Manhattan and Midtown Neck Pain Treatment
The bones that run through a person's neck compose part of the cervical spine. That cervical spine starts at the base of the skull and consists of seven vertebrae. An average human head weights 11 to 12 pounds. The cervical spine supports all of that weight. The cervical spine also allows the head to move back and forth, side to side, and rotate 160 to 180 degrees. The ability to move the neck in so many directions makes the cervical spine vulnerable to pain and discomfort, the cause of which might be prolonged sitting and looking at a computer screen, repetitive movement, motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, and even the aging process. Our chiropractor at NYC Midtown Chiropractic in the 10017 area treats and cares for patients with neck conditions and injuries on a daily basis. For those near Bryant Park (10036), we can see you at Rockefeller Health Medical.
The First Visit
During your first visit, we'll ask several questions about your medical history. Physical and neurological exams will also be performed. Radiological studies may also be performed. After reviewing any radiological studies, a treatment plan will be formulated, and discussed with you. More than one treatment modality might be recommended. Our chiropractor treats neck conditions with natural therapies, so don't be concerned about medications, injections, or any other type of invasive procedure. Here's what a typical neck pain or neck injury treatment plan might consist of:
- Cervical Spine Adjustments: Also known as spinal manipulation, cervical adjustments are focused on specific joints in the cervical spine. This helps to restore range of motion and functionality. They can also help to decrease inflammation in muscles. These adjustments are typically performed by hand.
- Electronic Muscle Stimulation: Also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation, this mode of therapy contracts muscles to prevent muscle atrophy after a neck injury.
- Ultrasound: This treatment modality sends sound waves deep into muscle tissue to relieve stiffness and pain.
- Therapeutic Home Exercises: These will likely be recommended. Once your spine is properly adjusted, the affected area needs to remain in place. Muscle strengthening helps to do that.
If you're in Manhattan ZIP code 10017, you can see us at NYC Midtown Chiropractic, and if you're in Bryant Park ZIP code 10036, at Rockefeller Health Medical. We can also treat and care for you at that location. Your bones, joints, and muscles all work in conjunction with each other. Our objective is to relieve your pain and lift you to your ultimate level of function. For your neck pain, see us for chiropractic manipulation and targeted therapies in Manhattan 10017 or Bryant Park 10036. Our treatments are safe, comfortable, and effective.