Oftentimes, both neck and shoulder pain are present simultaneously. The cause of most cases of neck pain is either muscular or a misalignment of spinal vertebrae (bones in the neck). Misalignments can occur suddenly from a fall, car accident, sports injury, or other trauma. They can also occur gradually over time from working at a computer, reading, or using a tablet or smart phone with the head bent down for extended periods of time. These “bad posture” activities can lead to a loss of the normal “C-shaped” postural curvature, one of the most common types of neck misalignment.
Our Arlington Heights chiropractor team treat an array of conditions. We have successfully offered patients neck and shoulder pain relief for over 35 years. Serving Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981 First Health Associates’ Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients an effective, non-surgical neck and shoulder pain treatment option.
Safe and Effective – The Steps in Proper Neck Pain Relief
To assure permanent neck pain relief, it is important to determine the underlying cause before initiating neck pain treatment. Our Arlington Heights chiropractor team is highly trained in diagnosing and providing neck pain relief.
Before we begin neck pain treatment one of our Arlington Heights chiropractors will perform a thorough examination and assessment of your neck and shoulder area. They will also examine other areas that could possibly be affecting the neck, such as the shoulder, upper back and lower back. When a spinal nerve is involved simple neck pain can travel downward as far as your hand. Often when pain is perceived as coming from the neck, it may have developed because of a problem elsewhere in the body.
Once our Arlington Heights chiropractor team member determines where the problem is, they will utilize various types of neck pain treatment depending on the patient’s condition and preference. These may include manual therapy techniques, manual adjustments (by hand), drop table adjustments, or instrument adjusting. Chiropractic neck pain treatment is designed to restore alignment of spinal vertebrae, flexibility and muscle strength to the neck and other areas that impact the neck. They may also prescribe exercises to improve flexibility, alignment and muscle strength to assist the recovery process and help prevent the recurrence of neck and shoulder pain.
An Integrative Approach in Chronic Neck Pain Treatment
In addition to employing chiropractic for neck pain we offer an array of non-surgical neck pain treatment options. Medically our low back pain doctor is trained in Physiatry, a non-surgical medical rehabilitation specialty. Medical physician Dr. Jason Gruss, MD is a fellow in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been helping patients suffering from neck and lower back pain for over 13 years.
Also on staff is acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China), who taught acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in China for 23 years before immigrating to the US. Dr Zhu virtually wrote the book on acupuncture for neck and back pain. Often our Arlington Heights Chiropractor neck pain team will work together with these disciplines offering you the greatest chance for a non-surgical neck pain solution.
Since 1981, First Health’s Arlington Heights chiropractor team has been working closely with both our on-staff medical physicians and local medical physicians to provide the best integrative medical care in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Our experienced chiropractors are highly and uniquely trained to locate, diagnose and provide neck pain relief. Conveniently located off I-90, near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines.
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