Neck Pain Specialist Naperville, Illinois
If you suffer from a headache, stiff neck, or simply have difficulty moving your head to the sides, you may need medical help. Fortunately, if you live in Naperville, you are only 3 minutes from NorthStar Integrated Health & Physical Medicine Center. Here you can receive the professional help you need to eliminate your neck pain following an effective and complete diagnosis. The pain in the neck, although some see it as a minor problem, may, in fact, prevent you from performing in basic daily activities, so it’s recommended that chiropractic professionals help you resume your rhythm of life. In our chiropractic wellness center, we will help you heal your neck and improve your posture so that your neck remains painless and healthy. You just have to send us an email requesting an appointment, or you can simply call or schedule through our website.
Everyone has experienced neck pain once in their lives. It’s normal to happen when the muscles are distended due to poor posture. However, on some occasions, neck pain can turn out to be somewhat more serious.
Some symptoms of acute neck pain are:
- Little ability to move/turn the head.
- Stiff muscles.
- Pain if you hold your head in one place for long periods (such as when you drive or are in front of the computer working).
Luckily for you, we at NorthStar Integrated Health & Physical Medicine Center have a team of chiropractic specialists who are more than capable of performing and eradicating your pain with modern methods that won’t make you suffer, nor do they need to exert too much force on you to heal yourself.
Our specialists are located in Lisle, where they serve patients from neighboring cities, such as Naperville, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Bolingbrook, IL.
How to know if you should look for a chiropractor?
Usually, neck pain improves with rest at home. However, if your neck pain doesn’t improve, it is very important that you look for a chiropractor as soon as you can (especially if it’s a pain caused by an injury, such as a dive in the water or car accident).
What symptoms should you have to be sure you need a chiropractor?
- Having a very severe neck pain and for several days without relief.
- Neck pain that extends to your arms or legs.
- Neck pain accompanied by headache, numbness, or tingling.
Some causes of neck pain
The neck can be very vulnerable to injuries and disorders that generate pain and limit movement because it’s responsible for supporting the weight of the head. The main causes of neck pain are:
- Damaged joints (in most cases, the joints exhaust with age. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage between the vertebrae to deteriorate).
- Impingement of the nerve.
- Muscle tensions (caused by carrying a lot of weight, staying hunched for a long time, clenching your teeth, or reading books in bed).
- Other diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis or meningitis at birth).
Since your neck is flexible and carries the weight of your head, it’s vulnerable to injuries. Neck pain can be caused by:
Even repeated minor motions like grinding your teeth and other forms of overuse can strain your neck muscles. Remaining in a position where you’re hunched forward is another muscle strain trigger.
Some diseases like arthritis, cancer, or meningitis can cause neck pain due to inflammation and muscle tension.
Accidents and injuries, particularly when there’s a high-impact trauma can cause neck pain and other complications like whiplash. If your head moves rapidly into an unnatural position, it can pull the soft tissues in your neck.
Nerve compression is the result of bone spurs or herniated discs in your neck pressing on the spinal cord nerves, resulting in moderate to severe pain.
Your neck joints wear down over time and can become painful. Conditions like osteoarthritis cause the cartilage between the bones to deteriorate. Any deterioration, trauma, or straining of the muscles, bones, and cartilage in the neck can lead to pain.
Your spine supports your body weight and is made up of over 30 small vertebrae stacked together. The many cartilage discs that sit between the vertebrae act as shock absorbers, preventing friction of the bones.
With all of those complex components from bones to cartilage, it’s not surprising that there’s plenty of room for error and damage to occur.
The lower back tends to be one of the more painful areas because it endures a lot of mechanical stress from our everyday lives: It bears much of your upper body’s weight.
At the Northstar Integrated Health & Physical Medicine Center, doctors offer conventional and holistic treatment methods to relieve your pain, including:
- Medical manipulation
- Spinal decompression
- Trigger point injections
- Supartz arthritis injections
- TX360 migraine and headache treatment
They also provide physical therapy and holistic medicine services like acupuncture, and traditional treatment methods including medications and steroids.
Call today to receive a thorough consultation and evaluation, or book an appointment online.