Are you suffering from neck pain? Is your pain ruining your sleep? Does it interfere with your ability to concentrate at work?
We understand and can help.
Neck pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor. It is in the top 5 physical disorders in the United States. It is estimated that 10-20% of Americans suffer from neck pain at any given time. Neck pain is also a common cause of headaches and can cause radiating symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling in the arms and hands.
Neck pain may be caused by many different things. Poor sleeping positions can cause you to wake up with pain and stiffness in your neck. Accidents and injuries can damage the muscles and ligaments in your neck, leading to pain. More commonly, years of repetitive stresses and poor posture can result loss of the normal curve that you should have in your neck. This places constant excessive tension on the muscles in the back of your neck, leading to fatigue and pain. If not properly dealt with, the damage from injuries and repetitive stresses frequently lead to chronic pain and degeneration. The most common cause of neck pain is a misalignment of one or more of the bones in your neck. This is known as a subluxation. A subluxation occurs when the bones that are meant to protect your nerves become misaligned and stuck. This can pinch, stretch, or otherwise irritate the delicate nerves that your spine is designed to protect, resulting in neck pain, headaches and other symptoms related to your neck.
Many people seek relief from their neck pain through medications. Painkillers may offer temporary relief from the symptoms but do nothing to address the cause of the pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are often thought of as being harmless because they do not require a prescription. However, they are linked to several health conditions, such as stomach ulcers, kidney and liver damage, as well as heart disease. Opioids are highly addictive and cause thousands of deaths every year due to overdose. When medications fail to provide relief, some turn to surgery. However, spinal surgeries are very invasive and have a high failure rate. The surgery may very well not provide relief and complications are common.
Trinity Chiropractic offers a drug-free, non-surgical approach to helping you with your neck pain. Dr. David Iszler takes a unique approach to helping you with your neck pain. When you first meet with Dr. Iszler, he will sit down with you to do a detailed consultation to find out what is causing you to suffer from neck pain. He will perform a chiropractic examination and take x-rays, if necessary, to discover the cause of your pain. He will then review his findings with you in detail so you understand where your neck pain is coming from. At that point, he will go over his recommended action plan to correct what is causing your neck pain so you can get back to enjoying life again. If he finds that your case is not a chiropractic case, he will help direct you to the right place so you can get the relief you need.
Dr. Iszler uses the newest technique in chiropractic. He is Advanced Proficiency Certified in Torque Release Technique (TRT). Using this gentle neurologically based technique, he adjusts your spine to correct the misalignments without the twisting and popping that most people associate with chiropractic adjustments. Depending on your needs, other options may be incorporated into your care to help provide pain relief as well as assisting in the correction of the underlying cause of your pain. Electrical stimulation is effective at decreasing pain and muscle tension in the area. Our state-of-the-art Class IV deep tissue therapeutic laser helps decrease pain and inflammation as well as accelerates your body’s natural healing process. Massage therapy is another option that may be used in your care to help address the muscular portion of your condition. We aim to correct the underlying condition that is causing your pain rather than just addressing the pain itself, so we incorporate spinal and postural rehabilitation into your care. If the normal curve in your neck is decreased and contributing to your neck pain, part of your spinal rehabilitation will focus on restoring the curve. By addressing the structures that support your spine, your healing process is typically faster and the changes are more permanent.
Call us today to schedule your consultation so you can get back to doing the things you love.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What causes neck pain?
A: There are several causes for neck pain, ranging from muscle strain and fatigue, to years of poor posture, to injuries. However, the most common cause is a misaligned bone in your spine, called a subluxation.
Q: How do I know if I have a subluxation?
A: Dr. Iszler will do an in-depth consultation along with a chiropractic examination and x-rays, if
necessary, to determine if your pain is due to a subluxation.
Q: Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
A: No. You do not need a referral from another doctor to see a chiropractor.
Q: Do you take x-rays?
A: Depending on what the doctor finds during your examination, he will take x-rays if necessary. We have on-site digital x-rays so you don’t have to go anywhere else to have them taken.
Q: Do the adjustments hurt?
A: No. Dr. Iszler uses the newest technique in chiropractic, called Torque Release Technique. This technique utilizes a small handheld adjusting instrument, called the Integrator, to gently adjust the one bone that needs it without twisting and popping.
Q: Do you offer laser therapy for neck pain?
A: Yes. Laser therapy is one option that may be used in your treatment. Our Class IV deep tissue therapeutic laser helps to decrease pain and inflammation, increase oxygenation of the tissues and speeds up your body’s natural healing process.
Q: Do you offer massage therapy?
A: Yes. Our massage therapist is highly skilled at many different massage techniques to address the muscular component of your condition.
Q: What makes Trinity Chiropractic different?
A: We use the newest technique in chiropractic, called Torque Release Technique (TRT) to gently adjust your spine without twisting and popping. We also combine this with spinal and postural rehabilitation to speed your healing along and make your changes more permanent.