Neck Pain Specialist

Neck pain can range from a dull ache to an intense and sharp pain that prevents you from moving your neck even a little bit. At Complete Performance Chiropractic in St. Charles, Missouri, experienced chiropractor Dr. Eric Leitman, and the team provide evidence-based therapies for neck pain that treat the source of the discomfort. To schedule an evaluation, call Complete Performance Chiropractic or book your visit online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is Neck Pain?

Neck pain is pain or discomfort originating somewhere in the neck. Your neck takes on the important task of holding your head upright every day and can perform twisting and nodding motions.

You can get neck pain because of a sudden movement, like whiplash, or because of degeneration of structures in the neck.

At Complete Performance Chiropractic, the team teaches you about the cause of your neck pain after making or confirming your diagnosis. They walk you through all of your options for noninvasive and minimally invasive treatment, which can help you avoid needing surgery for your complication.

Treatments at Complete Performance Chiropractic aim to address the root causes of neck pain and not just mask the symptoms. The team creates an individualized care plan designed to meet your needs for neck pain, stiffness, and other symptoms that come with pain in the neck.

Where does Neck Pain come from?

Neck pain often originates either in the cervical spine, which is the top section of your spine within the neck, or any of the surrounding and supporting structures. When it originates in spinal nerves, neck pain often comes with referred pain or other symptoms in the shoulders and arms.

The team at Complete Performance Chiropractic performs a comprehensive evaluation complete with a medical history, physical examination, and imaging tests. You may be experiencing neck pain due to:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cervical degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical herniated disc
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Fibromyalgia

Neck pain can come by itself and be constant or intermittent. It can also show up with additional symptoms such as stiffness or headaches.

How is Neck Pain Treated?

Successfully treating your neck pain requires an accurate diagnosis of the injury or condition causing your discomfort.

The team at Complete Performance Chiropractic assesses damages to the tissues in your neck using imaging scans before recommending in-office therapies and behavior modifications to make at home.

The following treatments have high success rates for treating various types of neck pain:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Nonsurgical spinal decompression
  • Myofascial release
  • E-stim
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Intersegmental traction
  • Dry needling
  • Physical therapy
  • Behavior modifications

You may come in regularly for treatment updates and to track your progress as you manage neck pain with help from the team at Elite Spine and Health Center. They can change your treatment plan at any time to better accommodate your needs.

If you have neck pain that affects your day-to-day life and well-being, call Complete Performance Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.