NeckPain - What you need to know!
Neck pain is one of the conditions most commonly treated by chiropractors. Some of the most common causes of neck pain are sprain/strain injuries, muscle spasm, disc bulges or herniations, or osteoarthritis. You can read more about these specific conditions by clicking on any of the buttons below.
Neck pain and disorders in the muscle and joints can also lead to other symptoms including headaches. Many of our patients find that with chiropractic care, their headache symptoms begin to diminish or disappear completely. Read more about the different causes of headaches here:
How Chiropractic Can Help
In recent years, chiropractic treatment for neck pain has gained significant popularity among the public. This is largely because the amount of research available to support the effectiveness of chiropractic care on these symptoms has become much more available. It is now a widely accepted fact that maintaining proper spinal motion will allow you to have healthier joints that function more effectively and therefore also cause you to feel less pain. Please feel free to visit the "What is Chiropractic" tab at the top of the page to find out more about how chiropractic care works to correct joint pain.
Depending on what is causing your neck pain, your treatment with Dr. Fleming will likely involve a combination of soft tissue work to correct dysfunction in the muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as spinal adjustments to correct areas of joint fixation. In order for you to get the most out of your treatment, it is important that you supplement your treatments with the appropriate home care to make sure your body heals as quickly as possible. Check out the items in the next section to see what you can do to help manage your pain at home. The more you do at home, the quicker your body will heal!
Home Care Recommendations
On your first visit, Dr. Fleming gave you some home-care recommendations, specific to your condition. Please be sure to follow these recommendations, as they will speed up your recovery! Below you will find some additional information on home-care exercises that are likely to benefit you and get you on the fast track to recovery! Be sure to read all of the directions carefully and avoid any treatment or activity that causes you pain. Pain = tissue damage and we certainly don't need any more of that! If you have questions on any of the home - care recommendations, please let Dr. Fleming know on your next visit and she will gladly review them with you.
Is chiropractic care safe? The research certainly says so! See how chiropractic care compares with other treatments commonly used for neck pain. Taking an aspirin is actually significantly more "dangerous" than receiving a chiropractic adjustment! For more questions about chiropractic care and answers that you can trust, please contact our office at 386.872.7167 or email Dr. Fleming at !
Geortz, C.M., et. al. (April 15, 2013). Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine: 38(8): 627-34.
Dr. Alesha Fleming
Natural Health and Wellness Chiropractic, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL
Dr. Fleming is a family chiropractor in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is passionate about preventative health care and nutrition and enjoys empowering her patients to improve their health and fitness, one day at a time!