Suffering From Neck Pain?
You are not alone if you're dealing with neck pain in Torrance. Millions of people suffer with neck pain, never getting the care they need. For over one hundred years chiropractors have been helping people with this condition. Our Torrance chiropractors are specifically trained to help neck pain and they have very high success rates. Read this article to learn what our team at New Health Medical can do to help you.
Neck Pain in Torrance
It is impossible to help an individual with neck pain if your not sure of the location of the problem. Torrance chiropractors are trained in the use of a variety of diagnostic tools which give them the ability to locate the source of neck pain. This comes as a great advantage when treating this condition.
The spine is one of the most complex areas of your body, with almost every systemic nerve running through it. Muscles connected to a region of the spine that is misaligned can spasm and tighten. This tightening is believed to be a defense mechanism of the body to protect the spine and spinal cord. Bad posture and repetitive motions with a bad posture are the most common cause of misalignments that can happen in the spine.
Many people let spinal problems go uncorrected. They hope that if they wait long enough their neck pain will just go away. In a lot of cases it probably will go away, but the misalignment that caused the problem is still there. Over time that area will often become aggravated again, and the pain will return. Over time without correction the problem can become much more serious. Some patients get to the point were surgery may be the only option.
Common vs. Normal
If you have neck pain don't fall into the common vs. normal trap. The trap insinuates that because so many people have neck pain it must be normal. Neck pain is very common, but it is certainly not normal. This type of reasoning is why we see so many people with problems that can no longer be corrected. You don't have to become a statistic of neck pain. Take control of the problem before it's too late.
The first time you're in our office we will begin with your health history. Our Doctor needs to understand your condition before he can properly help you. Our hope is that your recovery will be speedy and quick.
Don't let yourself struggle with neck pain. The team at New Health Medical in Torrance is here and excited to help you! Call if you have any questions. Today is the day to begin chiropractic care!
Neck pain and headaches affect over 45 Million Americans, but thanks to new technological advances in the treatment of these potentially debilitating disorders, many doctors now have the ability to properly and effectively correct the these conditions.Common Treatment for Neck Pain and Headaches
Neck pain and headaches are diagnosed and treated in many different ways by many different types of health care providers.
- Expensive diagnostic testing including MRI, CT scans, & EEG
- Over the counter medication
- Prescription of anti-inflammatory, pain, and muscle relaxor medication
- Prescription of cervical collars and bed rest
- Prescription of physical therapy
- Injections of cortisone
- General Manipulations of the spine
- Hot and cold packs
- Electric muscle stimulation
- Roller tables
Physical Therapy Treatment:
- Hot and cold packs
- Electric muscle stimulation
- Roller tables
- Therabands and exercise balls
- Stretching and general strengthening
Chances are if you are like the majority of neck pain and headache sufferers, the types of treatments listed above sound familiar. In fact 90% of neck pain and headache sufferers have received one or more of these common treatment methods.
These treatment methods may be somewhat effective in temporarily alleviating the symptoms of neck pain and headaches, but none of these correct the underlying cause of those symptoms.
The most common source of neck pain and headaches is found in structures around the neck (or cervical spine), which have been weakened or damaged. These structures can include joints, ligaments, muscles, and cervical discs, all of which have complex nerve endings. When these structures are weakened or damaged, the nerve endings send pain signals up the pathway from the upper nerves of the neck to the brain. During this process they intermingle with the nerve fibers of the trigeminal nerve from the brainstem. Since the trigeminal nerve is responsible for the perception of head pain, the patient may experience the symptoms of a headache.
Auto or work accidents; even those occurring years prior to the beginning of your symptoms.
Injuries to the neck or head from sports injuries, falls, or bumping your head; again even those occurring years prior to the beginning of your symptoms.
Stress and muscle tension
- Have you ever been involved in a car accident or had trauma to your neck?
- Have you ever played any “rough” sports such as football?
- Have you experienced many “minor” sports injuries?
- Is your neck stiff or at times, difficult to move?
- Have you been told that as a child, you experienced a fall off a swing, porch, down stairs, or any other seemingly inconsequential incident?
We are proud to be the only clinic in Los Angeles County that utilizes the Hanoun Multi-cervical Diagnostic and Rehabilitation System. Our technologically advanced system is the only program that clearly and objectively identifies cervical function, physical limitations, and capabilities. Results are analyzed to provide a comprehensive injury specific rehabilitation program that addresses specific functional/physical deficiencies by isolating and targeting appropriate muscles or muscle groups. The end result is cost-contained, effective cervical rehabilitation.
The cervical spine is one of the most difficult structures in the realm of diagnosis. Other practitioners utilize only manual or visual means of evaluating cervical range of motion, and often they are not able to measure cervical strength. With the Hanoun Multi-Cervical System our facility provides essential objective diagnostic data to identify potential cervical dysfunction and to effectively provide injury resolution. Our team of doctors provides the best available evidence for clinical decision making when evaluating and treating neck injury and headache patients.
If you live in the South Bay Area and would like detailed information regarding the treatment we successfully provide for neck pain and headache sufferers like yourself, please call the number below and reserve a seat at one of our upcoming free seminars.
Learn about the Hanoun Multi-Cervical Unit, the only comprehensive program that objectively evaluates and rehabilitates cervical injuries in one system
Discuss current research findings regarding the assessment and rehabilitation of Chronic Neck Pain and Whiplash.
View the Multi-Cervical unit in action, and see examples of objective reports.
Discuss evidence-based treatment methods used in the rehabilitation of Chronic Neck Pain and Headaches.
Results to date indicate 75% of Neck Pain and Headache Sufferers achieve a 60% improvement with a 6 week program.