Neck pain is more than just a nuisance. It can limit your ability to move your neck and even interfere with getting the good night's sleep your brain and body require to function. Dr. Guy Trimble and Dr. Daniel Choi of Hudavi Wellness in Long Beach, CA, however, offer solutions to manage or treat your pain without the use of medications or invasive procedures.
Causes of Neck Pain
With cell phones and tablets being glued to the hands of so many people, neck pain is becoming more common. As you hunch over your electronic device, you're straining the muscles in your neck and possibly putting additional pressure on your nerves. If you use a computer for prolonged periods of time and don't have the screen adjusted at eye level, you could also be straining your neck. Other activities that require you to move your neck in unnatural positions for prolonged periods could also lead to neck pain.
Rear-end collisions are common reasons for neck pain. The force from the impact from behind pushes your neck forward, backward, and forward again, stressing the soft tissue in your neck. It can also cause nerve damage.
There are other possible causes of neck pain as well, but these are the most common.
Diagnosing Neck Pain
When you visit a practitioner at our Long Beach practice, he or she will ask you a series of questions related to your lifestyle, genetics, and medical history. The chiropractor will ask you to move your neck in different directions to assess your range of motion. A specialist from our practice may also touch the area and visually examine it for any signs of problems.
If the cause can't be determined by this portion of the appointment, the practitioner may recommend you undergo imaging so he or she can examine the internal structure of your neck.
Treating Neck Pain
Fortunately, if you're suffering from neck pain and a limited range of motion, a chiropractor from our practice can offer you exercise therapy to help stretch the soft tissue. This treatment encourages blood circulation to the area, which enhances the flow of nutrients to the site. These nutrients are necessary for the healing process.
A chiropractor from our practice may recommend massage therapy, cold laser therapy, cervical spinal alignments, lifestyle advice, or cryotherapy to assist.
At Hudavi Wellness, serving Long Beach, CA, and the general vicinity, we can offer a range of treatments for neck pain. Dr. Trimble and Dr. Choi customize the treatment to your needs to optimize the healing process.
Book an appointment with us today by calling 562-433-2177.