Neck Pain Specialist
Neck pain may make it difficult to turn your head, check your blind spot, or lift a laundry basket. If neck pain keeps you from engaging in your normal, everyday activities, it’s time to make an appointment at Paragon Physical Medicine. Dr. Bryce Chaffee provides safe, effective cervical spine adjustments and other treatments to restore function in your neck. If you live in the Wooster, Ohio area, contact Dr. Chaffee online or over the phone to set up an appointment.
Neck Pain Q & A
What causes neck pain?
Any injury or condition that affects the bones, ligaments, nerves, muscles, or joints in the neck can cause pain. The most common of these issues are:
- Poor posture
- Repetitive motion
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
How do you treat neck pain?
Dr. Chaffee takes a multimodal approach to neck pain. Treatment starts with relief for pain and then progresses to corrective care. Once your body heals, Dr. Chaffee promotes periodic preventive care.
During the pain relief and corrective phases of treatment, Dr. Chaffee incorporates the following treatments:
When your cervical spine is out of alignment, it can cause pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. With manual adjustments, Dr. Chaffee helps restore alignment in your neck.
Dr. Chaffee inserts thin needles into the skin at various places on your body. The process is meant to restore the flow of qi, or life force, in the body. The treatment is also thought to increase the body’s natural painkillers.
Trigger point injections
Trigger points are tight bands of muscle that cause pain and tenderness. Injecting a nerve block into those tender points helps decrease muscle overactivity and pain that results from the tightness.
Dr. Chaffee helps you heal from injury or muscle imbalance with targeted stretches and strength exercises. These methods help restore your neck’s normal function and prevent future pain.
How can I prevent neck pain?
Besides physical rehabilitation to restore your muscle balance, Dr. Chaffee also counsels patients on proper ergonomics and posture. Slumping over a computer or straining during physical work puts you at risk for neck pain, but Dr. Chaffee can give you pointers to prevent it.
Dr. Chaffee also provides advice on diet and physical activity to promote overall health and balance.
Proper neck support, especially during sleep, goes a long way toward preventing neck pain. A pillow that keeps your spine in a neutral position helps keep you from wrenching your neck during the night.
If you're experiencing a pain in your neck, call Paragon Physical Medicine or use the online scheduler to set up an appointment.