Neck Pain 

When most of us think of the spine, we usually only think of the back; however, the spine actually starts in the neck. This part of the spine is called the cervical spine, and it’s home to seven vertebrae that have the big job of supporting your head. 

We now use our neck muscles more often than ever before because of our relationship with devices and electronics. Whether it’s gaming, looking up information on your phone, working on your pad, your remote-working setup, or even watching TV, your neck is being used, and often, incorrectly. 

Our Portland chiropractors and Seattle chiropractors can help get your cervical spine in balance so it can support you at its fullest capability.

We see patients suffering from one or more of the following symptoms daily:

  • Loss of range of motion
  • Stiffness 
  • Inability to comfortably turn head
  • Inability to sleep well 
  • Discomfort when working at a desk for an extended period of time
  • Discomfort when working on a computer 
  • Discomfort when looking at a phone or device 
  • Discomfort when sitting, standing, moving, or the body is at rest
  • Sharp, radiating pain 
  • Dull pain that radiates into shoulders or back

 

Remote working advice

Our jobs look a bit different these days. If you are new to remote working and don’t have an office in your home, it’s important to take care of your body. Having a functioning body that can adequately support you plays a vital role in your ability to stay focused and keep your mind from being preoccupied due to pain or discomfort. 

 

Easy ways to maximize your at-home work station:

  • Do not use your bed as your office
  • Do not use your sofa as your office
  • Get up to move or stretch if you feel stiff
  • Invest in an ergonomically correct chair with proper lumbar support
  • If you don’t have a desk, use your kitchen table or invest in a small computer desk on castors that’s easy to move 

 

With these small details, you can save yourself a lot of time and pain and avoid neck and back harm. If you are suffering due to your new working environment, please call one of our four chiropractic offices today so we can help you learn how to properly support your cervical spine.

Why Do I Have Neck Pain? 

The neck is almost always working; even when we’re just sitting down those muscles are engaged. Knowing how to care for your neck, whether sitting, moving, working out, or otherwise, is advantageous. When the neck starts to hurt, it can quickly turn into shoulder pain, back pain, or headaches. 

Our team of chiropractors and rehabilitation therapists is skilled at finding the cause of your discomfort and realigning the cervical spine so you can freely enjoy your everyday activities.

 

Neck pain can be caused by any number of events, including:

  • Strain or stress (physical and mental)
  • Sitting at a desk all-day
  • Improper desk setup (remote working)
  • Improper computer monitor setup (remote working)
  • Repetitive activity or overusing neck muscles 
  • Poor posture
  • A surgery or accident 
  • Text neck (looking at a device)
  • Sports or athletics
  • Daily routine or regular wear and tear 

 

Neck pain can be quite unbearable, making it impossible for you to feel comfortable even when you go to sleep. Don’t let it consume you. Visiting with our team is quick and easy, giving you safe results. Your body will thank you.  

Should I See a Chiropractor for My Neck Pain?

Our doctors are experts at finding structural damage and mending it with the most gentle and careful techniques. We understand that when any part of the spine is compromised, its entire integrity is put at risk. 

Your body is built to withstand a lot, but it’s important to recognize it when we feel pain or discomfort. While losing range of motion may not seem like a reason for a visit to your local chiropractor, if untreated, that chiropractor visit could turn into an emergency room visit. 

Your muscles, joints, and ligaments are each designed to service a particular area of your body, so when one is hurt, the others need to help provide support to places they aren’t made to support. This can cause imbalance and lead to discomfort or significant pain.  

The chiropractors at Tangelo will evaluate your neck issues and find their cause, quickly remedying the symptoms you feel. 

 

Please call us for an appointment if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Chronic neck pain
  • Intense neck pain
  • Dull, radiating neck pain
  • Swelling or redness in your neck
  • A stiff neck 
  • Inability to comfortably turn your head
  • Weakness, tingling, or numbness in your neck
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

 

Let us help your body find its natural balance so you can live in comfort. Your quality of life should not suffer one more day. Our team is dedicated to providing a safe program that combines chiropractic care, rehabilitation, and education for your quick recovery. 

 

How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Neck Pain?

Tangelo offers a wide range of non-invasive treatment plans and techniques to ensure you have holistic improvement to your health and wellbeing, and the least amount of downtime possible. We are here to find the root of your problem, not to mask it. Finding body balance will help your body work in its most natural state and function as it was meant to. 

 

Our team uses a variety of chiropractic treatments to support your health goals and give you a pain-free body.

  • Chiropractic adjustments to spine 
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • RockTape
  • Cupping
  • Functional rehabilitation exercises and stretches

 

Our offices work in a team, providing both chiropractic care and therapy for the ultimate in support. This is a tried and true way to simultaneously strengthen and realign while educating the patient on proper maintenance for a healthy neck going forward. 

 

Spinal manipulation to treat neck pain

Spinal manipulation, also called chiropractic adjustments, is a common way to treat your neck pain or discomfort. It allows us to work on a targeted joint or area of the cervical spine. A swift and controlled thrust will be used on the neck or back to alleviate your pain and restore structure. Often, the patient will feel relief immediately. 

 

Functional rehabilitation to treat neck pain

Physical rehabilitation aids the chiropractic techniques we provide. Stretches and exercises benefit the body, making recovery faster. Most patients will receive take-home treatments that they can practice throughout their healing process and beyond. We always ensure that our programs are obtainable and the goals are reachable for our patients, giving them challenges that can be met.

Getting Chiropractic Care for Your Neck Pain 

Your neck needs to support you as it was meant to. If it can’t, merely turning your head while driving could be a big problem. Learning how to give your neck the proper attention and use your muscles wisely will help keep it capable and reliable. 

We will implement an effective course of action so you can complete your daily routine, whether that’s getting dressed, working at your desk, exercising, watching a movie, or all of the above, your neck health is within reach.

Our chiropractors are energetic and knowledgeable, with years of experience that contribute to our success. We will provide you with the confidence you want during your recovery process, easing your mind and keeping your body safe, responsibly. 

Let’s get your high-functioning, pain-free body back today.

Neck Pain Testimonials

Neck pain shouldn’t stop you from working or playing; read how we have helped some of our patients get back to doing the things they love to do. 

Dr. Dave Mobley is AWESOME! Not only is he talented in what he does, but he’s also intelligent, kind, patient, intuitive, and has a calming and zen presence that puts people at ease instantly. 

Since Covid hit, I had stopped doing movement exercises and were working longer days in front of a computer in a not-so-great chair and ended up with a very stiff and tight neck and back. Thanks to Dr. Mobley as well as Robb who came up with tailored exercises to meet my needs for each visit (and were easygoing and fun to talk to), I was fixed up in no time! I have way more range and flexibility after a month and also see noticeable changes in my posture due to the adjustments and the PT work that holds the adjustments in place. 

Also Rasaja was extremely kind, responsive, and wonderful to work with in scheduling appointments! Nothing but great things to say about this office and the people-oriented community they’ve built! Thank you Tangelo West Seattle!”Grace S.

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