Neck pain FAQS

Neck pain can be mild or intense, and can make it difficult for you to keep up with daily activities. If neck pain is disrupting your lifestyle, come to West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic for an evaluation. We can help determine the source of your pain and recommend measures for treatment. These FAQs explain more about neck pain causes, symptoms, and the chiropractic treatments we’ll use to get you back to 100 percent.

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What causes neck pain?

Numerous factors can contribute to neck pain. Poor posture while working on your computer can lead to pain in your neck and back. You may suffer neck pain due to whiplash after an auto accident. Whiplash can damage muscles in your neck and cause joints to fall out of alignment, causing pain and loss of neck mobility. Injuries from sports play, slip and falls, and work accidents can cause neck pain and discomfort. You may also have neck pain due to chronic conditions like disc degeneration or arthritis.  

What is tech neck?

Tech neck is a condition caused by overuse of digital devices. Neck muscles are strained when your head droops downward for extended periods of time to look at your smartphone, tablet, or other digital device.

Besides pain, what other symptoms can accompany this condition?

Neck pain symptoms vary depending on your injury. Some people feel only mild discomfort while others experience muscle stiffness, inflammation, numbness in neck and arms, headaches, and restricted mobility.

How can a chiropractor help with neck pain?

Depending on the cause of your pain, our chiropractor may use chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, and other natural remedies to treat your pain and help you heal. Adjustments help bring neck muscles and joints back into alignment to relieve muscle strain and restore neck mobility. If your pain is caused by a herniated disc putting pressure on spinal nerves, we may use spinal decompression to reposition the disc to relieve pain and discomfort. Soft tissue therapies like acupuncture, massage therapy, and cold laser therapy are also effective in easing muscle tension and reducing pain.   

Can neck pain be avoided?

By being careful at work and during sports play, you can avoid injuries that cause neck pain. Improving posture and work ergonomics can reduce your risk of muscle strains in your neck. Limiting your use of digital devices can minimize your risk of tech neck. These are just a few ways you can avoid this condition.

Visit Our West Omaha Chiropractor for Neck Pain Treatment

Don’t let neck pain keep you from enjoying a high quality of life. Contact West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic at 402-334-4700 today for neck pain diagnosis and treatment.