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By Scott Shaw, DC
February 28, 2020
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Neck Pain  

Do you wake up with a stiff neck more often than you care to admit? Were you involved in a fender-bender, but never received treatment neck painfor your symptoms? It's common for people to experience pain in the neck (literally), but sometimes this can be a symptom of an underlying condition. If you are struggling with aching, tightness, or a limited range of motion in your cervical spine, visit the Richmond, VA, office of your chiropractor, Dr. Scott Shaw, DC. He can develop a plan-of-action that will provide you with relief.

Symptoms Associated with Neck Pain

Neck pain itself ranges from a dull ache to sharp shooting pain and many other levels in between. However, it is often accompanied by other symptoms such as muscle stiffness, fatigue, or a headache. Visit our Richmond office if you have:

  • Facial pain
  • Aching arms
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Limited range-of-motion

Depending on the cause of the condition and the location of the inflammation, symptoms can travel to different parts of the body. The sooner you discover the underlying problem, the quicker you can find a resolution for relief.

Common Causes of Neck Pain

The next time you pick up your cell phone to play your favorite game, remember that your head weighs 20lbs when held in a downward position for a long time. This improper neck posture is one of the most common causes of this issue, but others include:

  • Whiplash
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sudden sharp turning movements
  • Sleeping in an awkward position

Available Treatments

Whether your pain is acute or chronic, don't let it interfere with your daily life any longer—visit your chiropractor to discuss treatment options. For mild neck pain, he may suggest stretches, ice/heat therapy, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications, which you can use at home. If the discomfort level is more severe, you may benefit from more advanced treatment. The method we suggest for you will depend on the cause and severity of your pain along with the symptoms you describe during your consultation.

Need Relief? Give Us a Call

If you are struggling with neck pain and have exhausted all of your home-care treatment options, visit the Richmond, VA, office of your chiropractor, Dr. Scott Shaw. He can determine what's causing your neck pain and develop a treatment plan to correct the problem.

To schedule your appointment at Shaw Chiropractic Center, please call (804) 741-3068.




Scott Shaw, DC
Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Florida and Life Chiropractic College. He has completed post graduate studies specializing in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique.

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