Neck Pain Treatments
Neck pain has many possible causes, including whiplash due to an auto accident or a sports injury. Dr. Mark Kowalski of Kowalski Chiropractic in Dublin, OH offers a variety of treatments that can help you to get back to your pain-free life.
Chiropractic manipulation is a primary treatment used by chiropractors for a variety of conditions. When the vertebrae in the neck are out of line, it can cause stress to the surrounding tissues. The nerves can be compressed and the muscles stiff and tense. When the vertebrae are manipulated back into place, it helps the messages from the brain get through and the muscles don’t have to strain over the displaced bone.
Manipulation diathermy creates an electromagnetic field and creates heat that is both soothing and relaxing. It works as a sedative for nerves. It allows for more freedom of movement, helps relieve muscle spasms, and reduces arthritis pain. Diathermy can be very helpful for many types of neck pain.
Cryotherapy is the use of ice to numb pain and reduces inflammation. It provides cooling relief, and it constricts the blood flow to the area, which reduces swelling. If you have neck pain from whiplash, this can be an effective treatment.
Massage is a complementary therapy that works well together with a chiropractic adjustment. When the muscles are relaxed they are more receptive to the adjustment. When your neck is stiff and sore, getting a massage can make you feel better and improve your chance for a quick recovery.
Dry needling uses thin needles to help to release myofascial trigger points. These trigger points are knots in the underlying tissue that are painful to the touch. It helps to relieve restrictions to movement caused by tightness in the muscles.
Flexion distraction therapy
Flexion distraction therapy provides decompression that can help with chronic neck pain. It helps to improve blood flow to the injured area and promotes healing. This treatment can also help with pain due to a bulging disc. The therapy stabilizes the muscles that contribute to keeping everything in place in the neck.
Acoustic wave therapy
EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology) therapy uses high-energy sound wave to help to promote the regeneration of tissue and enhances blood circulation to the painful area. It has been approved by the FDA and has proven to be very effective at controlling pain.
Give us a call
Contact Dr. Kowalski of Kowalski Chiropractic in Dublin, OH when you are looking for relief from your neck pain. Call us at 614-798-8050 or through our website.