Neck Pain

Many people pay virtually no attention to their neck until they experience a painful condition. Numerous components including vertebrae, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves comprise your neck. Plenty can go wrong, and when it does, severe pain and limited head mobility can occur. Many New York residents seek the care of Elizabeth Greenberg, DC in Union Square to find relief from persistent or severe neck pain. To learn more about your treatment options, use the online scheduling tool to find an appointment time that fits your busy schedule.

Neck Pain Q & A

What are some common causes of neck pain?

Numerous factors can lead to neck pain. Some of the common causes include:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • TMJ disorders
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Meningitis

Additionally, many of the activities you engage in daily can lead to chronic neck pain. These include carrying a heavy backpack or bag on one shoulder, holding your phone between your ear and shoulder, and even having poor posture.

How do I know when to see a chiropractor for neck pain?

Everyone experiences minor neck pain at one point or another. Very often, self-care techniques can relieve neck stiffness and pain. Icing the area, gentle stretching and massage, and over-the-counter pain medications are common self-care approaches.

If you are involved in a car accident or sports injury that leads to neck pain, it is important to seek prompt care. Neck pain that’s severe or persists for more than a few days should also be checked out by a professional.

If pain radiates from the affected area or is accompanied by sensations of numbness or tingling, seek help right away. You should also get treatment if you experience headache, high fever, or muscle weakness along with neck pain.

What are some chiropractic treatments for neck pain?

Before determining a treatment plan, Dr. Greenberg will complete a thorough physical and neurological examination. She observes your overall physical condition, range of motion, posture, and curvature of your spine.

She may also assess your reflexes and the strength of surrounding muscle tissue. X-rays or other imaging devices may be necessary to gain a deeper understanding of your spinal alignment.

Cervical manipulation, also known as “neck adjustment,” is commonly used to treat neck pain. This procedure involves the targeted application of force to restore proper alignment of cervical vertebrae. Many people report improvements in head mobility, along with an increased reduction of stiffness and pain, following a neck adjustment procedure.

If you're suffering from severe or persistent neck pain, reach out to Dr. Greenberg to schedule a consultation. Online scheduling is a fast and easy way to find an appointment time that works with your schedule.


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