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Neck Pain Specialist

Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center

Kenneth Haywood, D.C

Chiropractic Clinic & Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center located in Friendswood, TX

Neck pain is a common complaint after auto accidents and hours of hunching over a computer screen. No matter the cause of your neck pain, Kenneth Haywood, DC, at Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center can find an effective treatment for it. He offers nonsurgical therapies like decompression, physical therapy, and laser therapy to relieve muscle tension and reduce discomfort. To find a treatment for your neck pain, call the office in Friendswood, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

Your neck is responsible for holding your head up while you sit or stand. Since the average weight of a human head is about 11 pounds, this can be a tough job for your neck when not aligned properly with the rest of your spine. 

That’s why wear-and-tear injuries like muscle strains are some of the most common causes of neck pain. Other causes of neck pain include acute injuries from car accidents, like whiplash and chronic diseases. Specific examples are:

  • Arthritis
  • Meningitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Vertebrae fractures

If your neck pain is persistent and doesn’t respond to home care, Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center can help you find the cause. They ask about the characteristics of the pain and any other symptoms that come with it. 

If they can’t find the reason right away, they might recommend an X-ray or another imaging procedure to view the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments within your neck. 

How can chiropractic treatment help with neck pain?

At  Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center, the team evaluates your neck pain, identifies the cause, and designs an appropriate treatment plan. 

Whether you need to strengthen and rehabilitate the muscles in your neck or realign your entire spine, they can recommend a suitable treatment. Your plan might include:

  • Decompression techiques 
  • Massage therapy
  • Cervical traction
  • Physical therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Muscle relaxation techniques
  • Acoustic sound compression therapy
  • Thermotherapy
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization

Treatments available at Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center can help you avoid expensive and time-consuming surgery with lots of recovery time. 

How can I prevent neck pain in the future?

You can’t prevent neck pain in every instance. Car accidents, impacts, and other occurrences aren’t always foreseeable, and injuries happen even when prepared. 

However, there are things you can do to reduce your chances of experiencing neck pain and prevent wear and tear in your neck muscles. Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center might recommend that you:

  • Take breaks from hunching over your computer
  • Practice good posture
  • Stretch often
  • Quit smoking
  • Align your body before falling asleep
  • Avoid carrying heavy luggage with one shoulder

Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center can teach you to improve your posture and be mindful of the position of your neck at all times. It can also help to place your computer monitor as close to eye level as possible if you use it for many hours at a time. 

To find out more about neck pain treatments and prevention, call Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.