Neck Pain Specialist

Unbroken Body Chiropractic

Advanced Chiropractic & Certified Massage Therapists located in Pleasant Hill, CA

Whether you wake up with unexpected neck pain or have chronic neck pain, you don’t have to put up with the discomfort. At Unbroken Body Chiropractic in Pleasant Hill, California, Jonathan Adams, DC, offers personalized chiropractic care to relieve your pain and correct the condition causing it. Call Unbroken Body Chiropractic today or schedule a consultation online.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

Incorrect posture is a leading cause of neck pain. Whether you spend hours every day with your head tilted down to scroll through your phone or slouch at a desk all day with your head tilted up or down to focus on your computer screen, these abnormal positions put significant strain on your neck.

Other common causes of neck pain include:

  • Spinal misalignment
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Muscle spasm or tension in your upper back or shoulders
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems
  • Injuries like whiplash

While neck pain is common, you don’t have to accept it as a normal part of life. It’s usually easily treatable, and with minor lifestyle adjustments, preventable. 

When should I talk to a chiropractor about neck pain?

You should talk to Dr. Adams at Unbroken Body Chiropractic if you have neck pain that persists for more than a couple of days or if your discomfort is so severe that it limits your mobility. Additionally, if you know or suspect that you injured your neck, make an appointment right away. 

Dr. Adams provides thorough consultations to diagnose the root cause of your neck pain. After reviewing your symptoms, lifestyle, and the details of any potential injuries, he performs a physical exam.

Dr. Adams begins with the superficial, gradually working deeper into your muscles and connective tissue, eventually reaching your bones and nerves. This systematic process not only reveals the condition causing your pain but the best therapies and steps to heal your neck and alleviate your pain.

How do you treat neck pain?

Every patient has different needs when it comes to neck pain treatment. Depending on your condition, Dr. Adams might recommend chiropractic and rehabilitation techniques, including:

Myofascial Release Techniques

Myofascial release is a hands-on technique that uses pressure to release tightness in your fascia. The treatment can relieve tension that contributes to your headaches.

Active Release Techniques® (ART)

ART combines manipulation and movement to release tension, break up scar tissue, and increase circulation to relieve the underlying problem causing your headaches. 

Rapid Release™ Therapy

Rapid Release Therapy uses vibrations to relieve muscle tension, break up scar tissue, and improve circulation. 

Activator Method®

The Activator Method is an instrument-assisted chiropractic technique to adjust your spine and correct alignment issues. Dr. Adams uses an Activator Method device to realign your spine and relieve headaches. 

Lifestyle Adjustments

Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to wellness. In addition to manual treatments like adjustments, Dr. Adams might recommend dietary changes or exercises and stretches to practice at home. His goal is to help you maintain your health on your own. 

Thumper®

Thumper is a device that applies percussion massage therapy to release muscle tension. This treatment can be used to complement other massage or chiropractic techniques.

Drop Table Technique

The drop table technique utilizes a specific chiropractic table with segments that can lift and drop down. The dropping mechanism allows the force of gravity to deliver gentle and low-velocity chiropractic adjustments.

Massage Therapy

Massage encompasses a variety of techniques by which your provider kneads or manipulates your muscles to stimulate blood flow and reduce tension.

In addition to manual therapies, Dr. Adams also teaches you exercises and stretches to practice at home. At-home care not only continues your recovery between appointments but also reduces your reliance on health care treatments. 

Call Unbroken Body Chiropractic, or make an appointment online today, for personalized treatments for long-lasting neck pain relief.