Neck Pain Specialist

Joyce Family Chiropractic and Wellness

Chiropractor & Massage Therapist located in Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL

Living with persistent neck pain is distracting and uncomfortable — it’s difficult to focus on anything but the pain. Dr. John Joyce and his staff at Joyce Family Medical Group offer effective treatment for alleviating neck pain. Through chiropractic care and physical therapies, you can experience a significant reduction in chronic neck pain and return to living a fulfilling life. Book an appointment online at their Mount Greenwood, Illinois facility to learn more about neck pain relief.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Many factors can influence your risk of developing neck pain. Injured nerves that travel through the neck can cause chronic pain in the neck and along the spine. Subsequent trauma to these areas can lead to chronic inflammation, resulting in you having ongoing pain. Quick movements and poor posture can also cause mobility issues and pain in the neck.

Underlying medical conditions can result in pain radiating into the neck and other areas of the upper torso. These medical conditions may include the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Infection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pinched nerves
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Muscle or ligament sprains

A stiff neck or tenderness in the area often resolves on its own. However, you should always get an examination from a medical professional for chronic pain, to find the cause and some relief.

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Neck pain can include symptoms like numbness, aches, or shooting pain in the neck area. Other issues, including headaches and pain in the shoulders and arms, might not be causing your neck pain but can lead to ongoing, chronic pain.

Here are some other symptoms of neck pain:

  • Dizziness
  • Facial tingling
  • Glandular swelling
  • Difficulty swallowing

Seek immediate medical attention for injury-induced neck pain, such as whiplash or trauma. Dr. Joyce offers treatments to relieve neck pain without medication or surgery.

What are the treatments for neck pain?

Dr. Joyce physically examines the neck and investigates your other associated symptoms to decide on the best treatment to relieve your pain. He also reviews your medical history, including injuries, to pinpoint all possible causes.

Chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, and massage therapy techniques, help relieve tension in the neck and reduce pain.

Dr. Joyce will review your daily habits, including work-related tasks, to ensure you aren’t causing unnecessary strain on the neck. He will review the proper way to sleep, regarding your pillow placement, to make sure your neck gets support, no matter what position you sleep in.

Massage therapies reduce tight muscles that radiate pain into the neck and shoulder region. Deep tissue and therapeutic massages improve blood flow to the neck area.

Schedule your consultation online now.