Our Richmond Hill Chiropractor Offers Holistic Treatments for Neck Pain
Next to back pain, neck pain brings more people to see a chiropractor than any other condition. When patients need a professional chiropractor, they know they can rely on Dr. Chan for relief from neck pain without using medications or minimally invasive surgery. In addition to traditional chiropractic techniques, our Richmond Hills chiropractor also provides acupuncture, massage therapy, nutritional counseling/wellness programs and the Activator method for eliminating neck pain, muscle soreness and stiffness.
Causes of Neck Pain
Sprains and strains are the most common reasons for neck pain. Strains occur when tendons or muscles become irritated by overextension and over use. Sprains happen when overuse of ligaments produces inflammation and soreness. Sleeping in awkward positions can overextend neck soft tissues, making it difficult to turn your head without feeling sharp pain. Poor posture may also contribute to chronic neck pain, especially if you spend hours in front of a computer with your head tilted forward and your shoulders slumped. This particular sitting position puts more strain on your neck's soft tissues than if you sat upright with your shoulders back and straight.
Other causes of neck pain include:
- Repetitively moving your head side to side (swimming, dancing, playing sports)
- Holding your head in an unusual position for extended periods (painting ceilings, for example, or cradling your telephone between your shoulder and head)
- Whiplash due to auto accidents or sports injury
- Cervical subluxation (misalignment of neck vertebrae)
Activator Method for Neck Pain
An effective and popular chiropractic technique to ease neck pain involves the Activator, a small, handheld tool designed to deliver gentle, impulse forces to your spine for restoring healthy motion to affected spinal vertebrae. An alternative to spinal adjustments, the Activator method allows Dr. Chan to relieve neck pain with HVLA (high velocity low amplitude) thrusts. It also works to realign the spine and reduce back pain as well.
Acupuncture for Neck Pain
Dr. Chan recommends acupuncture for pain if other chiropractic methods do not meet a patient's needs. By inserting tiny needles at certain points on the skin, your Ontario chiropractor stimulates the body's natural ability to heal inflammation by releasing analgesic hormones into the bloodstream. Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Chan today if you are interested in acupuncture therapy.
Comprehensive Plan for Chronic Neck Pain
In addition to relieving musculoskeletal pain through various chiropractic techniques, a comprehensive approach allows for your body’s maximum health. Dr. Chan understands this and may recommend a comprehensive approach for treatment, offering physiotherapy, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, or corrective exercises.
Contact Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic in Richmond Hills, Ontario for Neck Pain Relief
If you suffer from neck pain, please call Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic today at (905) 707-8328 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chan.