Stiffness and pain in the neck are some of the most common complaints among chiropractic patients today. Whether due to injury, poor posture, disc issues, and even stress, neck pain can diminish your quality of life. 

Thankfully, chiropractors can use many effective methods to treat a painful or stiff neck. With these non-surgical techniques, it’s possible to achieve lasting relief from neck discomfort. 

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustment is a popular therapeutic treatment that can be used to target neck pain. It works by resolving misalignment in the vertebrae, putting pressure on the nerves, and causing pain in the neck. When the vertebrae are put back into alignment through chiropractic adjustment, the strain on the nerves is relieved, and neck pain is reduced. 

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy

DTS spinal decompression therapy is a traction-based treatment that uses advanced technology to relieve pain resulting from injured discs. During this treatment, the spine is stretched gently. This reduces pressure on the spinal discs while prompting the body to send oxygen and nutrients to the area. This promotes healing while decreasing strain on the spine that can lead to neck pain. 

Pulstar Adjusting

Pulstar adjusting involves the use of the PULSTAR instrument. It’s a hand-held analysis and adjusting instrument that enables your chiropractor to quickly and accurately identify stiffness. With the PULSTAR software, your chiropractor can then choose individual vertebrae to be adjusted with gentle “multiple impulse therapy.” This delivers a soft vibration to the area, helping to relieve neck and spinal pain.  

Graston Technique

The Graston Technique involves the use of a stainless steel instrument to break down scar tissue and alleviate fascial restrictions. It’s a particularly effective treatment method for both acute and chronic soft tissue injuries, including those that affect the neck. With the Graston Technique, your chiropractor can identify areas with chronic inflammation and soft tissue fibrosis to effectively treat the cause of your neck pain. 

Physical Therapy

While chiropractic methods are highly effective in treating neck pain, the addition of physical therapy to your treatment plan can enhance the results. At Florida Injury & Wellness Center, we have an advanced physical therapy department that will work with you while you’re undergoing chiropractic treatment. With the collaboration of your chiropractor and your physical therapist within the same medical center, you’ll receive a higher quality of care for neck pain and stiffness. 

To learn more about these chiropractic treatments for neck pain, visit Florida Injury & Wellness Center today.