Neck Pain in Athens, PA

best chiropractor for neck pain relief

Neck pain disrupts millions of lives every day resulting in excruciating headaches, shoulder pain, and upper back pain that limits your ability to function normally.  Although neck pain is a common complaint, your neck pain could be more than a simple ache.  Many people say to us when they visit our office, “I thought it would go away.”  When the pain is caused by a structural problem that is not corrected, it can become serious over time.  We, as chiropractors in Athens, deal directly with that structural misalignment known as a vertebral subluxation


COMMON CAUSES OF NECK PAIN:

  • Traumas, Injuries, and Accidents
    • A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction resulting in a “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden whipping motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head.  Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness.  Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.  Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash
  • Growing Older Leads to Degenerative Disorders
    • Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)
      • Causes progressive deterioration of cartilage. The body reacts by forming bone spurs that affect joint motion
    • Spinal Stenosis
      • Causes the small nerve passageways in the vertebrae to narrow, compressing and trapping nerve roots. Stenosis may cause neck, shoulder, and arm pain, as well as numbness, when those nerves are unable to function normally.
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Causes reduction in the elasticity and height of intervertebral discs and restricts motion. Over time, a disc may bulge or herniate, causing tingling, numbness, and pain that runs into the arm.
    • Daily Life
      • Poor Posture
      • Obesity
      • Repetitive Stresses, Movements, Sprains and Strains
      • Sleeping Posture
      • Not Stretching Regularly
      • Weak abdominal muscles often disrupt spinal balance, causing the neck to bend forward to compensate
      • Stress and emotional tension can cause muscles to tighten and contract, resulting in pain and stiffness
      • Postural stress can contribute to chronic neck pain with symptoms extending into the upper back and arms.

DID YOU KNOW??

A popular term known as “Text Neck” is the pain caused by the overuse of the head, neck, and shoulders due to long periods of time spent looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other mobile devices.  This is one of the most common causes of neck pain treated in our office.

Did You Know… that for every inch your head moves forward, the weight of your head on your spine increases by 10lbs?

Did You Know… the average weight of a human head is 10-11 pounds?  That is like balancing a bowling ball directly over your shoulders.


NECK PAIN CAN BE ACCOMPANIED BY:

  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Fullness in the neck
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Inability to turn or move head

WE APPROACH NECK PAIN DIFFERENTLY

  • We start with a thorough evaluation which includes a detailed history and full physical exam to determine the cause of your neck pain.
  • We examine your spine for misalignments (aka SUBLUXATIONS)
  • X-rays will be taken to evaluate the physical structure of your spine.
  • Our assessment will determine the exact treatment necessary.

HOW WE TREAT NECK PAIN IN ATHENS PA

  • SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS at Horn Family Chiropractic to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your spinal nerves
  • SPECIALIZED MYOFASCIAL TECHNIQUES to address tension in the musculature of your neck, upper back, and shoulders
  • CERVICAL DECOMPRESSION to reduce long-standing pressure on the nerves of the cervical spine
  • DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in order to speed recovery
  • RECOMMENDATIONS on nutrition, posture, ergonomics, corrective exercises, and relaxation techniques to relieve joint and nerve irritation and tension in the muscles of the lower back

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU GET OUT OF PAIN AND RETURN TO A NORMAL, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. 

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Tuesday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Wednesday
7:15am - 11:00am


Thursday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Friday
7:15am - 11:00am


Saturday
Closed

Horn Family Chiropractic
29767 Route 220
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-9009