Neck pain can be very painful and can be the result of illness or injury. Dr. David Sniezek of Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center in Washington, DC, and McLean, VA, offers treatments that can help with this painful condition. As both a medical doctor and chiropractor, he offers the advantage of a whole-body approach using a wide variety of techniques and modalities.
Causes of neck pain
Neck pain can result from something as simple as sleeping in an awkward position or resting your phone on your shoulder at work. It can also be the result of an auto accident or sports injury. The reason for the pain influences the type of treatment that is recommended.
Treatments for neck pain
Medical acupuncture is used in western medicine. It is evidence-based rather than following the philosophy of Qi. Acupuncture today uses more than just thin needles, it uses electric pulses, magnets, and lasers. It works by stimulating the nervous system and can be very effective in treating pain and nausea. It is also a holistic approach to wellness and preventing illness, not just treating it.
When the vertebrae have gone out of alignment, the entire body suffers. One of the reasons for neck pain is a misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck, which can be the result of injury. By using gentle adjustment, the vertebrae can be put back into alignment and that should help to allow healing to begin.
Trigger point injections
Any muscle in the body can develop a trigger point. They are knots in muscles and can be located in the neck. Treatment includes steroids or anesthesia injections directly into the trigger points.
Therapeutic exercise is targeted at the specific area of your body where you are suffering pain. If you have neck pain, the exercises will be targeted at that and will likely include stretching exercises that you can do at home to continue the therapy from your visits.
Dr. Sniezek seeks to educate his patients so that they can increase their wellness and avoid things that cause pain to the neck. This may include changes to sleeping and sitting so that the neck is in the correct position. Using ergonomic positions when working can also help with neck pain caused by holding the phone with your head.
Contact Dr. Sniezek of Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center for your neck pain in Washington, DC, and McLean, VA., also serving Foggy Bottom and Tyson Corners. Call our Washington DC office at (202) 296-3555 or our McLean office at (703) 506-8471 to make an appointment or send a message via our website.