Medical conditions like arthritis, poor posture, and injuries are some of the main problems that result in neck pain. Dr. Barry Matthisen and Dr. Bryan Matthisen as well as your reliable and friendly massage therapists at Alaska Back Care are able to treat and well as diagnose the cause of neck pain for patients of any age at their practice in Anchorage. To obtain relief from your neck pain, you can either schedule your appointment online or call us at Alaska Back Care.
Questions And Answers: Neck Pain Relief
What Is Neck Pain?
The neck is a part of the body that consists of numerous muscles, ligaments, and bones which provide range-of-movement and support the head. Any inflammation, abnormalities, and injuries inside the tissues often result in stiffness and neck pain.
The common symptoms associated with pain in the neck include:
- – Muscle tightness
- – Muscle spasms
- – Decreased range-of-motion
- – Headaches
- -Referred pain to shoulders, upper back, head, etc
The pain in your neck can worsen when you keep your head in one position for extended periods, like sitting in front of your computer.
What Are The Causes Of Neck Pain?
The neck is an area that is susceptible to various conditions and injuries which not only causes pain but can also decrease range-of-motion, pain referral, radiating pain, and other symptoms. Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen and the rest of the team from Alaska Back Care are experienced in treating several neck conditions, which include:
- – Injuries caused by whiplash
- – Muscle strains
- – Arthritis
- – Nerve compression
- -Joint and ligamental sprains
- -Symptoms caused by stenosis
Even minor repetitive activities such as using the incorrect pillow to sleep on or abnormal posture can cause stress to the structures in your neck which can result in pain and leaving you more susceptible to injury. If you are currently experiencing neck pain that has lasted for a while, and you are not sure about the cause, we are able to diagnose the issue and start with a treatment plan to assist you with pain relief.
How Is Neck Pain Treated? The ABCC Way
Both Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen are experts in evidence-based chirorpactic care. They are experienced and highly-trained in various chiropractic methods which effectively deal with neck pain. They start off with the initial consultation and exam, where they will examine your condition thoroughly along with your medical history.
Dependent on your condition, an in office X-ray may be necessary in order to confirm your diagnosis. If needed, your chiropractor can refer for out of office advance imaging such as MRI. From here, they are able to set out your customized treatment plan in order to relieve any pain in your neck. This can include:
-Spinal Manipulative Therapy
-Active Release Technique
In addition to manual methods, Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen also provide passive-based physical therapies, for added pain relief, which includes:
- – Correct application and use of Kinesiotape
- – Low Level Laser Therapy
- – Electric muscle stimulation
- -Exercise and Rehab expertise
If your neck pain has started to affect the way you live, do not delay. This is where Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen and Alaska Back Care Center can help. If you’re ready to choose exceptional service in a caring environment, contact us today!