Neck Pain Specialist

Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractic located in Meridian, ID

Neck pain is a frequently occurring problem that almost everyone experiences at some point in their lifetime. Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, has an integrative team of experienced chiropractors and therapists highly skilled in diagnosing and treating neck pain. Whether you’re experiencing an acute attack of neck pain or a chronic neck problem, Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine is the place to find relief. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Neck Pain Q & A

Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine

What causes neck pain?

Most cases of neck pain arise from damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones in your neck. Factors that commonly trigger neck pain include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Overworked muscles
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Compressed nerves
  • Muscle tension caused by stress and anxiety
  • Herniated discs
  • Bone spurs
  • Whiplash injuries

There are also times when neck pain is a symptom of a specific medical condition. These conditions can include:

  • Cancer
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Meningitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

It’s important you have the cause of your neck pain diagnosed accurately by the expert team at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine.

How can I prevent neck pain?

Many of the causes of neck pain are related to lifestyle factors and bad habits that you’ve picked up over time. To help prevent neck pain and prevent its recurrence after treatment, you should:

  • Avoid carrying heavy loads over one shoulder
  • Sit up straight and avoid slouching and slumping
  • Avoid holding your phone between your shoulder and ear
  • Learn correct posture and how to maintain it
  • Make sure your sleeping position doesn’t cause a crick in your neck

It’s easy to fall into bad habits, such as slumping in your chair or crossing your legs. However, it’s important to learn how to maintain a good posture at all times to prevent musculoskeletal problems.

What treatments are available for neck pain?

You may well be using over-the-counter medications to ease the pain and reduce inflammation in your neck. Analgesics do help with the pain, but won’t address the underlying issue, so it’s best to seek professional help before your pain gets any worse.

The integrative medicine team at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine offers a range of effective therapies to treat neck pain, including:

  • Advice on home treatments and lifestyle changes
  • Cervical manipulation (chiropractic treatment)
  • Decompression therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Mechanical traction
  • Red light laser therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy

The caring and considerate staff at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine assesses each patient carefully to determine the cause of their pain, before recommending the most effective treatment options.

To find relief from your neck pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.