for neck pain?

We get many referrals from our medical and orthopedic community. They are limited in what they can do for pain, outside of medication and surgery. Through our reputation and results, we have developed excellent partnerships and happily co-manage the seemingly difficult cases with them.

Is a massage or chiropractic better for neck pain?

While massage can help with muscle related issues that can arise; often it may not resolve an underlying problem. In our office, we offer massage in conjunction with our chiropractic care for excellent results.

My neck pain comes and goes, is that normal?

Since there are many factors leading to neck pain, it may be common for your pain to come and go depending on what you have done. However, common does not mean normal. It is not normal to have any recurring pain, and it would be beneficial to have it checked before it gets worse.

Are chiropractors covered by insurance for back pain?

Insurance sometimes offers some help for your immediate relief from pain. With an abundance of plans out there, our team will collect any and all insurance information and perform a complimentary verification of benefits to optimize your care.

How can I relieve my neck pain?

It is difficult to determine what may be causing your pain, so there is not a “go-to” approach for home care. However, if there was an injury, ice is recommended. In chronic situations, usually heat gives better relief. Simple stretches can provide some relief. We have a database of 1000’s of different stretches and exercises that we utilize, depending on the condition. The reality is, oftentimes it is just better to come in and let a doctor check you out.

Is it okay to pop my own neck?

Popping your own neck may seem to relieve the pain, temporarily. And it usually returns within an hour or so. The difference between “self-adjusting” and a specific chiropractic adjustment has everything to do with the specificity, which is learned from the exam and x-ray process. There is a vast difference between just making a joint go pop, and correcting a misalignment. While popping your own neck usually isn’t actually hurting you, it is a sign that there is an underlying problem that should be checked out by a chiropractor.

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