Neck Pain

Neck Pain Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Team. Dr. Alex Jimenez’s collection of neck pain articles cover an assortment of medical conditions and/or injuries on pain and other symptoms surrounding the cervical spine. The neck consists of various complex structures; bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and other tissues. When these structures are damaged or injured as a result of improper posture, osteoarthritis, or even whiplash, among other complications, the pain and discomfort individual experiences can be debilitating.

Depending on the underlying cause, neck pain symptoms can take on many different forms. They include:

Pain when holding your head in one place for long periods of time
Inability to move your head freely
Muscle tightness
Muscle spasms
Headache
Frequent cracking and crunching
Numbness and nerve pain radiating from the neck down to the upper arm and hand.

Through chiropractic care, Dr. Jimenez explains how manual adjustments to the cervical spine can greatly help relieve the painful symptoms associated with neck issues.

Jaw Clenching: EP’s Chiropractic Functional Medicine Team

Bruxism is an abnormal jaw clenching or grinding of the teeth, either while awake or during sleep. This can cause… Read More

January 26, 2023

Neck Aches Caused by Tight Thoracic Mid-Back Muscles

Neck aches, soreness, and pain symptoms are not always neck-related. Tight thoracic or mid-back muscles can pull on the neck… Read More

January 12, 2023

It Could Be More Than Shoulder Pain

Introduction The body is a functional machine that requires many muscles, organs, ligaments, joints, and tissues that provide everyday movements. In… Read More

September 13, 2022

Trigger Points Associated With Levator Scapulae

Introduction The muscles in the body help provide motion and protect the skeletal joints from harm. Each muscle group has ligaments, tissues,… Read More

September 12, 2022

Trigger Points Affect Posterior Cervical Muscles

Introduction The cervical spine has a casual relationship with the central nervous system as the brain and spinal cord works… Read More

September 9, 2022

Trigger Points Affecting The Neck & Splenius Muscles

Introduction The neck is the connector to the head and shoulders, allowing mobility and functionality to stabilize the head from dropping down.… Read More

September 8, 2022

Trigger Pain Affecting The Sternocleidomastoid Muscle

Introduction The neck is vital in keeping the head upright in a casual relationship with the cervical spine. The neck is home to… Read More

August 26, 2022

Myofascial Trigger Pain Affecting The Trapezius Muscle

Introduction The body incorporates different muscles that have specific jobs to help mobilize the skeletal joints while providing function to the arms,… Read More

August 25, 2022

Neck Pain Associated With Myofascial Trigger Pain

Introduction The neck ensures that the head is upright in the body while providing mobility to rotate, bend, and tilt… Read More

August 23, 2022

The Impact Of Chiari Malformation

Introduction The brain and the spinal cord have a casual relationship in the nervous system as they help transport neuron signals to the rest… Read More

August 1, 2022

Chiropractor Recommendations: Cervical Spinal Stenosis

Cervical spinal stenosis is a condition that causes narrowing of the neck region of the spine. This narrowing can compress… Read More

July 11, 2022

Headaches As A Somatovisceral Problem

Introduction Everyone has headaches at some point throughout their lives, which can be excruciating, depending on the severity. Whether it is a… Read More

June 23, 2022

Nonsurgical Decompression Therapy For Cervical Stenosis

Introduction The neck can make sure that the head doesn't flop around by letting the muscles, ligaments, and the spine hold the… Read More

June 1, 2022

Decompression Therapy For Relieving Myelopathy Neck Pain

Introduction The neck has two functions that allow the body to make sure that it holds the head up. The motor functions… Read More

May 24, 2022

Neck Crepitus Cracking, Grinding Sounds

Neck crepitus is a grinding sound that comes from moving or rotating the neck. Usually, it is not something to… Read More

October 4, 2021

Tension In The Neck, Relief and Motion Restored With Chiropractic

Muscle tension in the neck is a common musculoskeletal disorder.  The neck is made up of flexible muscles that support… Read More

September 1, 2021

Keeping The Neck In One Position For Too Long

Many individuals will be looking up at the fireworks this 4th of July weekend. A word of caution when keeping… Read More

July 2, 2021

Baastrup’s Syndrome aka Kissing Spine Syndrome

Baastrup’s syndrome is named after Christian Ingerslev Baastrup. He discovered and described the condition in 1933. In this syndrome, pain… Read More

June 4, 2021

Chiropractic Mobilization For Cervical Joints With Radiculopathy

Individuals experiencing radiculopathy in and around the neck notice it immediately, often driving them to the medicine cabinet. This condition… Read More

May 24, 2021