Neck Pain

Access Chiropractic Center

Chiropractor located in Rock Hill, SC

Dull, achy neck pain or sharp pain in the neck that causes numbness and tingling into the arms and hands can both prevent you from working, sleeping, and doing your normal daily activities. When you have neck pain, see Jeffery Muschik, DC, at Access Chiropractic Center. Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, for more than 15 years, Dr. Muschik provides safe, effective treatment for neck pain so you can feel better again. To schedule a visit, call or click to book online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

Why does my neck hurt?

Neck pain is most often the result of sprains and strain, though other known triggers of neck pain include:

  • Whiplash injuries
  • Sleeping on your stomach
  • Looking down at your phone or laptop for long periods
  • Poor posture
  • Turning your head suddenly
  • Repetitive movements
  • Poor workstation ergonomics

If you’ve been experiencing neck pain for longer than 3-5 days without improvement, visit Access Chiropractic Center for an exam and treatment.

What causes neck pain?

Conditions that cause neck pain are the result of irritation or trauma to the anatomic structures of your neck. These conditions include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Intervertebral joint dysfunction
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Cervical radiculopathy (inflammation of nerves in the neck)
  • Disc herniations

Neck pain is associated with headaches at the base of the skull, tension in the shoulders and upper back, and in some cases, numbness and tingling or sharp, shooting pain in the arms.

How do chiropractors treat neck pain?

Chiropractors diagnose and treat neck pain using a variety of conservative methods to reduce your pain without the need for medications, injections, or surgery. Once Dr. Muschik at Access Chiropractic Center has diagnosed the cause of your neck pain, he recommends an appropriate treatment plan which may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Soft tissue therapy, including massage therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Spinal decompression or traction
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitative stretches and exercises

Dr. Muschik may recommend at-home care suggestions as well, like using ice or heat, changing your posture when working or doing chores, and finding a new sleep position or pillow that’s appropriate for you.

Is chiropractic care safe for neck pain?

Yes. According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of conservative treatment for neck pain. Some people experience mild soreness for 1-2 days following treatment, similar to muscle soreness after exercising.

Dr. Muschik always performs thorough examinations before providing any type of treatment in order to ensure that chiropractic care is safe for you. In some cases — such as severe trauma or disc herniations — Dr. Muschik provides referrals to specialists in the area to help you.

To get effective conservative treatment for your neck pain, call Access Chiropractic Center or schedule a visit online now.