Neck Pain Specialist

Kalani Total Health Center

Chiropractic & Holistic Healing Center located in Oxnard, CA

Does neck pain distract you at work, keep you up at night, or prevent you from enjoying your favorite hobbies? With treatments such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic realignment, the team at Kalani Total Health Center in Oxnard, California, can help you leave neck pain behind for good. Use the online booking tool or call the office today for an appointment.

Neck Pain Q & A

Kalani Total Health Center

What causes neck pain?

Your neck is more vulnerable to injury than almost any part of your body, so keeping it healthy is vital to your wellbeing. If you’re experiencing neck pain, it could be a sign of:

  • Strain or sprain
  • Whiplash
  • Nerve compression, as from a herniated disc
  • Worn joins, especially caused by osteoarthritis

Overuse injuries, such as the cumulative strain of holding your neck in a certain way while driving or sitting at your computer, are also a common cause of neck pain.

When should I see a doctor about neck pain?

It’s always worth seeing a doctor about chronic pain, but you should especially consider it if your neck pain:

  • Is extremely severe or debilitating
  • Lasts for days on end with no improvement
  • Spreads at all, especially to arms and legs
  • Is accompanied by headache, numbness, or weakness
  • Occurs after a traumatic injury, like a fall or car crash

If you feel a fluttering or thumping of your heartbeat in your neck, these can be neck palpitations or a sign of a cardiac event. Seek immediate medical help if you’re experiencing this.

What treatments are available for neck pain?

The first step of addressing neck pain is making sure it’s not a sign of a medical emergency. For that reason, Kalani Total Health Center does offer on-site X-ray exams to patients.

Neck pain can be treated by a variety of complementary and alternative medical techniques.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is especially effective in treating neck injuries such as sprains and whiplash. It can help realign the spine and ease any swelling as the neck heals. It’s also helpful when joints are beginning to degenerate with age, guiding them into alignments that more naturally fit the shape they have formed into over time.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is frequently used to treat neck and upper back pain. Depending on the source of your pain, your acupuncture site is usually near the base of the neck and the typical treatment involves the insertion of multiple needles. Acupuncture sessions usually last an hour or less. You may see results after the first visit, and your range of motion can increase quickly when combined with rest and traditional medicine.

Massage

Massage therapy can reduce inflammation, loosen tight muscles, and reduce stress. For neck pain, in particular, massage can strengthen the area around the neck to ensure your body provides the support your neck needs.

In addition to these main techniques, the team at Kalani Total Health Center may recommend hot or cold therapy, electrical stimulation, or a series of strengthening exercises. The experienced practitioners will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses your specific neck pain.

Call Kalani Total Health Center today, or make an appointment online.