Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in Columbia, MD

Neck pain can be debilitating, preventing you from sleeping, driving, and living your life. At Dabbs Rehab Center of MD, leading specialists from across the chiropractic, physical therapy, naturopathic, and functional medicine fields combine to provide a suite of effective natural neck pain relief treatments. Call the Columbia, Maryland, office or click online booking to make your appointment today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain stems from: 

  • Auto accident injuries, such as whiplash

  • Poor posture

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Cervical spinal stenosis

  • Cervical disc herniation

  • Bulging cervical discs

  • Cervical disc degeneration

  • Muscle inflammation

  • Sprains

  • Strains

Sudden neck pain outside of injury can be a sign of a heart attack, meningitis, and other serious medical complications. 

When do I need help with neck pain? 

Neck pain usually needs treatment because it’s often a sign of an underlying condition. Signs that you need medical care include:

  • Neck pain alongside severe stiffness

  • Persistent neck pain for a few days or longer

  • Difficulty moving your neck

  • Neck pain that shoots down an arm

  • Neck pain along with tingling, numbness, or other strange sensations

  • Neck pain along with headache, fever, or flu-like symptoms

If you’re unsure whether your neck pain requires professional care, it’s always better to play it safe by scheduling an evaluation at Dabbs Rehab Center of MD. 

How is neck pain diagnosed?

You’ll start with a chiropractic evaluation, usually including a physical exam and imaging tests to detect spinal imbalances that lead to inflammation, mobility issues, and pain. 

You may also need functional medicine testing to uncover problems like nutrient deficiencies or toxicity that could be contributing to neck pain. 

How is neck pain treated?

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD creates a personalized neck pain management plan based on your diagnosis. Most patients get excellent results with a combination of physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments. 

Patients spend a full hour in physical therapy to relax muscles, improve mobility, and ease pain. Physical therapy treatments commonly include specialty massage, customized rehab exercises, and pain relief methods like electrical stimulation, heat packs, ice packs, and dry needling. 

Chiropractic care is a natural approach that uncovers and treats the root cause of your neck pain. It aligns your spine, which relieves pressure and inflammation while improving nervous system function. Along with hands-on chiropractic techniques to restore vertebrae to their rightful positions, you may need soft tissue techniques to ease muscle problems.

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD is a whole-person practice with providers from many disciplines, so if general health issues cause your neck pain, they have solutions. Naturopathic and functional medicine providers can find and treat problems that can worsen neck pain (for example, vitamin D deficiency). 

Book your neck pain evaluation online or call Dabbs Rehab Center of MD for natural neck pain help now.