Little Elm Chiropractic
David Cox, D.C.
Chiropractor located in Little Elm, TX
Neck pain affects between 30-50% of the adult population at any given time. When left untreated, symptoms can progress, resulting in chronic pain or decreased mobility. At Little Elm Chiropractic, David Cox, DC, boasts years of experience diagnosing and treating neck pain. Using safe, effective methods of care, he can significantly improve your quality of life. To schedule an appointment at the practice in Little Elm, Texas, call the office or use the online booking tool.
Neck Pain Q & A
What is neck pain?
Neck pain refers to any discomfort, aching, or stiffness that affects the cervical spine –– the seven vertebrae between your shoulders and head.
The bones, ligaments, and muscles in your neck allow you to turn your head from side-to-side, but they’re susceptible to inflammation and general wear-and-tear.
Most cases of neck pain resolve on their own with rest and at-home care, but if your symptoms persist for a week or longer, don’t wait to contact Little Elm Chiropractic.
What are some common causes of neck pain?
Neck pain occurs for various reasons, including:
- Muscle strains
- Poor posture
- Jerking your neck during exercise
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Spondylosis (age-related wear-and-tear of the spinal discs)
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
You might also experience neck pain if you sleep in an awkward position or experience a sports-related injury.
When should I see a chiropractor regarding neck pain?
Neck pain usually isn’t a serious problem. Most instances respond well to ice, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication. If your pain lasts for a week or more, or it’s associated with a headache or pain that radiates into your arms and legs, visit the team at Little Elm Chiropractic right away.
How is neck pain diagnosed?
To diagnose neck pain, Little Elm Chiropractic reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. Let your provider know about any accidents or injuries you’ve recently experienced. In addition, alert them to any prescription medicine or nutritional supplements that you regularly take.
If a physical exam and visual observation aren’t enough to pinpoint the underlying cause of your discomfort, your provider might recommend a series of X-rays. X-rays use low amounts of radiation to take detailed photographs of the bones and joints in your neck.
How is neck pain treated?
Treatment for neck pain depends on the underlying cause and intensity of your symptoms. Whenever possible, Little Elm Chiropractic recommends holistic, non-invasive treatments, including:
- Routine chiropractic adjustments
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Alternating between ice and heat
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- CBD products
You might also benefit from exercise modifications, dietary adjustments, or nutritional supplements. Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to minimize pain and restore your neck’s full range of motion.
Don’t wait to receive treatment for neck pain at Little Elm Chiropractic. Call to speak with the administrative staff or use the online booking tool.