Many everyday things can cause neck pain– activities that are so sedentary and simple, we often don’t even realize we’re causing pain. Activities such as:
- Watching TV
- Using your computer
- Reading a book
- Hunching over the steering wheel of your car
- Falling asleep in a chair or on an airplane
- Texting on your cell phone.
Our response to stress is another common cause of neck pain:
- Rush-hour traffic
- Over commitments
- Work pressures
- Family obligations
- Not enough sleep.
Neck pain comes in many forms. Sometimes the pain feels like a deep, dull ache. It can also feel sharp & stabbing (especially during motion). There is also throbbing pain, electrical pain, and pain that may radiate up into your head, or down your arms. Some people also experience tension across their shoulders.
The quality of the pain gives us important clues as to what tissues & structures may be involved.
Is your neck stiff and sore when you wake up from your sleep? Does it hurt more when you bend your head down to read? Is it worse when you’re working in front of a computer? Do you experience crackling noises when you move your neck around? Each person’s neck pain is unique and has a specific cause.
The temporary pain that results can resolve on its own, especially when the offending activity is discontinued. When it doesn’t, a more serious underlying problem may be indicated. Besides discomfort and annoyance, chronic neck pain is a sign that something is wrong.
We address your neck pain by looking at Structural, Metabolic and Neurological factors. After taking a detailed history from you, a thorough functional neurological examination is performed to determine if you are a good candidate for care.
Where do you go when the medications don’t help? Even if you’ve tried chiropractic, medications, acupuncture, injections, surgery or physical therapy in the past and they’ve all failed you; our unique neurologically based care program for chronic conditions is completely different.
Call Dr. Dranko or Dr. Gorlesky today at (919) 556-1033 to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation Meet & Greet. Let us help you find relief from your pain today!