Neck Pain in Richmond, VA
Experiencing even minor pain or stiffness in the neck area can make moving around difficult and uncomfortable. The pain can make it hard to turn your head and you might feel discomfort when sitting, standing or moving about. Fortunately, there are several effective chiropractic treatments for neck pain, including spinal manipulation and various therapies. The experienced chiropractor Dr. Scott Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Clinic, your Richmond, VA, can determine what’s causing your neck pain and develop a treatment plan to correct the problem.
What Symptoms are Associated with Neck Pain?
Neck pain can be dull and aching, sharp and piercing, or anything in between. It can be constant or it can come and go. It is often associated with headache, tiredness and muscles stiffness.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain can be caused by a variety of factors. Common causes include a neck injury, a herniated disc, an infection, a pinched nerve, or a condition such as Fibromyalgia, arthritis or cancer of the spine. It can also be caused by certain movements or postures such as bending over a desk, consistently maintaining poor posture, turning sharply while exercising or sleeping in an awkward position.
If you are positive about the cause of your neck pain and know that it is temporary, you may be able to begin basic treatment at home. If your neck pain is severe, if it doesn't go away over time or if you can't determine the cause, a trip to Dr. Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Center can help you determine the cause and the best course of treatment for quick relief.
What Neck Pain Treatments are Available?
The treatment Dr. Shaw will recommend for your neck pain will vary based on the cause and severity of your pain, as well as the treatments you have tried before. For pain that is likely temporary and not too severe, Dr. Shaw will likely recommend simple at-home treatments such as heat or cold therapy, rest, and over-the-counter medication. Stretches can be very helpful as well.
For more serious neck pain, more advanced treatment options are usually needed. These can include measures such as massage, physical therapy, anesthetics and analgesics and muscle relaxants. For the most severe cases, surgery may be necessary. This is generally only explored as a last option, however.
Whether your neck pain is recent or it has been around a long time, there is no reason that you have to suffer through it any longer. Visit Dr. Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Center to find a diagnosis and discuss your treatment options today.