Neck Pain Treatment In Gilbert, AZ

Dr. Brice Neff DC Gilbert AZ

Neck Pain Chiropractor

The neck can move in all directions like spring, but sometimes it is painful and stiff, and difficult to move. Usually, pain and stiffness go away after a few days of treatment. Therefore, cervical pain that won’t go away after a week may indicate an injury or abnormality that needs the attention of a neck pain chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments can effectively ease such pain by releasing muscle tightness, reducing inflammation, and restoring movement to fixated segments. 

Our chiropractor will start with one or more spinal adjustments that employ quick force in specific regions. This will correct the problems by alleviating the discomfort and improving your range of mobility. Usually, patients notice an instant difference in their posture and respiration, which continues with regular therapy. After your spine is properly aligned, your chiropractor can give ergonomic suggestions for your workspace, which may help avoid potential issues and improve your overall posture.

What Are The Symptoms Of Neck Pain?

Neck pain symptoms may include some of the following:

  • Severe neck pain, Constantly aching neck
  • Stiffness, Tingling, and Numbness
  • Lump in the neck, Swollen glands
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing
  • Headache, Fever
  • Nausea, Vomiting
  • Inability to touch your chin to your chest
  • Inability to move your arms or hands

Types Of Neck Pain

The seven most typical types of neck pain include:

  • Muscle spasms                    
  • Muscle pain                 
  • Nerve pain                                          
  • Bone pain                     
  • Facet joint pain                    
  • Referred pain e.g. due to heart attack

See a neck and back pain chiropractor immediately if you have severe neck pain. Here is the difference between common neck pain and serious neck pain.

Common neck pain is occasional pain and stiffness due to slumping while working at a desk for many hours or sleeping in a poor posture. The symptoms go away on their own after a day or more.

Serious neck pain involves all the earlier symptoms, arising from an injury or an underlying condition. It tends to last longer and affects the mobility of the neck. 

Another cause of severe neck pain is subluxations. Subluxations in the neck are particularly prevalent due to the high level of tension involved with keeping your head up, along with the high level of flexibility in the cervical spine. This usually leads to severe neck pain.

Causes Of Neck Pain

The most common causes of neck pain are:

  • Prolonged straining or tension due to poor sitting or sleeping posture or jerking the neck during exercise            
  • Injury (may include neck bone fractures)            
  • Heart attack, Meningitis            
  • Mobile phone over-usage            
  • Wearing heavy necklaces           
  • Rheumatoid arthritis           
  • Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia            
  • Degenerative arthritis (cervical spondylosis)            
  • Cervical herniated disc, Narrowed spinal column

In rare instances, the cause may be spine cancer, a tumor, an abscess, an infection, or a congenital disability.

Temporary Pain Relief

Here are some of the ways of relieving neck pain symptoms temporarily:

  • Use a neck-supporting chair
  • Use a water pillow
  • Physical therapy (stretching, etc.)
  • Sit straight, especially when working at a desk
  • Swim regularly
  • Watch your posture when talking on the phone            
  • Avoid intense activities            
  • Ice pack during the first 24 hours, then heat pack

How Arizona's Family Chiropractic Can Help With Neck Pain

Neck pain can leave you uncomfortable and unable to participate in the activities you enjoy fully. At Arizona’s Family Chiropractic, Dr. Brice Neff can work with you to alleviate stress on your spine, significantly reducing the neck pain you experience. The chiropractor may perform a spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment to help you achieve neck pain relief.

During your appointment, we may discuss your daily habits and how you can improve them to facilitate a healthier spine. We may recommend changing your posture or exercise habits to keep your spine in its proper alignment.

Some patients will see an immediate improvement, while others will notice improvement after a series of visits to the chiropractor. Visiting the chiropractor multiple times can improve the function of your neck, reducing the stress you place on it each day.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Medical Insurance Cover Neck Pain?

Yes, public and private medical insurance cover neck pain treatment in Gilbert. Most plans cover the cost of chiropractic care for acute conditions, but you may have to co-pay depending on your plan. However, you recover after a few visits with chiropractic neck adjustment so that you won’t pay much out of pocket. 

What Is The Fastest Way To Relieve Neck Pain?

The fastest way to relieve neck pain is to visit a chiropractor. After a few visits, chiropractic neck adjustments and other therapies will correct most underlying problems.

Can Neck Pain Be A Sign Of Infection?

Yes, neck pain can be associated with:

  • Meningitis is caused by a bacterial or viral infection. If your neck pain and/or stiffness are linked to a headache and you have a fever, seek a chiropractor’s attention immediately.            
  • Virus infection of the throat can cause lymph node swelling
  • Tuberculosis of the neck
  • Infection of cervical spine bones

Why Does My Neck Hurt At The Base Of My Skull?

Neck pain at the base of the skull can be caused by:

  • Occipital neuralgia – inflammation or injury of the occipital nerves
  • Subluxation – a joint in the neck is misaligned or is not working the way it should
  • Muscle tension due to a slouching posture, trauma, etc.
  • Meningitis

Is Neck Pain A Sign Of High Blood Pressure?

Yes, neck pain is one of the symptoms of malignant hypertension (BP above 180/120), which may cause organ damage. Neck and back chiropractors discovered the link between neck pain and blood pressure long ago when relieving neck pain reduced blood pressure. Scientific findings confirmed that neck muscles are linked to brain control functions such as breathing and blood pressure.

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Dr. Brice Neff DC Gilbert AZ
Doctor of Chiropractic