Neck pain is a common problem, affecting 10-20% of the population. The vast majority of neck pain is a result of problems with the spine in the neck (the cervical spine), the discs of the spine, or the supporting structures of the spine (muscles, ligaments, and tendons). This most often occurs due to injuries in the spine of the neck, degeneration of the spine in the neck, or muscle tension and strain. In very rare cases, neck pain can come from things like a tumor, infection, pain referred from an organ, or some other inflammatory process. Fortunately, most cases of neck pain are related to the muscles of the neck and upper back, the joints of the spine, or the discs of the spine. These cases often respond very well to chiropractic care along with medical interventions like trigger point injection therapies.
Treatment for Necl Pain
Treatment of neck pain begins with a trained healthcare professional specializing in the spine and the musculoskeletal system. Here at Vivify Health & Wellness we will focus on determining the cause of your pain and help to formulate the best plan of treatment. This diagnosis begins with meeting with your doctor in our clinic who will obtain a detailed history from you and perform a physical examination of your condition. Sometimes x-rays or other advanced imaging are indicated. At times, your doctor here at Vivify will perform a specialized test to diagnose an injured nerve called an EMG with NCS testing.
Vivify offers Neck Pain Treatment
Dr. Karl Robinson has over 13 years of experience evaluating and treating neck pain. He is a board certified chiropractor with training and certification in chiropractic neurology. Dr. Robinson is also a nurse practitioner with training in interventional pain management procedures with certification by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Dr. Robinson incorporates various physical modalities in treating neck pain; including chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy, medication, nutrition, lifestyle changes, and injection therapies. At Vivify Health & Wellness you will receive a careful examination and a treatment plan customized to your condition and needs, when indicated appropriated diagnostic tests will be performed referred out, and if your specific condition requires more specialized care we will always do our best to ensure that the correct referral is made.