Chiropractor for Neck Pain

Chiropractor in Birmingham, AL providing specialized treatments for neck pain & related conditions.

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Chiropractors help pain in the neck

As one of the top chiropractors in Birmingham, AL with added focus on neck pain, Dr. Chase Horton works with many patients to alleviate current neck pain due to common conditions such as a pinched nerve in neck, neck tightness, crick in the neck, muscle spasm, neck kinks and other neck related problems.

Neck Conditions Commonly Treated by Chiropractors:

Whiplash

Muscle Spasm

Chronic Neck Pain

Tech Neck

Pinched Nerve

Migraine Headaches

Neck Popping

Muscle Strain

Tension Headaches

Crick in Neck

Bulging Disc

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Whiplash

Neck Popping

Muscle Spasm

Muscle Strain

Chronic Neck Pain

Tension Headaches

Tech Neck

Crick in Neck

Pinched Nerve

Bulging Disc

Migraine Headaches

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Neck pain affects up to 75% of us sometime during our life, and up to 21% of us at any given time.

What Causes Neck Pain?

It is important to first understand the underlying medical condition causing the problem in order to effectively treat neck pain. Muscle/tendon strains and ligament sprains – the most common causes of neck pain, may heal within a few days or weeks. However, a muscle strain or spasm may indicate more than just a soft tissue injury such as a problem in the cervical spine.

Most causes of neck pain are considered “non-specific”, meaning there is no known serious underlying pathology. In other words, the pain you are feeling is coming from the function of your spine and the supportive anatomy around your spine, such as muscles, joints and nerves. Chiropractors have great success in treating neck pain with these causes.

Poor Posture

Many - if not most, cases of neck pain are at least partially due to abnormal posture.

Stress & Anxiety

Chronic tension in the neck is often caused by high stress experienced on a daily basis for an extended period of time.

Repetitive Motion

Poor biomechanics used over and over can create reoccurring microinjuries - leading to neck pain, arthritis and more.

Injury or Trauma

Car accidents, falls, and sports injuries are a common cause of neck pain and are treated successfully by a skilled chiropractor.

Bad Posture

Many - if not most, cases of neck pain are at least partially due to bad posture.

Stress & Anxiety

Stress, anxiety & other psychological factors can be the potential cause of your neck pain.

Repetitive Motion

Repetitive motions can cause injuries such as strains & sprains that result in neck pain.

Injury or Trauma

Physical activity or an accident - such as a car wreck or on job accident, can lead to injuries causing neck pain.

Other Common Causes of Neck Pain

Car Accidents

Sports Injuries

Cervical Hypolordosis

Stiff Joints

Neck Cracking

Constantly Looking Down

Arthritis

Sleep Position

Poor Form in Workouts

Concussions

Muscle Inflammation

Slouching While Sitting

Car Accidents

Arthritis

Sports Injuries

Sleep Position

Cervical Hypolordosis

Poor Form in Workouts

Stiff Joints

Concussions

Neck Cracking

Muscle Inflammation

Constantly Looking Down

Slouching While Sitting

How Chiropractors Treat Neck Pain

Chiropractors help to restore proper alignment to your spine, relieving pressure and tension on the nerves in your neck. Adjustment and correction of these misalignments in your neck and spine result in positive outcomes for both acute neck pain and chronic neck pain.

Chiropractors are all about correcting the underlying root cause of your neck pain. Taking drugs to stop pain does not actually fix anything, instead only temporarily masking your pain. Dr. Chase Horton identifies and corrects the root cause of your neck pain.

Chiropractor Adjustment

Improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function.

Home Exercises

Corrective exercises can be effective in improving bad posture to alleviate pain.

Dry Needling

Proven treatments to relieve your neck pain that release painful knots, decrease inflammation, increase blood flow, and relax the muscle.

E-STIM

Light electrical frequency can be used to provide immediate relief of pain and tight muscles.

Chiropractor Adjustment

Improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function.

Home Exercises

Corrective exercises can be effective in improving bad posture to alleviate pain.

Dry Needling

Proven treatments to relieve your neck pain that release painful knots, decrease inflammation, increase blood flow, and relax the muscle.

E-STIM

Light electrical frequency can be used to provide immediate relief of pain and tight muscles.

Visit a Chiropractor Before Trying Surgery

In most cases, chiropractic care should be used as a first line of defense for neck pain, since side effects are low and treatment methods are natural for your body. Standard medical approaches using drugs and surgery have their place, however, they should only be used in a small percentage of cases considering the nature of most neck pain. Studies have shown that in most neck pain cases, long-term patient outcomes are no better with invasive surgical procedures compared to conservative care with chiropractic, meaning that avoiding the high cost and associated risk of surgery is usually a good bet.

Chiropractors don’t just “mask” your neck pain

It’s also important to understand the difference between temporarily reducing pain by masking symptoms vs addressing the underlying root cause of your neck pain. If you’re having foot pain and you discover that there’s a rock in your shoe causing the pain, is it better to take a muscle relaxer to mask the pain or does it make more sense to reach down and remove the rock? Taking a drug to mask neck pain is like aiming a fire extinguisher at the fire alarm instead of putting out the actual fire. We treat the root cause and stimulate long term relief.

Ready to discuss your neck pain with Dr. Chase Horton?