Neck Pain Info – Woodstock, Georgia

Neck pain is a common, serious ailment that can be short-lived or long lasting. Problems in the cervical spine can seriously impact a person’s daily life.

Patients receiving this therapy are amazed at the results.  If you suffer , call us today at 770-926-9495 to see if you are a candidate for this treatment.

Overview

Neck pain is a common, serious ailment that can be short-lived or long lasting. Problems in the cervical spine can seriously impact a person’s daily life.

Causes

Pain in the cervical spine can be triggered by a variety of causes including injuries, stress or diseases. Slipped discs, collapsed vertebrae, muscles strains and ligament sprains, arthritis and other problems can all contribute to a person’s pain. Small injuries that go unattended can worsen over time and result in major problems in the cervical spine.

Symptoms

The most common symptom is discomfort in the neck or shoulders. Neck pain may be sharp and shooting, or it may feel like a dull ache. Other symptoms may include pain, numbness, or tingling that may run down the arm and into the hand, reduced range of motion, lack of concentration and disruption of sleep.

Care and Management

Chiropractic care can be a safe and effective method for managing problems in the cervical spine. Spinal adjustments, therapeutic stretches and strengthening exercises may be beneficial. Other care options may include rest, ice, massage therapy, laser therapy and ultrasound therapy. A continuing care plan may be recommended to ensure long-lasting benefits.

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Our Appointment Hours
Monday 8:00am – noon & 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – – 2:00pm
Wed 8:00am – noon & 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – – 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am – – 1:00pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays 9:30am – noon

Preparing For Your Appointment

Make an appointment with medical team trained in nervous system disorders.

Here is crucial information to help you prepare for your appointment.

What You Can Do

When you make an appointment, ask if there is anything you should do in advance, such as fasting for a particular test. Make a list of:

  • Key personal information, including major life changes or recent stresses, alcohol use and family medical history
  • Your symptoms, including those that may seem unrelated to the purpose of your appointment
  • All medications, vitamins or other supplements, including doses
  • Questions to ask your chiropractor

If possible, take a friend or family member along who can help you remember the information you are given.

For peripheral neuropathy, questions to ask your chiropractor include:

  • What is the likely cause of my symptoms?
  • Are there other possible causes?
  • Do I need any tests?
  • Is this condition long-lasting or temporary?
  • What are the available treatments, and which do you recommend?
  • What are the side effects of the treatment?
  • Are there alternatives to the approach you are suggesting?
  • I’ve other health conditions. How do I manage them together?
  • Do I have to restrict activities?

 

Do not hesitate to ask other relevant questions.

What To Expect From Your Doctor

Your doctor will likely ask you the following questions:

  • Do you’ve health conditions, such as kidney disease or diabetes?
  • When did your symptoms start?
  • Does anyone in your family have similar symptoms?
  • Have your symptoms been occasional or continuous?
  • How severe are the symptoms?
  • What seems to improve your symptoms?
  • What, if anything, seems to worsen your symptoms?