The statistics show that 10-20% of Americans struggle with daily neck pain, one of the top five disabling health problems faced by adults. When you need help with neck pain, the experts at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center in Redwood City, California, identify the source of your pain, then provide relief with a customized treatment that integrates chiropractic techniques, massage therapy, and specialized soft tissue treatments. To schedule an appointment, call the Silicon Valley area office or use the online booking feature today.
The small vertebrae in your neck or cervical spine support the full weight of your head. The combination of carrying that weight while allowing the full range of movement makes your neck susceptible to injuries.
Whiplash is one of the most common accidental neck injuries. Everyday sprains and strains often develop due to poor posture, sudden movement, too much time with your head bent over a computer or smartphone, and sleeping with your neck in an unusual position.
As you get older, however, neck pain is more likely to develop from degenerative conditions such as:
These conditions become painful when they cause inflammation and compressed nerves.
Neck pain often leads to headaches and limited movement. When a compressed nerve causes your neck pain, symptoms such as pain, tingling, and numbness can travel down the nerve, through your shoulder, and into your arm.
Following a thorough exam to identify possible nerve compression, soft tissue injuries, and overall muscle elasticity, your provider at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center develops a plan to treat the source of your neck pain.
Your integrative treatment incorporates the therapies you need to heal every aspect of your neck problems, which may include a combination of:
Chiropractic treatment relieves your neck pain by realigning your spine, decompressing nerves, and relaxing tight muscles. Your provider focuses on gentle techniques such as cervical mobilization and cervical drop techniques. You may also benefit from cervical decompression using the innovative DRX9000 system.
Your massage therapist at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center uses different types of massage to help improve circulation, relax muscles, and relieve your neck pain.
After your provider evaluates your posture, they recommend exercises and lifestyle changes to make improvements as needed. For many patients, this includes ergonomic adjustments in their workstation and the way they use their smartphone.
Highly specialized class 4 lasers penetrate the soft tissues of your neck, where the laser’s energy safely stimulates cellular responses that promote healing, boost energy, and decrease pain and inflammation. You may also benefit from electrical stimulation units to relieve pain.
If you develop acute or chronic neck pain, the team at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center can help you find long-term relief — call or schedule an appointment online today.