Neck pain is one of the most common and every day type of pain that we experience that largely results from our modern day lifestyles. Causes of neck pain can range from mechanical issues such as prolonged sitting or slouching, reaching or extending for overhead activities, working long hours on computers or workstations, improper sleeping postures, or whiplash injury to non-mechanical causes or disease or other physiological origins such as stress or TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint syndrome).
Neck pain can originate from any number of disorders and diseases:
Neck pain will often occur with headaches. Neck muscle problems may refer pain somewhere else in the body and give rise to pain in the head, mid-back, shoulders or down the arms. Tension headaches and migraines are often caused by nerve entrapment that occurs at the neck, most especially at the junction between the neck and skull. Pain in your neck can be also be indicative of a more serious condition.
Please seek immediate medical attention if you:
- Are unable to bend your neck enough to touch your chin to your chest
- Experience shooting pains in your shoulder or down your arm
- Have loss of strength or numbness in your arms or hands
- Notice a change in bladder or bowel habits
In San Diego (and Southern California), Dr. Jeffers provides safe and effective treatment for neck pain. Spinal decompression, with the relaxing DRX9000, is also used by Dr. Jeffers for treatment of whiplash and other painful neck and back conditions.
whiplash treatment at (858) 452-7770