Treatments for Pain, Prevention & Overall Wellness
Neck pain can last from days to years, depending on the cause.
Neck pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe chronic pain that could be disabling. Common causes include osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, herniated disc, pinched nerve, mental and physical stress and strain, poor posture, tumors and other health conditions.
At IPM, we concentrate on treating the underlying cause of your neck pain. The issues in and around the neck can affect the nerves, ligaments and blood flow to the head and shoulder region. You’ll find just some of the neck issues we see and treat at IPM below.
We are very effective in identifying and treating neck pain through adjustments, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage and exercise.
Please don’t hesitate to call and schedule an appointment at any of our four office locations. We can help get rid of that neck pain through the best combination of chiropractic care, physical therapy, regenerative medicine, therapeutic massage and acupuncture treatment options available.
No referral necessary.
TYPES OF NECK CONDITIONS
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is usually associated with aging. As you become older, your intervertebral discs— the pillow-like cushions between your vertebrae—can degenerate or break down due to years of strain, overuse, or misuse. The discs may lose flexibility, elasticity, and shock absorption. They also become thinner as they dehydrate.
Discs act as shock absorbers of the spine and are made up of soft, fibrous tissue with a jelly-like center. Disc problems may vary from a mild bulge or tear of the disc, to a severe rupture and commonly affect the lower back. Often, pain occurs suddenly and may increase with prolonged sitting. We have extensive experience handling patients with disc problems through the use of physiotherapeutic modalities, exercise, and light spinal manipulation.
Herniated discs usually occur in the neck or low back. A herniated disc can cause pain when the outer ring (annulus) or interior matter (nucleus pulposus) presses on a nearby nerve root.
Whiplash is a type of neck sprain that often results from a car accident. It is a hyperflexion/hyperextension injury commonly occurring when a motor vehicle is rear-ended. The neck and head are “whipped” suddenly and quickly forward (hyperflexion) and backward (hyperextension), which may lead to severe neck sprain and/or strain.
Whiplash causes pain and stiffness in your neck. Pain may be worse when you try to turn your head. You may even feel dizzy or sick to your stomach. Chiropractic adjustment often helps. At IPM, we may have you do exercising and stretching at home, too, and show you how to use heat or ice to reduce muscle spasms and swelling.
Are these neck conditions covered by insurance?
In most cases, help for neck pain are covered by insurance. And to make sure, we verify your coverage with your insurance company before any treatment begins. That way, if it isn’t 100%, we can let you know how much of your plan is covered right from the start.
We are in-network with most PPO/POS plans (BCBS, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna and more), as well as some HMO plans, and Medicare. We also accept worker’s compensation and personal injury cases. Find out more. Individualized payment plans are available to those without insurance coverage. We offer flexible payment options and are transparent about all costs. Find out more.
Our 360 Degree Approach
Our approach at IPM is unique. By identifying all aspects of a neck injury or any neck pain, we are able to cater a customized rehabilitation and/or treatment program that not only repairs the injured area, but makes the area stronger and more stable to be able to withstand future injuries. This is the definition of true preventative care!
When it comes time to start your specific treatment care plan, the doctors at IPM have a number of different services to offer, each with their own individual techniques tailored to fit your specific body, pain and goals for recovery.
How Bad Is Your Neck Pain?
If you are in pain or have any of the neck conditions listed above, contact us to make a quick, easy appointment. No referral necessary. Let us find the right treatment for you.