Fairwood Chiropractic is your full-service chiropractic clinic in Renton. We offer chiropractic adjustment and manual therapies, including care and treatment of the cervical spine. Our board-certified doctors can treat your neck pain, back pain, and joint pain.
Chiropractor for Neck Pain in Renton, WA
Is Going to the Chiropractor for Neck Pain Relief Right for You?
The place to answer that question is from the aspect of diagnostics. Not all neck pain is a suitable fit for chiropractic care. At Fairwood Chiropractic we start with a thorough physical exam with diagnostics and then go from there. By understanding the extent of and nature of your neck injury, we can better understand if chiropractic care is a fit for your situation.
An X-ray or MRI is the best method of looking at the internal parts of your spine. Either help us to see if the injury in your neck is a good fit. Oftentimes, chiropractic therapy is just what the doctor ordered.
Once we have diagnosed your neck and any injury you might have, we develop a comprehensive plan of care that address your pain, injury, and health goals.
Chiropractic Treatment for Chronic Neck Pain
The root of neck pain can come from many types of injuries or issues. Sometimes, it is just the result of a lifetime of poor posture. Other times it is a physical injury, such as a sports injury or an injury following an auto accident. There are a lot of components in the neck including the cervical spine, muscles, tendons, and organs.
Any one of those components can cause severe neck pain. Our treatment options include:
- Manual adjustments or manipulations – Putting the vertebrae in your neck back in alignment.
- Massage – to stretch muscles and tendons and relieve tension
- Posture and bodywork to help improve posture
- Ergonomic assessment so you work smarter and without the aggravation of your neck.
- Hot and Cold therapies to help relax the muscles and reduce inflammation
- Range of motion and muscle strengthening
Is Your Pain in the Neck Fixable?
Disease and Inflammation are two causes of neck pain. They stem from aging, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and life in general.
The weight of your head can be enough to cause disc injury if you have poor posture. Correcting posture helps to center the weight of your head over your spine so that it is not pulling abnormally on your neck. Your head weighs around 11 pounds and that’s a lot of weight to have out of place.
Some conditions require a medical doctor and surgery. Spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the nerve openings almost always requires surgical intervention. We work with your medical team, including your doctor, surgeons, and therapist. Good medical advice is important for each patient.
Can chiropractic treatments help with pain relief, improve range of motion, prevent muscle spasms, and improve overall health and quality of life? Yes. Spinal manipulation can be an easy and painless way to find pain relief and improve the quality of health.
Chronic and Acute Neck Pain Treatment
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. Acute pain is the pain we experience in the short-term – less than six months and usually less than a week.
We treat patients who either have chronic pain or acute pain. The best time to see a chiropractor is at the onset of pain. For auto accidents, that is usually the same day or the next day. For sports injuries same-day appointments are available anytime you need pain relief.
If you have suffered from neck pain for a while and wonder if chiropractic care can help, the answer is usually yes. We see patients who have neck pain issues throughout a range of their injuries. It is not uncommon to meet someone who has suffered from neck pain for years.
Neck pain can include many symptoms including numbness and tingling in your arms and hands. It can affect balance and range of motion, both of which can limit mobility. If you are looking for a Renton chiropractor, give us a call 425-226-1856.
At Fairwood Chiropractic we offer professional and skilled pain relief that is natural and drug-free.