If you have pain in any part of your body, it can range from uncomfortable to downright debilitating. In the case of your neck, any degree of irritation can impede your ability to function. Because of this, it is important that you learn about how chiropractic can successfully relieve neck pain so that you can find the assistance you need.
When you first visit a chiropractor, you should take along medical records that relate to your neck pain. This includes any medical history that outlines the description and symptoms of your condition by another physician. For instance, whether the pains are sharp or dull, throbbing or steady can provide valuable information to your chiropractor.
A typical first visit at Aspen Wellness Center includes an initial consultation and examination. If necessary, Dr. Kleker may refer a patient out for x-rays. He will then go over the results of the imaging during your next follow-up visit.
Your Fort Collins Chiropractor is very compassionate when it comes to your pain. In other words, he will administer some form of pain relief the same day as your initial visit until a complete diagnosis is available. During this initial waiting period, Dr. Kleker may administer the following gentle pain relief methods for neck pain:
· Light soft tissue work using a topical analgesic like BioFreeze
· Electrical stimulation and/or other physical therapy modalities
· Ice or heat (if the condition isn’t acute
· Refer you to our licensed Medical Massage therapist
Additionally, your Northern Colorado chiropractor may make pain relief recommendations that you can use back home to help reduce your neck pain until your next visit. These typically include specific exercises, the proper use of ice as well as the administration of a topical analgesic like BioFreeze.
During your follow-up visit, a detailed treatment plan will be presented to you if your chiropractor believes he or she can help correct the problem. If so, be consistent with the treatment plan your diagnosis warrants so that your neck pain is not only relieved but potentially corrected.
Remember, Dr. Kleker is not only concerned about relieving your neck pain but even more concerned about finding and fixing the cause of the problem. Misalignments of the spine (aka vertebral subluxations) don’t just happen overnight (unless there is some form of blunt force that caused it). So correcting these subluxations through multiple chiropractic adjustments may take a little time, even when the pain disappears.
Regardless, when people are experiencing neck pain, it can diminish their quality of life. It becomes difficult to perform regular tasks such as driving, daily chores or even sleeping. Visiting your Fort Collins Chiropractor and allowing him to treat the area is a smart choice. Dr. Kleker has undergone extensive training in his field and is capable of treating neck pain effectively. So if you or a loved one are experiencing neck pain, give us a call at (970) 377-1775 for a free consultation or to set up an appointment. We’re here to help!