It’s common to wake up with a stiff neck or to notice general neck pain whenever you turn your head—these are minor conditions that will likely get better with ice and light stretching. However, if your neck pain isn’t improving after a week of at-home remedies or you’re experiencing severe pain, numbness, or tingling, come to Back & Neck Pain Center near Dunedin, Florida, for neck pain treatment from an experienced chiropractor. Dr. Monte Venis has been helping patients get well and stay well for more than 30 years, and he will leverage his expertise for you.
The neck is supported by the cervical spine, a structure of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that extends from the bottom of the skull to the upper back. There are seven cervical vertebrae (or bones) and between each of them is a disc that provides shock absorption. Neck pain can be caused by injury to any part of the cervical spine, including:
There are many other reasons for neck pain, too. For example, it can be a result of stress. Poor posture, lifting heavy objects, and repetitive movements can also lead to neck pain. And, finally, an auto accident can cause whiplash—a rapid, back-and-forth motion of the head and neck—that can injure cervical bones, discs, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tissues.
When you meet with Dr. Venis for neck pain treatment, he will take a consultative approach to your care. He will learn about your injury, lifestyle, and medical history and then complete a physical examination. In certain instances, X-rays or an MRI will be ordered to determine the cause of the neck pain. Then, he will provide the chiropractic treatments you need to relieve your discomfort.
Schedule an appointment with Back & Neck Pain Center today! Contact us at (727) 726-4743 or fill out our online form. We proudly serve patients throughout Dunedin, FL.