Neck Pain

Chicago Chiropractic Center

Chiropractic & Integrative Medicine located in South Loop, Chicago, IL & Lake Forest, IL

Occasional neck pain is common in people of all ages, but if your pain is interfering with your ability to drive or stay physically active, it may be time for treatment. Anne Gordon, DC, offers comprehensive evaluations of neck pain at Chicago Chiropractic Center in Chicago’s South Loop. Together with her team of massage therapists and experienced physical therapist Sanjoy Roy, PT, CSCS, Cert. MDT, Dr. Gordon quickly relieves neck pain with long-term results. Find out more about your treatments for neck pain by calling the Chicago office or using the online booking feature.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain may affect you at some point in your life and is commonly the result of poor posture or prolonged periods of sitting in front of a computer.

However, there are times when neck pain is more serious and results from underlying medical conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Tension
  • Worn joints
  • Nerve compression
  • Soft tissue injuries

If you experience trauma to the neck, such as during an auto accident or a fall, you may experience persistent neck pain that worsens over time.

When should I seek treatment for neck pain?

In some cases, you may find relief from occasional neck pain using over-the-counter medications and heat or ice therapies.

When pain in your neck makes it difficult to move your head or the pain interferes with your work or your personal life, it may be time to seek treatment.

Dr. Gordon assesses the structure of your neck and range of motion to determine its cause.   She may also ask you to perform specific movements to evaluate your flexibility and the severity of your pain to determine if chiropractic care can help.

How does chiropractic care relieve neck pain?

Chiropractic adjustments can manipulate your spinal joints into proper position. This realignment can relieve pressure on the joints and nerves in and around your neck.

Dr. Gordon uses controlled, sudden-force techniques, known as cervical manipulation, to push your joints back into alignment. This joint movement loosens up areas where nerves or muscles are irritated or compressed, dramatically reducing your pain and increasing the range of motion in your neck.

What other treatment options are available for neck pain?

In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Gordon may recommend physical therapy and massage therapy to relieve tension and stress, reducing your risk for neck pain in the future.

Chicago Chiropractic Center has an on-site physical therapist, Sanjoy Roy, and a team of licensed massage therapists for your convenience. The experienced staff creates custom treatment plans to address the cause of your neck pain. Using special techniques and exercises in combination with chiropractic care can provide you with long-term, effective relief of ongoing neck pain.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Gordon today online or by phone to learn more about the treatment options for effectively ending neck pain for good.