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Neck Pain Specialist

BodyWorks Medical Center

Integrative Medical Clinic located in Carol Stream, IL

Neck pain is a frequently occurring problem that affects people of all ages and can cause mobility problems too. If you’re experiencing neck pain, the expert team at BodyWorks Medical Center, in Carol Stream, Illinois, is made up of experienced practitioners with considerable expertise in diagnosing and resolving neck pain. To schedule an appointment with the BodyWorks Medical Center team, call the clinic today, or book using the online facility.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is often caused by damage to the bones and soft tissues as a result of:

  • Muscle strain
  • Tendon or ligament sprains
  • Joint wear
  • Compressed nerves
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Bone spurs
  • Whiplash injuries

Muscle tension caused by stress and anxiety is a significant cause of neck pain, which often extends into the head and down the back as well.

Left untreated, neck pain may become chronic, and there could be a progressive deterioration in the discs or vertebrae that leads to restricted movement and more severe pain.

What is the treatment for neck pain?

There are a number of options for treating neck pain, such as:

  • Cervical adjustments
  • Interferential electrical stimulation
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy
  • Manual joint stretching and resistance techniques
  • Massage therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Traction
  • Trigger point injections
  • Ultrasound therapy

The professionals at BodyWorks Medical Center dedicate themselves to reducing pain and restoring function to their patients without relying on pharmaceuticals, using the body’s innate healing abilities to bring patients back to health.

Can I prevent neck pain?

Many of the causes of neck pain stem from bad postural and physical habits, so there are plenty of ways you can help ensure you recover from your current neck problems and prevent further injuries from occurring. It’s important to think about how you treat your neck in the course of your daily life and to avoid the types of behavior that increase your chances of injuring your neck, such as:

  • Not spreading loads evenly across both shoulders
  • Bending your neck into unnatural positions
  • Adopting poor posture
  • Sleeping with your head at too acute an angle

You can also improve the strength and flexibility of your neck by performing regular exercises that stretch and strengthen muscles and tissues without overstraining them. Gentle forms of yoga and Pilates are ideal for strengthening the neck.

If neck pain is getting you down, the BodyWorks Medical Center team focuses on finding the right treatment method for your symptoms, developing a personalized treatment plan that caters to your unique requirements. For relief from neck pain, call the clinic today, or book an appointment online.