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Neck Pain Treatment in Aurora

man holding neck in painAre you tired of that nagging neck pain? Almost 30% of neck pain cases evolve into chronic symptoms, so it’s important to address the signs quickly. Minor discomfort today can turn into major pain tomorrow.

The Root Causes

Our day-to-day activities and lifestyle often contribute significantly to neck pain. Is your posture not quite right? Do you spend hours a day looking downward at your digital devices? Or maybe it’s related to a work-from-home or homeschool setup or even your sleeping position. Sports trauma, injuries, and poor biomechanics might also be the culprits.

At Buchar Family Chiropractic, we want to root out the cause of your discomfort, not just treat the symptoms. Through detailed chiropractic and functional orthopedic exams, we aim to identify where your problem springs from.

Diagnostic Tools for Precise Treatment

We leverage the power of digital X-rays to assess your cervical spine curve, disc alignment, spinal degeneration, neck curvature, and head position. This information guides us in formulating the best strategy customized for your individual care.

Tailored Exercises and Chiropractic Care

With a personalized therapeutic exercise plan, we address strength imbalances and changes in forward head posture and tackle conditions like upper cross syndrome. Our chiropractic care helps to correct vertebral misalignment, which, in turn, relieves nerve compression and pain.

Complementary Therapies for Enhanced Healing

Massage therapy alleviates muscle tension and prepares your body for adjustments. Cervical spinal decompression helps with nerve compression due to a disc herniation or bulge. Acupuncture decreases inflammation and boosts your body’s healing process. Furthermore, nutritional supplementation becomes part of your daily regime to control muscle tension and spasms.

Let’s Alleviate Your Neck Pain

If neck discomfort affects your daily life, contact us today, and let’s schedule your comprehensive consultation and examination. We want to help you get relief so you can return to what you love in life.

Common Causes of Neck Pain

The spinal disc is the spongy part between the bones that helps to support your spine and act as a shock absorber. Over time, the discs will wear down and dehydrate. They’ll start to compress and get thinner and the fibers will begin to tear. If they tear enough, the nucleus can push on the outside fiber of the disc putting pressure on the nerves. Neck pain can result as well as radiating pain, numbness, and tingling down the arms and into the hands.

A herniated disc is more severe than a bulged disc. It’s when the nucleus pushes through the outer lining of the disc. A herniated disc is compressing on the nerve in a more severe manner.
If it’s not treated or taken care of early, a herniated disc can lead to severe or permanent neurological issues, sometimes even surgery. That’s why it’s so important to take care of this as soon as possible.

This age-related condition occurs when the discs break down due to damage, neglect of the spine, and poor posture and spinal alignment. Obesity, smoking, even the type of job that you do can also contribute to degenerative disc disease. Although degenerative disc disease cannot be reversed it can be slowed through therapeutic exercises, spinal adjustments, and getting motion into the area.

Muscle strain, torticollis, or whiplash can be a dull, achy pain or very intense with movement. The pain is usually localized and it can get to the point where you feel like you cannot move your neck.
An acute trauma, repetitive motion, poor posture, or weak neck muscles can all be blamed for the pain. It may resolve itself, but you want to address it early because it will help it heal better and with less chance of scar tissue.

We’re constantly looking down at our devices and employing poor posture at our desks. This is causing tech neck, a forward head posture that increases stress on the neck by increasing the weight of our head. We’re starting to see tech neck in children, teenagers, and young adults.

Osteoarthritis is a modification of the bone structure that can form bone spurs due to a lack of motion or long-term improper biomechanics. The spurs irritate the spinal nerves and create neck pain. This usually all relates to untreated past trauma, poor posture, or cervical curve issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should you see a candidate for neck pain?

As early as possible, if we want to keep simple issues from becoming complicated issues. Anytime you leave or neglect something it will always get worse.

Is it okay to pop my own neck?

Definitely not. We know a lot of times it feels tight like we just have to get a release. But when you’re doing that you’re just forcing it; you’re not using X-rays or palpation to be as specific as possible with the adjustment. Over time, this can cause hypermobility and exacerbate the problem.

How can I relieve my neck pain?

You can do cervical stretches, cervical traction, and a combination of heat and ice.

How should I sleep with neck pain?

You want to sleep on your back, rolling a pillow slightly or getting a cervical pillow to create a slight curve to support your neck. Your goal is no muscle tension on the neck. If you’re on your side, we want your head completely aligned with your spine not tilted down or up.

How can you tell if your neck is out of alignment?

Any symptoms of neck tension, which includes pain, and the head tilting side to side or forward head posture shows the neck is out of alignment. We want to address these issues as soon as possible to correct them and get you on a path of healing.


Neck Pain Treatment Aurora, Naperville IL | Buchar Family Chiropractic