Neck soreness and stiffness is a very common ailment that our neck pain specialist treats at Balanced Health Medical in Midtown Manhattan NYC. Neck pain can be severely debilitating and hamper your ability to perform routine tasks in addition to the things you enjoy doing. Our mission is to discover the deep seeded cause of your neck pain, which could be related to spinal misalignments or even a medical condition. We have been a leading medical and chiropractic clinic in Manhattan/Midtown for over 15 years, and we have a chiropractor and medical physician on staff that will work together to accurately diagnose your condition and work up an effective neck pain treatment program for you.
The seven vertebrae that support the neck are known as the cervical spine, and it is by far the most flexible part of the spinal column—and the most utilized. The neck is constantly in use and supports the weight of the head, which is an astonishing ten pounds on average. There are numerous nerve roots in the neck that control sensation and movement of the wrists, hands, shoulders, arms, larynx, and esophagus, so even a slight impingement can source an array of side effects and symptoms throughout the body. Because of its complexity and workload, having a pain in the neck is rather common and can happen for a number of reasons according to our neck pain doctor.
Our experienced team of doctors offers a multidisciplinary array of medical services and chiropractic services to treat the most common types of neck pain. These include the following.
Neck strains involve muscles that are irritated or overstretched, and neck sprains involve the tearing of the ligaments. Sprains are often caused by a sudden injury or impact due to an accident at work, on the job, or during sporting activities. Overuse, repetitive motion of the neck and sleeping too long in an awkward position are often the culprits of neck strains.
Our neck pain specialist sees many patients with issues that are due to improper posture. If you slouch when sitting, droop your shoulders frequently or look down at your cell phone or computer for hour upon hour every day, then neck pain can creep up on you. Our neck pain doctor will help alleviate your discomfort and offer postural screenings to determine any issues and offer educated lifestyle advice to help prevent recurrences of neck pain.
When the nerve root of the cervical spine becomes impinged, it can send a radiating pain through the neck, shoulders, upper back. Furthermore, cervical radiculopathy distresses connected nerve endings which can result in weakness, numbness, and tingling in the hands and fingers.
Most commonly the result of rear-end car collisions and sports injuries, whiplash can source severe neck stiffness, pain, dizziness, and headaches. That sudden jolt of the head thrusting backward and forward can tear sensitive soft tissues in the neck, and symptoms may take days or weeks to notice. This is why coming to see a medical professional and a chiropractor immediately after such an injury is essential. We offer same day appointments, and always have time to meet your needs.
Commonly known as cervical osteoarthritis, this condition causes pain and stiffness and is typically a degenerative one that causes the deterioration of the discs and joints of the neck. Wear and tear of the neck can break down cartilage, so it can occur in younger adults with active lifestyles.
Tension headaches and migraines are often a side effect of neck injuries. Tension headaches result when the muscles of the neck and head contract and this is the most common type of headache. Migraines are typically debilitating and can come on suddenly, lasting for hours or even days.
The core of our holistic and non-invasive care involves gentle manual adjustments of the spine and neck to help realign misplaced vertebrae and alleviate nerve impingements that source pain and secondary symptoms. For lower lumbar impingements, we offer spinal decompression therapy. We may also recommend complementary treatments to improve the efficacy of your care and expedite healing time such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy and corrective exercises.
With over 15 years of experience and two dedicated health providers on our side, we want to be your number one source for your medical needs. Check out our raving client reviews on Yelp and Google+ to discover why we are the #1 pain relief provider in the 10022 zip code in NYC. Contact us today at (212) 755-1717 to schedule an appointment or just stop by our office and we’ll see you as soon as possible.