Neck Pain Specialist

Casa Grande Chiropractic

Tim Hoyt, DC

Chiropractor located in Casa Grande, AZ

Considering you can sprain your neck while you sleep, it’s no surprise that neck pain affects 14% of adults. Unfortunately, for half of these sufferers, the neck pain turns into a chronic problem that limits their daily life. At Casa Grande Chiropractic, Tim Hoyt, DC, eases your pain, strengthens your neck, and restores movement using gentle chiropractic techniques, physical therapy, and other healing modalities. To get help for neck pain, call the office in Casa Grande, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Sports injuries and auto accident injuries are two of the top causes of neck pain. However, you don’t need to sustain an acute injury to end up with neck pain.

Daily wear and tear frequently lead to neck pain, especially if you spend considerable time bending your head to use electronic devices or you have poor posture. As you get older, structures in the cervical spine naturally degenerate, which leads to several painful neck conditions.

The conditions that frequently cause neck pain include:

 

  • Whiplash
  • Neck strains and sprains
  • Herniated discs
  • Slipped or misaligned vertebrae
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Bone spurs

 

Some of these conditions cause pain by pulling muscles and ligaments. Others result in pain as cartilage deteriorates, vertebrae go out of alignment, and spinal nerves become compressed.

What symptoms accompany neck pain?

Neck pain frequently goes hand-in-hand with a stiff neck and limited movement. Many people develop headaches and migraines due to tight neck muscles and pinched nerves.

Pinched nerves also lead to another level of pain. They cause pain and tingling sensations that radiate down your arms and into your hands. You may also develop muscle weakness in your arms and hands.

How do chiropractors treat neck pain?

Your chiropractic care begins with a complete examination and X-rays (done in the office) when needed. Since your neck is so delicate and injuries can easily lead to nerve damage, Dr. Hoyt refers you to a trusted physician if he detects any problems that may need intensive medical care.

Your chiropractic treatment focuses on easing your pain, decompressing pinched nerves, relieving muscle strain, and realigning your spine.

Dr. Hoyt uses gentle techniques when treating neck problems. For example, you may receive:

  • Cervical mobilization
  • Manual decompression
  • Thompson drop-table techniques
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Posture training
  • Physical therapy
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Trigger point therapy

Using a drop table and manual techniques ensures that your neck receives mild pressure and non-thrust movements. Though exercise is important for restoring strength and an optimal range of motion, Dr. Hoyt begins your physical therapy with easy movements that gradually stretch the tissues. Then you progress to more strenuous activities that restore strength.

To learn how chiropractic care can improve your neck symptoms, call Casa Grande Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.