Neck Pain

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

Chiropractic & Physical Medicine located in Florence, KY

Neck pain can happen at any time and may prevent you from driving, sleeping, or working comfortably. Effective neck pain solutions are available from Benton Dammel, DC, and Bryan Boudreaux, DC, at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center. The integrative medical team in Florence, Kentucky, offers comprehensive and conservative care methods to relieve neck pain, including chiropractic care, rehab, massage therapy, and regenerative medicine. Put an end to your neck pain by setting up an appointment online or by phone today.

Neck Pain Q & A

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

Why does my neck hurt?

Neck pain can occur at any time, whether from a specific injury or activity, or it may be a chronic issue you’ve dealt with for a long time. Depending on the type of pain you experience and the location of your pain, the doctors can identify the anatomical structures involved in your condition.

Common locations to experience neck pain include:

  • Intervertebral joints
  • Intervertebral discs
  • Muscles and ligaments surrounding the spine
  • Cervical nerves
  • Attachments between the skull and spinal column

Neck pain may range from a mild ache to a severe, stabbing pain. It can also cause numbness and tingling down your arms, in certain cases.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can be caused by direct trauma, sudden movements, or chronic wear-and-tear to your neck. Common conditions that cause neck pain include:

  • Intersegmental joint dysfunction
  • Cervical facet syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Disc herniations
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle strain or ligament sprain

Depending on the intensity and location of your pain, your doctor analyzes your condition and performs a thorough orthopedic exam to determine the cause of your pain. In some cases, X-rays or an MRI may be necessary to determine the correct diagnosis or rule out other possible complications.

How is neck pain treated?

The team offers extensive treatments for neck pain, including:

Decompression therapy

Decompression therapy is a form of gentle traction used to improve range of motion of the joints in your neck and relax tight, tense muscles.

Injections

Injections — including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections — can decrease inflammation and help your body repair damaged tissues naturally.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation — including stretches, exercises, and laser light therapy — can reduce inflammation and pain while building strength and stability to reduce your risk of future neck injury.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care — including spinal adjustments — can improve your range of motion and decrease pain to improve the function of the joints in your neck.

Massage

Massage therapy is beneficial for muscle and joint pain and relieves tension and stiffness that can limit your range of motion.

Depending on your diagnosis, the team develops a treatment plan to help you recover as quickly as possible by combining treatments and therapies that are most beneficial for your needs.

To get relief from neck pain, call or set up an appointment online at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center today.