Neck pain prevents millions of Americans from enjoying life, especially when the condition becomes chronic. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, chronic neck pain is the fourth leading cause of disability around the world. If you are looking for help with your neck pain so that you can get back to your daily life, Dr. Gorrie and our team at Palm Desert Chiropractic in Palm Desert will provide the care you need. We are focused on treating the root cause of your neck pain, not just the pain itself.
How We Treat Neck Pain
When you visit Palm Desert Chiropractic for neck pain treatment, we will begin your care with a full patient evaluation. This will allow us to create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and lifestyle. Our treatment plans are designed to reduce pain and support the healing process.
As part of this evaluation, we will get to know your past medical history, exercise routine, nutrition habits, stress level, and lifestyle. From there, our doctor will examine your spine, so we can understand how other regions of your neck including your mid-back and lower back, are impacting your neck and contributing to the pain you are experiencing.
Your neck pain treatment plan may include a combination of the following methods:
Spinal manipulation: Part of your chiropractic care will include various spinal manipulation techniques, including the flexion-distraction technique, which involves using our hands to apply pressure on the intervertebral disc, to treat your back. We may also use instrument-assisted spinal manipulation and specific spinal manipulation, which involves using gentle thrusts to restore joint movement.
Massage therapy: Used in conjunction with other therapies, therapeutic massage helps relax tense muscles and aids in your rehabilitation.
Trigger point therapy: For this therapy, we will use applied pressure to alleviate pain in specific areas.
Ultrasound therapy: Ultrasound sends sound waves into the muscle tissues to help with tension and pain.
Patient education: Your treatment does not end when you leave our clinic. We will provide advice on ways you can help your neck at home. This will include exercises, changes to your diet, and even how to change your posture.
Get Neck Pain Treatment in Palm Desert, CA
If neck pain is affecting how you live, work, and play, our experienced team at Palm Desert Chiropractic want to help. Call our team today at (760) 200-9858 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.