ProActive Chiropractic provides expert chiropractic adjustments for neck pain in San Francisco CA.
- Sprains & Strains
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Facet Syndrome
- Acute Torticollis
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
The adult human head can move in nearly any direction and weighs 10-11 pounds. Due to this constant weight load, the cervical region of the spine, a.k.a. the neck, carries enormous stress throughout the day.
This chronic stress can lead to discomfort and tightness in your muscles, especially if you have poor postural habits. If left untreated, the symptoms typically get worse until the pain becomes unbearable or you get tired of being in constant pain.
Neck pain is the fourth leading cause of disability, and in half the cases it can lead to prolonged discomfort. Neck pain might be simply due to poor posture or strain, such as sitting at a computer all day long. In other cases, more serious causes are detected. Rarely, neck pain can be due to permanently debilitating disease.
Since the causes of neck pain are numerous, experience counts in making the correct diagnosis. Knowing the difference between diagnosing an infection and neck strain are essential for a fast and complete recovery. Plus, it’s important to evaluate any pain or numbness running down the arms.
Another important diagnostic tool is to consider your lifestyle. Do you sit at work all day? Have you been in an accident? Finally, a complete exam helps nail down the diagnosis. For instance, properly examining your shoulders and back might give a clue to the exact cause of your neck pain.
Only by thoroughly evaluating your symptoms and carefully examining your body can an accurate diagnosis be made. Effective treatment depends on diagnostic accuracy. If necessary, x-rays or other imaging tests might be needed.
Whether your neck pain is a result of constant poor posture, overuse during an activity, prolonged computer/phone/tablet use, whiplash, contact sports, or blunt force trauma, our doctors successfully treat all types of neck complaints every day.
Treatment can include gentle chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue work. Since not all neck pain is the same, your treatment will be specific to address your complaint based on your history and exam findings.
Obviously, you wouldn’t want your neck problem to be treated by inexperienced hands. For this reason, our seasoned doctors personally evaluate, examine, and treat your neck discomfort.
Our overall goal is to get you pain free as soon as possible. We don’t plan or schedule any visits to our office unless absolutely necessary.
Get expert neck pain treatment in the San Francisco Financial District area. Call 415-762-8141 or schedule an appointment online now.