Neck Pain

Chiropractic, Massage Therapists & Rehabilitation located in Round Rock, TX

Neck Pain

Neck pain affects as many as 30%-50% of American adults. Don’t let neck pain or spinal misalignments keep you in pain. Bolden Harris, DC, and the team at Family Wellness at Teravista in Round Rock, Texas, offer treatments for neck pain to all ages. Although you may think neck pain can resolve on its own, it will continue until you treat the underlying problem. To book an appointment and improve your day-to-day functioning, call the practice today or reach out online.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Your neck, or cervical spine, starts at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine, impressively, supports the full weight of your head and can move it in nearly every direction. This flexibility makes your neck very susceptible to injury or pain. 

All of the nerves that provide senses also originate around the spine. If you have spinal misalignment, it can irritate the surrounding muscle tissue, causing chronic pain.

What causes neck pain?

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Injury and accidents resulting in whiplash
  • Aging
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • Weak abdominal muscles
  • Stress and emotional tension 

Chronic neck pain can result in worse problems down the road. The team suggests taking care of any pain early on.

How do you diagnose neck pain? 

Your chiropractor uses the Gonstead technique to locate the source of your pain. They ask you questions about your symptoms, observe your physical condition, feel your spine to note its curvature and alignment and check for subluxations. 

They may test your reflexes, muscle strength, and pain spread, order blood tests, or perform an X-ray to better understand your spinal and neck issues. 

What are neck pain treatment options?

Your treatment plan may include several healing techniques. 

Neck adjustments

During a neck adjustment, your chiropractor applies precise pressure by hand to the joints of the neck. This improves spine and adjoining muscle mobility and range of motion and reduces pain and stiffness. You may require several adjustments depending on your condition. 

Shockwave therapy 

Shockwave therapy sends intense, short-energy waves to the treatment area, helping jumpstart your healing process. 

Traction therapy 

During traction, your chiropractor uses their hands to elongate soft tissue and separate bone surfaces at the joint. This reduces joint mobility and inflammation and treats nerve or disc herniation issues. 

Massage therapy 

A soft tissue massage can help relax your tense muscles and target trigger points in your neck. 

Health and wellness

Family Wellness at Teravista offers comprehensive health and wellness services to improve nutrition. The infrared sauna can help reduce pain and restore circulation. An on-site gym allows a team member to teach you improved exercise and stretching techniques. 

Family Wellness at Teravista can provide relief to your neck pain. Contact the team today by phone or online to start on the new patient special.